Tag: Social awareness

Elements of a Confident Kid…Alliance Building

: a union between people, groups or countries: a relationship in which people agree to work together.1 There will be numerous opportunities throughout a child’s academic years to practice engaging in an alliance. Individuals need not agree on interests or even like… Read More

A Storied Childhood; The Impact of Stories on Children’s Social and Emotional Development

Oh the places you’ll go! The worlds you will visit! The friends you will know! – Dr. Seuss1 “What are you guys up to?” I say to the three six-year-old friends in my living room. “We’re sharing our books!” one says with… Read More

Raising Culturally Aware Children; An Interview with Louise Gomer Bangel

As we grow in awareness of one another – whether two people beginning a romance or two disparate and far-removed strangers taking an interest in the other’s culture – a wonderful thing begins to happen: we begin to care for the other… Read More

Elements of a Confident Kid… Being Helpful

helpful /help-fel/ making it easier to do a job, deal with a problem willing to help other people1 About Being Helpful and Being Helped: The ability to help others requires self-awareness and social awareness. The helper must identify ways in which he… Read More

Forgiveness

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi “Sammy took my Star Wars Lego out of my hand today at indoor recess. But I forgave him. He loves them too.” relayed my six year old… Read More

Boundaries

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others. – Brene Brown Boundary lines define the playing field. They outline the perimeter and if you step outside, you are, at least temporarily, out… Read More

Bring the Holidays into Focus

Your focus is your reality. –          Yoda, Star Wars I, The Phantom Menace As I entered the final stretch before Christmas, I paused, amidst my color coded lists of menu planning, decorating, present wrapping, gift creating, house cleaning and broken toy mending…. Read More

Citizen Kid

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. — Nelson Mandela “How’s my little buddy… Read More

The Hidden Halloween Treat

THE GHOST OF A FLOWER “You’re what?” asked the common or garden spook Of a stranger at midnight’s hour. And the shade replied with a graceful glide, “Why, I’m the ghost of a flower.” “The ghost of a flower?” said the old-time… Read More

Making New Friends

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one. – C.S. Lewis Whether your child is starting the year in a brand new school or returning to a school… Read More