The secret formula to help kids develop self-confidence

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Developing resilient children  A key component to develop resilient children is recognizing that every child already has the necessary ingredients for resilience within. As educators and parents we don’t have to instill it in them. We just have to provide an environment where it is nurtured and can grow. In her book, Thrivers: The Surprising…

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5 Ways to help children develop GRIT

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5 Ways to Help Children Develop GRIT Prepare the child for the path; not the path for the child.  (author unknown) Over fifty years ago, Emmy Werner, a psychologist did a groundbreaking four decade study of hundreds of children living on the Hawaiian island, Kauai. One third of the kids were born into poverty or…

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3 Ways to Help Children Develop Resilience

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3 Ways to Help Children Develop Resilience What does a child do when faced with a challenging situation? Give Up Find an adult to fix the problem Attempt to solve the problem What is resilience?  It is the ability to recover from difficulties. What are the key factors in developing resilience?  Here’s what we know…

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A simple and fun way for kids to set goals

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Kids and Vision Boards If there is one activity that is always a hit with kids, it’s creating a vision board.  I’ve used vision boards as a way to create focus for kids around different topics such as goal setting or determining an intention for the next season. In a previous post, I talked about the…

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5 simple fun steps to teach goal setting for 2022

Kids Dream Big

Kids and Vision Boards If there is one activity that is always a hit with kids, it’s creating a vision board. It’s fun, simple and creative. I’ve used vision boards as a way to create focus for kids around different topics such as goal setting or determining an intention for the new year ahead. Here’s how:…

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3 Ways the Internet Has Changed Kids’ Lives

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Three Ways the Internet has Changed Everything for Kids (and what to do about it) I often hear experienced teachers complain about how students have changed over the years.  Children who will spend hours locked into a video game can hardly pay attention for ten minutes to a classroom lesson.  It seems that children of…

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