Posts by Lynne Watts

Teaching Kids How to Handle Emotions

Portrait of boy, hear no evil, grey background

How to Teach Kids about Emotions Just as children need to learn their colors, letters and numbers, they also need to learn how to identify and express their emotions.  Parents and educators often focus on the former and ignore the latter. How often do you hear an adult quizzing a children  on colors or recognizing…

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Focus on joyful parenting

Mother talking to her children

Connecting with the Heart of a Child If I asked you to list the many challenges of parenting could you give me an extensive list? Everything from getting George to clean up after himself to learning to play with his sister without fighting? If I asked you to list the many joys of parenting, could…

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3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

Three silly, playing kids

Make the Most of Summer Memories Quote on Facebook: Educators don’t have 3 months of summer vacation…they are in 3 months of recovery! What can you do to make sure that summer is a time of renewal not just more of the same frenetic, stressful school year pace. Here’s a tip: Make the most of…

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7 ways to help a perfectionistic child

Child drawing on the easel.

How can you help a perfectionist child? Is your child a perfectionist? Do they put more pressure on themselves to succeed than you do? Does he become hysterical when he misses one question on a test or doesn’t make the highest grade? Does she collapse into tears when she strikes out at bat or misses…

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Create success with organizational skills

Pupils In Class Using Digital Tablet With Teacher

Organization is the Key Parents, educators and school counselors can directly impact children’s success in school and ultimately in life, by spending time teaching organizational skills.  Not only does this teach some useful skills but it directly impacts the brain by establishing good habits. Here are a number of ways to help children (as well…

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Teaching Empathy

Twin sisters on Wooden pier

It’s not all about ME! Why Empathy Matters What do you envision as the foundation of your classroom culture? your family culture? Is it all about me and what I want? Making the best grades. Having the most friends. Winning, Scoring, Getting to the head of the line… I doubt that is what you envisioned,…

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