Seven secrets to teach your child cooperation

Cooperation is a critical social skill Most parents and teachers would agree that cooperation is a critical skill for life success that requires communication, empathy and respect.  Even young children can begin to learn simple ways to cooperate. Learning to use teamwork at home and in the classroom will eventually serve children well as adults. How…

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How to Raise a Resilient Child

  The Positive Side to Challenging Situations What does your 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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Merry Christmas from Wyatt the Wonder Dog

  Merry Christmas! Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land, Wyatt and friends were feeling quite grand. They’d learned quite a bit about it’s meaning you see— For the spirit of Christmas is generosity. Wyatt used to think Christmas was all about things; Presents and toys, electronics that ding. But now he…

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Gifts and the Five Love Languages

The Holidays and Gift Giving The holidays are almost upon us and as usual there is a lot of discussion about gifts. A big dilemma for me when my children were little was what to get  and how much to get. The lists they gave me seemed endless and constantly changing, depending on the current toy…

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Kids who develop resilience

The Story Behind Kid President Five years ago, Kid President took the world by storm. Over a million views on just his first video. Why?  What made him so engaging? Well, he’s funny, energetic, loves to dance AND has a good message. He encourages teachers to look for the awesome in students and he encourages students to…

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Celebrate Your Child’s Personality Style!

Every personality style has strengths Why does he act like that? Why would she think like that? What’s wrong with her anyway? Have you ever said any of the above?  Don’t worry, we all have. One of the goals of understanding the four basic personality styles is to move from tolerating a personality style in…

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