character development

Empower Your Family with a Mission Statement

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Does Your Family Have a Mission Statement? The idea of a mission statement is not new.  Businesses have put in countless hours hashing out their mission statement. The idea then moved on to personal mission statements thanks to Stephen Covey among others. What if we applied this idea to our families? Or our classrooms? Would…

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4 Ways to Prepare Kids to be Leaders

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Growing Young Leaders I’ve talked to several parents recently who have adult children living at home, unemployed and directionless.  A current report confirms that for the first time in modern history, the most popular living arrangement for 18-34 year old young adults is living at home with their parents. Frequently these are young adults who…

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Good or bad decision?

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How to make consistently good decisions What do kids and adults do all day everyday? It’s so automatic, many times we aren’t even aware that we are doing it. Other times we think and agonize over it for days in order to do it right. It’s so common, you’ve probably done it about 100 times…

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Teaching Kids How to Handle Emotions

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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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Create success with organizational skills

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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

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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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