leadership

4 Ways to Prepare Kids to be Leaders

father and son

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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Wyatt the Wonder Dog School Counselor Resource Kit

Wyatt School Kit

Wyatt the Wonder Dog School Counselor Resource Kit You asked for it and we’ve put it together for you… Wyatt and I have been working really hard on a brand new product: Here it is: A Wyatt the Wonder Dog Kit that will take you all the way through the entire school year with lesson plans, stories to…

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How do you change a child’s behavior?

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Changing a Child’s Behavior As a retired school counselor, I often answer questions on various forums about children and behavior.  A question that comes up repeatedly for all ages and in various forms is how to motivate children and create change. Educators wonder how to get children to apply themselves and care about learning the…

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3 ways to teach your kids to be leaders

little girl reading a book

The follower vs. the leader mindset Is your child a leader or a follower? Do you worry that they will cave in to peer pressure? not be able to handle failure? Are you frustrated by their reliance on others to make decisions and solve problems? As parents and educators we all hope for a successful…

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How to develop leaders of compassion

Adorable little boy with teddy bear in park

Developing future leaders In the current times, this question seems more relevant and critical than ever.  This isn’t something that needs to be addressed just in high school and middle school.  Instead, it is a mindset that must be nurtured from the early years of a child’s development.  Both schools and home environments can encourage…

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How to help kids feel good about themselves

happy kids

Kids and Self-esteem Back in the day when I was a kid, (which I admit was long, long ago), no one worried about kids developing self-esteem.  I’m not even sure the concept of self-esteem existed.  What did parents worry about?  Well, other normal stuff; kids behaving, kids being successful in school, kids getting along with…

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