personal development

“It’s Mine!” Tackling the Sharing Dilemma

Is Sharing Always the Answer? You can’t be around a group of kids for any length of time without the issue of sharing coming up. Johnny has a truck that Anthony wants…NOW! Anthony grabs the truck from Johnny and Johnny starts crying. Suzy wants to play with the doll that Chrissy has.  She asks politely if…

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5 easy steps kids can learn to problem solve on their own

How to Empower Kids to Be Problem Solvers  Your best friend won’t sit with you on the bus. You want to watch your favorite show on tv but you have homework to do. Your pesky brother “borrows” your favorite board game and loses some of the pieces. For children and adults, life is full of…

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Five Ways to Encourage Creativity in Kids

Tapping into the Creative Spirit Wonder how to encourage children to be creative? Do you find students are more and more dependent on adults and technology for inspiration and ideas? Here are five ways to encourage creativity in  kids without breaking the bank: Play–Every kid (and adult) needs playtime.  Much of our modern day life tends…

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3 ways to teach your kids to be leaders

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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Is being fair a bad idea?

What if being fair means everyone misses out? When was the last time you heard, “It’s not fair!” Do you struggle to be fair to the students in your classroom? Do you worry that you don’t give equal attention or time to your kids? What if being fair actually means that everyone misses out? The…

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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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