How To Develop Positive Character Traits At School And Home
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How to Develop Positive Character Traits at School and Home

How are character traits developed?It’s a given that parents want their kids to grow up with good set of values and positive character traits. Kindness, compassion, perseverance, honesty, and respect are just some of the traits we want to instill in our kids. Charles Starkey, Associate Professor of Philosophy studies emotion theory and moral psychology. He says that…

Fun Diy Appreciation Gifts To Make With Kids To Thank Someone Or Offer Support
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Fun DIY Appreciation Gifts to Make with Kids to Thank Someone or Offer Support

There are so many wonderful people in our communities who go out of their way and even risk their lives for us every single day. Often these people go about their jobs without ever really being thanked for the extraordinary things they do. Here are some fun ways to show community workers how much they really…

11 Easy Diy Gifts To Help Kids Learn The Meaning Of Giving
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11 Easy DIY Gifts to Help Kids Learn the Meaning of Giving

Help them experience the joy of giving with these fun DIY gifts!Have you ever had a discussion with your children about gift giving? Most children see the act of giving as customary at particular times of the year but do they really understand the reason behind giving a present?If you haven’t talked about the difference…

Kindness Advent Calendar To Build Character Traits This Christmas
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Kindness Advent Calendar to Build Character Traits this Christmas

Get your free advent calendar below!Ho, ho, ho!! Many of us go into denial when Christmas rolls around again. What? Um, it’s time to get out the advent calendar but didn’t we just celebrate Christmas? I’m pretty sure science hasn’t proven it, but I’m convinced that time goes faster the older we get!  Though parents and…

Teach Students That Kindness Is Their Superpower!
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Teach Students That Kindness is Their Superpower!

Get your FREE Kindness is Your Superpower Coloring Pages Below!When I teach Kindergarten or first-grade children, I always teach my students a little song called “Five Little Bluebirds” as a segway into a discussion about their superpower. I developed some motions for the song, and always end this subtraction-type song by making a very sad…

Make A Mind Jar: A Mindfulness Tool To Reduce Anxiety & Stress
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Make a Mind Jar: A Mindfulness Tool to Reduce Anxiety & Stress

I just love a funky little mind jar! They’re so easy to make but can have a powerful impact on children who are distracted or stressed.  Also called calm down jars, they’re a wonderful visual aid for helping kids relax when they experience stress, anxiety, or are overwhelmed for any reason. Because they’re so effective,…

Who’S Going To Save The Bully? Support Children To Stop Bullying.
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Who’s going to save the bully? Support children to stop bullying.

We must support the bully if we want to stop bullying!Bullying! It’s an ugly word because it involves ugly actions. This little word can stir the strongest emotions in people from all walks of life. Why? Because bullying doesn’t discriminate, and a substantial portion of the population have been scared by a bully.Bullying has become…

5 Tips To Teach Children To Be Kind To Animals
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5 Tips to Teach Children to Be Kind to Animals

When we teach children to be kind to animals, we’re showing them the importance of extending compassion and empathy to other living beings. It’s an important and valuable lesson that will help them connect on many levels.Animals can teach kids about empathy, kindness, and self-esteem. One research paper said: “Studies on pet ownership and social development…

Great Parent-Teacher Partnerships Inspire Student Success
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Great Parent-Teacher Partnerships Inspire Student Success

You’ve heard the old saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. When it comes to their education, the same principle should be applied in the form of a positive and proactive partnership between teachers, student and parents. I’m a huge advocate for clear, open communication between all parties to avoid misunderstandings and unnecessary stress….