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Every Child Deserves A Champion – Video By Rita Pierson
Children | Education | Parenting | Social and Emotional Learning

Every Child Deserves A Champion – Video by Rita Pierson

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger Email Why is it so important for a child to have a champion? Think about the kids who are late to class, are unkind to others, push your buttons, are disruptive or struggle academically. These are the kids who get lost in the system because they don’t give…

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

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailHow 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…

5 Weekend Activities To Keep Your Kids Learning, Engaged, And Having Fun
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5 Weekend Activities to Keep Your Kids Learning, Engaged, and Having Fun

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailAs a child, the arrival of the weekend meant playing make-believe and romping around outside with the stipulation that you had to come in once it started getting dark. Things are a lot different now. Kids enjoy video games, YouTube videos, and watching movies, but that doesn’t leave…

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

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailThere 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…

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

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailHelp 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…

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

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailGet 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…

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

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailGet 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…

The Therapeutic Powers Of Music For Positive Mental Health
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The Therapeutic Powers of Music for Positive Mental Health

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailArt and music have been used for years in various forms of therapy due to their healing powers, but many people don’t understand how big a part they can play in boosting mental health and overall well-being. Not only do they promote wellness by giving an individual an…

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

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailI 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…

Who’S Going To Save The Bully? Support Children To Stop Bullying.
Children | Bullying | Education | Parenting | Social and Emotional Learning

Who’s going to save the bully? Support children to stop bullying.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailWe 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…

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

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailTeaching children how to be kind to animals and emphasizing the importance of extending compassion and consideration to other living beings, is an important and valuable life lesson. Animals can teach kids empathy, kindness, and self-esteem. One research paper said: “Studies on pet ownership and social development provided evidence…

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

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailYou’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…