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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…

Teacher Creates Project So Students Can Touch Hearts
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Teacher Creates Project so Students Can Touch Hearts

This teacher started a project to show his students that everyone can have a positive impact on someone else’s life. He wanted them to see first-hand how their kindness could bring some hope to someone going through something tough.  As someone with a loved one who’s been through chemo for breast cancer, I know how…

Beautiful new shoes

Today I heard a beautiful story about students showing pure kindness towards a peer with disabilities and I believe that sharing it will bring as much joy to you as it did to me. There was a student at a high school level who was not only having a rough home life but also had autism….

Tips To Help You Nurture A Culture Of Kindness At Your School
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Tips to Help You Nurture a Culture of Kindness at Your School

Build a culture of kindness to improve wellbeing and reduce bullying!We’re so fortunate to have several kindness days and weeks throughout the year that help highlight the importance of teaching kindness in schools. While these days are amazing for prompting educators, positive character traits should be encouraged each and every day to nurture a culture…

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 Page 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…

11 Impressive Benefits Of Mindful Coloring Pages For Kids And Adults
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11 Impressive Benefits of Mindful Coloring Pages for Kids and Adults

Most children enjoy getting creative with pencils and crayons. But did you know there are impressive reasons beyond fun to encourage the use of mindful coloring pages for kids and adults?The significant benefits of mindful coloring pages are now being realized for all age groups as it takes its place alongside yoga and meditation as…

I’m a proud mother

I coached my six-year-old daughter’s soccer team. 1st grade. I also taught at a private school, 1st-12th-grade technology and 7th-grade math… Before our game was my younger son’s. In between cheering, I graded papers. Another child’s mom came up to me and asked me how proud I was of my daughter, we only have one….

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,…