Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Seven simple ways to boost gratitude in kids and help them learn to count their blessings 365 days a year!  Let’s start with a Reality Check: Researchers are seeing a disturbing upsurge of kids who are a bit too spoiled, a bit too unappreciative, less...
50 Ways to Model Character to a Child

50 Ways to Model Character to a Child

The easiest way to teach kids character is not a program, but by being an example of character. Be the model you want your child to copy.   Of course, we want our children to become good, responsible, respectful and successful human beings! But in our quest to...
Signs of Stress in Children and Teens

Signs of Stress in Children and Teens

Do you know the signs of stress in children and teens? Stress is mounting in our kids and it’s crucial that we recognize each child’s unique stress indicators to help them cope with an uncertain new world. REALITY CHECK: Reports say that stress is mounting...
7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking and Stretch Students’ Empathy Muscles

7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking and Stretch Students’ Empathy Muscles

How to teach kids perspective taking skills and step into others’ shoes! I was visiting a Kansas school when I happened upon two boys engaged in serious conversation with their principal. The eleven-year-olds were in trouble (again) for another...