Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Crucial life skill for our kids - kindness, understanding and the impact of 'accidental teaching'.

Weissbourd and his cohorts have come up with recommendations about how to raise children to become caring, respectful and responsible adults. Why is this important? Because if we want our children to be moral people, we have to, well, raise them that way.
“Children are not born simply good or bad and we should never give up on them. They need adults who will help them become caring, respectful, and responsible for their communities at every stage of their childhood,” the researchers write.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014


How we praise and encourage our kids has a direct impact on their self esteem. In Chapter 9 in The Tool Box: The Glue, Self Esteem and self Confidence, we talk about praise.

To be meaningful praise needs to be real, we are striving to have our teens be independent, self aware and achieving people who understand what it takes to accomplish a task or project.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Helping your teen avoid a melt down. There are specific skills that we can teach and share with our kids that give them a better chance of managing their emotional ups and downs!

Being a teenager can feel like living inside a pressure cooker. The combined challenges of excelling in school, participating in extracurricular activities, putting in community service hours, working a part-time job (for some), negotiating relationships and managing hormonal changes could all be ingredients for disaster.

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