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May 3, 2018

This year has been a year of exploration and learning as my mission to help children learn the power of positive self-talk, mindset and life tools from my book has expanded.

I’ve learned a ton and look forward to continuing my journey.  One consistent sentiment from parents and educators is the desire for reso...

January 15, 2016

 

Definition:

Live healthy and safe – stay away from danger, focus on eating healthy and making safety a priority.  Take good care of your mind and body.  Safety first, safety last, safety always. 

Activities:
Review and discuss fire safety together from the National Fire Protection Association at ww...

January 14, 2016

 

COURAGEOUS - Teaching children the importance of pushing through their fears

 

Definition:

The ability to handle fear, embarrassment, pain or anything else you would usually want to avoid. The ability to push through fears and be brave even when you’re scared.  Inner toughness.

Activities:

  1. Think of somethin...

January 14, 2016

 

CHARITY - Teaching children the importance of giving back to their community

 

Definition:

Make a positive difference in the world by helping others in need. To give without expecting anything in return.

Activities:
Do at least one random act of kindness today.

Tips for kids:

  • You alone can make a differenc...

January 14, 2016

 

Definition: 
Dream big. Set goals. Work hard. Perserverance. Give your best effort.  Make a promise and keep it.  

Activities:
Write down 1 goal you want to accomplish today (big or small)

Tips for kids:

  • If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

  • Failure is not the end, failure is an...

January 14, 2016

 

Definition: 
Exchanging thoughts and information effectively.  Relationship skills.

Activities:
Play a game of charades where your family uses their body language to communicate.

Tips for kids:

  • Good communication can keep smaller problems from becoming bigger problems.

  • Good communication helps buil...

January 14, 2016

 

Definition: 
To feel thankful and grateful.  To focus on the good in your life.  Mindfulness.

Activities:
Each family member says one or two things (big or small) that they are grateful for from today.

Tips for kids:
When you write down or say out loud what you CHERISH it helps remind you of the good...

January 13, 2016

 

Definition:
To believe in yourself.  To believe in your abilities.  To like yourself.  To trust yourself. To believe you will achieve.  To know you are worthy of love and respect.  To have a high self-esteem.  Inner strength.

 

Activity:

  1. Think of something that you are struggling wi...

January 13, 2016

 

Today I’m writing about Confidence which was the 1st C of “The 12 Cs” I created. I believe confidence is the foundation to a happy and fulfilled life and it is a critical life lesson to teach our children and live ourselves.  Most of us struggle with confidence and I certainly have struggled with it.  Howeve...

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