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Books That Teach Kindness

Books That Teach Kindness

Great skills for everyone. Kindness is an important trait that is seen in many ways. An act of kindness can transform someone’s day.  Kindness spreads like confetti - when one person shows it that person is more apt to share it with others. Kindness connects us...

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Words Hurt

Words Hurt

Giving Kids the Tools to be Confident and to Stand Up for Themselves “Sticks and stones break my bones but words will never hurt me” is a saying that has been used forever, right. But words hurt, so how can we teach our children to respond confidently? Giving kids the...

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Trauma In Children:  How Can A Parent Help?

Trauma In Children: How Can A Parent Help?

Trauma is the emotional response to a terrible event.  It is a perceived threat to your own physical well being or someone important in your life. It can cause a sense of terror or helplessness, which can overwhelm a child.  So how can a parent help a child...

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Life On Four Wheels

Life On Four Wheels

Fun Car stories Guest post contributed by Gwen Rockwood. Gwen is a mom to three great kids, wife to one cool guy, a newspaper columnist and co-owner of nwaMotherlode.com.  I’m writing today’s column on a laptop wedged between my belly button and the steering...

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Character Education: Who, What, Why?

Character Education: Who, What, Why?

Character Education Do you want your child to grow up to be a “good person?” Of course you do. The learning of certain character traits benefits children throughout their entire life. Character Education is based on the common attitudes and behaviors that people deem...

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