Whether we realize it or not, as parents, we want our kids to have more. Not only more of the things we didn’t get as children, but more attention, more clothes, more talent, more education, more friends, more activities, more hobbies, and generally more of whatever we parents are capable of providing. Kids start out only needing. Parents create their wants. At some point, our … [Read more...] about Entitlemania: Teaching Our Kids to Want Less . . . And to Struggle More
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Introducing whole foods to your children is an exciting time, and one that can likely start you down a road of wondering whether or not you are providing them with the right foods, at the right time. While parents share many similar questions and concerns surrounding food for their kids (especially if they’re picky eaters), it’s not as common to consider how to teach your kids … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Teach Your Kids Mindful Eating
The media is filled with news about bullying. The question is, does all of the attention help to decrease the bullying? Unfortunately, the answer is not clear. In order to address bullying, we need to try a different strategy, one that addresses the roles that kids choose. We need to focus our attention on teaching kids resilience. We need to teach kids how to respond to … [Read more...] about A New Strategy For Bullying: Teaching Resilience
To friend the teacher or not to friend the teacher, that is the question. The school year is right around the corner and the safety of all children is on the forefront of our minds. We think its time for all parents to think about boundaries between students and their teachers. Teachers are in the position of role model for our children, no matter what your children’s … [Read more...] about Why Teachers Should Not “Friend” Their Students on Facebook
People make a huge deal about their kids sharing. At any given time in any given playground you will hear a chorus of moms and dads yelling, “Honey, share with your sister,” “Lucy, can you let that other little boy use your shovel?” “Ian, give your friend some of your goldfish crackers!” We as a society are big on sharing. It seems that we find it to be a reflection of … [Read more...] about Why I’m Teaching My Kid NOT to Share!