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|When Children Feel Different|
|By Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu on March 6, 2014|
Did you ever feel like you’re the only one who’s different? Then it’s easy to imagine that most kids also feel like that sometimes. And some children feel like that a lot because other kids notice the difference and point it out, often in ways that are hurtful. It makes children feel alienated and they can become lost in an illusion of separateness from others. So I’m always searching for ways to overcome this awful sense of estrangement from life.Read more...
|Teaching Kids How to Give Back During the Holiday Season|
|By Meryl Ain, Ed.D on December 12, 2013|
Do you think the holiday season is more than shopping for the trendiest gifts for your children? Here are some tips for teaching kids how to count their blessings, while giving to their peers who are most in need.Read more...
|Conquer the Tyranny of Normal: How Children Can Suceed|
|By Josette Luvmour, PhD on December 9, 2013|
Children are more than the sum of their capacities. In this post we will discuss a chief cultural mistake that holds children back. It is through connection to the whole-child that each person’s greatness is allowed to emerge. In relationship to one another’s greatness, we all thrive. This post is an excerpt from a recent talk that Ba and I delivered recently at Summa Institute. We will speak to your group or school.Read more...
|On The Road To Empathy: Lessons Along the Way|
|By Connie K. Grier, M.Ed. on November 27, 2013|
The holiday season is usually a time for families to point out to their children ways that individuals can demonstrate care. While caring is important; demonstrating empathy can be life affirming.Read more...
|Managing Your Child’s Food Allergy at School|
|By Meryl Ain, Ed.D. on October 9, 2013|
Does your child have a food allergy? Here are some ways you can be an advocate for your child during school celebrations, and throughout the year.Read more...
|Volunteer Deja Vu All Over Again|
|By Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D. on September 27, 2013|
Getting volunteers in schools can be a daunting task. Many schools and parent organzations struggle to get the volunteer support they need. While everyone agrees that getting volunteers isn't easy, here are some tips to get your organization started down the right road.Read more...
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