Helping kids connect with Remembrance Day

Helping kids connect with Remembrance Day

Our kids have far less personal connection to the concept of war than our grandparents did. That is a blessing. But with Remembrance Day this month, we have the opportunity to help our little ones begin to understand the concepts of sacrifice and gratitude for our...
Thanksgiving gratitude show-and-tell

Thanksgiving gratitude show-and-tell

TV commercials make it look like Thanksgiving is about turkey and pumpkin pie… but it really is about giving thanks. When you think about it, giving thanks is the second step in the process. First, you have to feel grateful. Feeling gratitude (and recognizing it...
3 ways to build resilience

3 ways to build resilience

Back-to-school time brings so many exciting things: meeting new friends and seeing old ones (as “old” as they can be in elementary school!); new books and school supplies; new places and activities and a change of pace from summer at home. For some...
New things to Zoom about

New things to Zoom about

Some of our families feel like we’re running out of things to tell grandparents on our regular Zoom calls. And while it’s normal, it’s also a bit mortifying when kiddo is too bored to spend more than 30 seconds chatting with Grandma online. One way...
Children who feel secure learn better

Children who feel secure learn better

Significant research has shown the connection between feelings of safety and security and their impact on children’s learning. In short: the more a child feels secure, both physically and emotionally, the better they learn. Learning requires hearts AND minds Children...