THREE ways to celebrate the school year

THREE ways to celebrate the school year

Our little elementary school learners have sure been building resilience in the last year and a bit. While younger children may not even really be aware of how different our lifestyles have been recently, many elementary schoolers do remember life before COVID –...
You’re not perfect? That’s perfect!

You’re not perfect? That’s perfect!

… and openly admitting it is a tremendous gift you can give yourself AND your children. We all know people who refuse to admit to mistakes or to apologize when they should. Those characteristics don’t help them at all: the objective is to seem infallible,...
What’s your child’s love language?

What’s your child’s love language?

The Beatles said it, so it must be true: “all you need is love.” But did you know researchers including Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell have identified five different “languages” humans use to express their love? As parents, many of us...
Deeper family connections through creativity

Deeper family connections through creativity

Child psychologists and early childhood educators agree on the tremendous value of creative development as a foundation for cognitive development, problem-solving, math and science skills, language development, the ability to think in the abstract, self-confidence,...