Building Kid Charact...

The family is the first school of virtue, so make sure you’re schooling your child in the lessons of character. Hundreds of years ago Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, said that the best way to teach character is through example. That premise still stands up today. Kids are great imitators,...

Children Self-esteem

“Teaching children to have healthy self-esteem.” The most important thing to remember about young people’s self-esteem is that healthy self-image is less about self-confidence than it is about accuracy of one’s self-image. As a psychologist who works with children at...

Are you raising nice kids? Jul15

Are you raising nice...

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind Children play near donated diapers. (By Jessica McFadden) Earlier this year, I wrote about teaching empathy, and whether you are a parent who does so. The idea behind it is from Richard Weissbourd, a...

Character Education Jul09

Character Education

In a large and growing number of schools around the country, students are learning more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. They are learning what character education advocates call the fourth and fifth R’s: respect and responsibility. The formal teaching of morals and values is not...

Do Parents Influence...

Children often aspire to become like their parents, in one way or another. From their infancy until their teenage years and sometimes even later, they are strongly influenced and guided by their parents. They admire their seniors and strive to please them, as well as to be accepted by them....

Inspired by Cody Jun16

Inspired by Cody

Please be inspire, this is just a little of Cody’s amazing story. There is so much more to it. It continues on a regular basis with the family having to endure multiple doctor’s appointments and treatments to make Cody as independent as possible. Through it all, Cody remains an...