How to Discuss Death with Kids

How to Discuss Death with Kids

Understanding Death as a Child As a young child, I remember encountering death on a rather regular basis. While digging in the backyard, I’d come across a smushed, dead bug. I’d see dead leaves fall off trees. Snuggled up watching TV, my eyes would widen as a cartoon...
How to Teach Kids About Feelings

How to Teach Kids About Feelings

Why Feelings Matter As a child, I sometimes felt that if I expressed a “negative” emotion, I would seem ungrateful or be thought of as a complainer. As I grew older, I strived to be positive and upbeat, often minimizing my more difficult emotions. The problem is, you...
4 Steps to Conflict Resolution for Kids

4 Steps to Conflict Resolution for Kids

Why Teach Conflict Resolution? When I first became a teacher, I felt overwhelmed when my students were in conflict. I thought I needed to help them resolve the issue peacefully, so I would sit with them, intervene, and monitor them. The problem with this approach was,...
Responsibility: How to Teach It to Your Kids!

Responsibility: How to Teach It to Your Kids!

Teaching Responsibility Matters! “I forgot my homework folder at home.” “I forgot to bring my lunch today.” “I forgot a coat to wear for recess.” I might hear any number of these from my students on a typical teaching day. Children are still learning to be...