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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...

12 Ways Your Child Can Be Responsible at Home

12 Ways Your Child Can Be Responsible at Home

Use This Time to Teach Responsibility Families are cooped up at home as they practice social distancing. Why not use this time to teach your child responsibility and independence? Teaching children to do chores, such as dishwashing and laundry, might get pushed aside...