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The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

Michele Borba December 5, 2017 0

Dr. Susan Newman’s New Book Explains Why You Should Say No to Your Children…and How to Do It. A must read for the pushover tendency in all of us. You do your children a

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Shame Nation: Must-Read for Restoring Internet Civility

Shame Nation: Must-Read for Restoring Internet Civility

admin October 3, 2017 0

“The culture of destroying people with the simple stroke of a keyboard has become much more than a fad-it’s the new normal. In today’s digitally-driven world, disaster is only a click away. Don’t assume

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9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

admin September 18, 2017 0

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that teens today are 40 percent less empathetic than those 30 years ago? That is tragic news for our children and society. For starters, it hurts kids’ moral character, and

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100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

admin September 12, 2017 0

Films can stir our emotions, spark our curiosity, creating lasting memories, and become portals to other worlds. In some cases, a movie can whip our conscience, shift our perspective, or activate our feelings so

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21 Ways to Build Caring Student Relationships

21 Ways to Build Caring Student Relationships

admin August 22, 2017 0

Empathy Habit 1. EMOTIONAL LITERACY                 Empathy Habit 6. DEVELOPING & EXERCISING COMPASSION   From UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World Reality Check: Improving students’ relationships

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50 Books for Kids and Teens That Teach Empathy

50 Books for Kids and Teens That Teach Empathy

admin August 9, 2017 0

Empathy Habit 4. MORAL IMAGINATION from UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World Using Literary Fiction and Film to Cultivate Empathy Books can transport children to other worlds and transform their hearts.

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25 Ways to Help Kids Make Friends and Learn To Collaborate

25 Ways to Help Kids Make Friends and Learn To Collaborate

admin August 9, 2017 0

Friendship is made of teachable skills. Here are 25 ways to help kids make friends and keep the old!   Empathy Habit #7 COLLABORATION from UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World Empathetic

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A New Book Teaches Kids About Empathy

A New Book Teaches Kids About Empathy

admin July 26, 2017 0

Jayneen Sander’s New Book Encourages Children to Think About Empathy and How To Treat Others  One of the most important social and moral skills a child can learn is empathy. Being able to understand

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How to Praise To Boost Kids’ Character

How to Praise To Boost Kids’ Character

admin April 21, 2017 0

If you’re like most parents, you probably shower your kids with praise. After all, isn’t our encouragement the secret sauce to boosting our kids’ success and happiness? What could be more affirming than telling your child,

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4 Secrets to Raising a Compassionate Child

4 Secrets to Raising a Compassionate Child

admin April 19, 2017 0

Empathy is the trait that helps make the world a kinder and gentler place, and empathy can be developed and improved. Wherever your children fit on the “caring about others” scale, there is always room for

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