Raising Responsible Kids

Helping children develop responsibility is simply teaching them life skills. It’s more than just about completing a task – it’s also an attitude of helpfulness and intrinsic pride. Inviting your child to experience responsibility is something that can happen daily....

“Response-able,” Reliable, Resourceful Learners

Like other life skills, learning responsibility takes practice. It is complicated and takes time and practice. One definition of responsibility is to able to be trusted to do what is right or to do the things that are expected or required. It implies both knowing what...

The Courage to Be Imperfect

In order to learn, all of us need to be willing to take some risk and make mistakes. That takes courage and it takes a safe space. To create the space for learning you, as the teacher have to make it safe for your students to try something that is hard. They need to...

Raising Courageous Kids

Courage is one of the most powerful factors that leads to success and happiness. It’s important for children to understand that courage doesn’t always feel courageous.  Behind many successes are failure, rejection and adversity. From the outside courage may look...

Raising a Compassionate Child

Compassion develops over time as children grow.  We know from research that the desire to help and comfort others comes naturally to us.  Even two-year olds will offer a blankie or pacifier to a crying playmate.  They may not understand why their friend is crying, but...