Reconnecting With Joy

Connection and love, Tips & Tools

August can be a time of big transitions. The days are getting shorter and in many families, the first preparations for school are beginning.  It can be really busy!  Sometimes when there is a lot to be accomplished, adults in the family take their responsibilities seriously and focus on getting things done. Many of us show up as “human doings” instead of “human beings”. This is an invitation to make sure there is time each day to pause and connect with your children and what is really important. You can fit connection into your day pretty easily – but it …

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Moving Into A Strong Finish

Routines, Tips & Tools

As the end of the school year approaches, students of all ages become more anxious and excited. It is a big transition as the rhythm of the school routine will not be there. They will not be with all of their friends and a teacher they care about. Many students also face uncertainty with their families. This is a hard time of year for teachers, too. Teaching is hard work! Most teachers are pretty tired by now, and you have to pack up your classroom and write report cards. You’ve connected and cared about your students, and you are sending …

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Here Comes Summer!

Routines, Tips & Tools

Summer is almost upon us. Parents and children look forward to summer and it also creates some stress and anxiety with the shift from the rhythm and routines of the school year. Doing some preparation for this unique part of the year can increase everyone’s fun and decrease stress. It is important for children to have a balance of structured and unstructured time and a balance of active and quiet time.  Spend time at least a little time outside with your children every day. Here are some more ideas:

  • Spend some time now with your children creating a list of
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