“Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.” – Bill Belichick As a society, we tend to put far too much emphasis on natural talent. We watch great athletes, or listen to world-class singers and marvel at their gifts, but
From guest contributor, Dr. Michele Borba Researchers have always recognized the benefits of kids learning to work together to solve their problems. After all, using problem-solving skills is one of the best ways to help kids and teens curb playground
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Did you know that empathetic children share nine habits that they developed? Empathy can be cultivated and we have work to do. Here are the 9 habits of empathetic children.
Use these questions to talk to your kids about character.
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule Be tolerant of differences Use good manners, not bad language Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone Be considerate of the feelings of others Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements You don’t
Everyone needs friends –– but especially kids. Of course, the prime reason a kid says friends are important is for fun and companionship.
The bottom line is the kids are watching us and they are copying–the good, the bad, and the very ugly things we say and do. Just in case you need any proof here are a few things our children pick up from watching us.