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How to use Elf on the Shelf to Build Strong Kids

It is a magical time of year, full of family, fun and heart-warming traditions. Unfortunately, in my house, it is also the time of year when my kids start making long lists of things they want (so much for being thankful for what we have).  Furthermore, the message is everywhere around them that they will […]

4 Dinnertime Questions That Make Connection a Habit

Great communication begins with connection. Dinner time is the perfect time to connect as a family and have a meaningful conversation with your kids. When it is done right there is potential to create a powerful habit of engaging and emotional reflection without kids realizing (and being resistant) to this type of dialogue. The key […]

5 Children’s Books To Build Resilience

Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Resilience is not something children have or don’t have, but rather something that they can learn. Children face varying degrees of difficulties on a regular basis, like learning to tie their shoes, ride a bike and read a book. Do your children say “I am not […]

7 Children’s Books To Build Confidence

Helping our children build confidence is a tricky thing. It’s not something we can teach, in the same way we teach our kids to ride a bike or tie their shoes. It’s something that each person needs to find for themselves, and it’s not something that happens all at once. It builds over time as […]