What to catch up on…

Posted on General February 26, 2018 by Mary George

What to catch up on…
On these cold days of winter when we are cooped up inside and dreaming of spring, take some time to catch up on a few articles and podcasts that we have found relevant and helpful. We have also included book recommendations as you are deciding what to read on your (and your kids’) break!

The Kids Are Not Alright, In a complicated world, an outside-the-blackboard movement to hone students’ social and emotional skills is gaining steam. USNews & World Report
Ted Talk – GRIT: The power of passion and perseverance, Angela Duckworth
*Contains graphic contentWhat Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn, NY Times Magazine
— Mary & Claire
**My Remarkable Self® is available to facilitate private workshops for parents and / or students on a a variety of topics in your school, work place or home.

Better Person

Posted on Affirmation, General, Parenting, Self-Esteem January 1, 2018 by Mary George

Every year we give you our thoughts as to making resolutions for ourselves and our children. This year we were excited (and a bit surprised!) to see a recent poll that “being a better person”tops the list of most people’s resolutions for 2018. But what does does “being a better person” actually mean? To us, being a better person means looking inside of yourself and determining what values are important to you and what will make positive change for you as well as others.
It has been proven that virtues such as gratitude and giving improve our overall well being and satisfaction both within our lives and for others. Empathy, compassion and acts of kindness – the Golden Rule – also fall into this category. Maybe if we all worked towards embodying these virtues our present society would become more a positive, kind environment. Just imagine how teaching and developing these values in our children could change the world! At My Remarkable Self we strive to teach these invaluable life lessons in every class, workshop and presentation that we give. In addition to working with our students, we work with parents, educators and community groups and give them tools to help our children and ourselves navigate our ever changing world.
So as you look forward to 2018, think about what it takes to help us and our children be better people. I can tell you that my word for the year (see last year’s blog) is “better!” Happy New Year!!
Here are our workshops that are tailored to meet the needs of a school, corporate, community or private group. Please reach out to us today! 
Navigating Technology & Social Media with Your Child
Mother/Daughter Relationships
Communication & Your Child
Self-Esteem & Leadership*
Stress & Transitions
Friendship and the Power of Words*
Teasing & Bullying*
Kik, Snapchat and Insta – What do you know about Social Media and being a responsible digital citizen?*
Shattering the Glass Ceiling (aimed for high school girls grades 9-12)*
Taking Care of Me – Puberty & Hygiene (for both boys & girls)*
* Specifically aimed for students, can be tailored according to age.
–Mary & Claire
**My Remarkable Self® is available to give workshops, school/camp assemblies and classes for parents, students, educators and businesses.**