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Do you have “Decade Goal?”

Posted on Affirmation, Feelings, General, Parenting January 1, 2020 by Mary George

 

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that we have entered into a new decade! What a fantastic time to not only think about our resolutions and goals for the year but also our long term goals. It is a wonderful opportunity to introduce this concept to our kids as well. In years past we have blogged about different ideas of how to best make resolutions with our children. As we think about how to also discuss longer term goals with them, consider what can contribute to their happiness and overall well being. Needless to say our children are constantly bombarded with things that cause anxiety and stress and for some it can lead to depression. One theory that experts have is that giving back and helping others allows us to move outside of our immediate world, feel a sense of happiness, and gain perspective. Consider getting them involved in their community. Talk to your kids and find what interests them and figure out how to help them give back this year. Is it helping to build homes, reading to younger children, stocking the food pantry, starting a coat drive, offering to help the older couple on your street? Whatever it is there are a multitude of ways to do something positive for others that will fill them up with good feelings which can hopefully combat the negative. It is a great start to a lifetime of making a difference in their communities, the world, and helping them find a greater peace within themselves. What a fantastic way to begin a new decade! Happy 2020!

 

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EMPOWERED WOMEN, EMPOWER WOMEN

Posted on Affirmation, General, Self-Esteem March 1, 2019 by Mary George

Today kicks off Women’s History Month and as we have done the last few years, we want to honor the early leaders, change makers, and visionary women who have come before us. Take time this month to talk and reflect with your children about the accomplishments of these women and the impact they have had on our lives. See below for a few books about them to dive into this month!

Now, take a moment to consider – How do we help develop the next generation of visionaries and leaders?
Ask questions that will guide them to find what makes them happy, what they are confident in doing, discovering their passion, and learning what they value. Who are the positive female leaders of today that they look up to? Teaching our children communication and conflict resolution skills such as how to have a conversation, listening and appreciating various perspectives, and reflecting as they go along will be paramount for this generation. Our Leadership and Peer Mentoring Workshops focus on these essential questions and skills. Contact us for further information on these interactive, dynamic workshops!

Books for the month:
100 Women Who Made History: Remarkable Women Who Shaped Our World (100 in History)

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – by Elena Favilli

Anthology of Amazing Women: Trailblazers Who Dared to Be Different Sandra Lawrence

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!
 
The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes and Female Firsts ​by Becca Anderson ​

—Mary & Claire

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