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My Remarkable Self’s Holiday GIFT GUIDE!!

Posted on Affirmation, General, Parenting, Self-Esteem December 11, 2014 by Mary George

We always have so much fun doing the activities with the girls in our classes and workshops so we thought that this year we would put together our My Remarkable Self Gift Guide for Girls (and a few for boys). These are special things for you and your child to do together and some fun, thoughtful crafts and books for your child to enjoy. Have a wonderful holiday!!

Charm Bracelets for you and your daughter to share memories together

Journals – For Mothers and Daughters to write back and forth – AI Friedman

My Password Journal – great secret journal for our girls to write down all their thoughts – Amazon

Fun gel pens to go with the journal – AI Friedman, Staples

Locket with a picture of mother and daughter – Pottery Barn Kids and Teen and other sites

Crafting sets to do together – brands Charmazing, Alex and Melissa and Doug

Master Art set for girls by Crayola

American Girl Book Series:
Friends ‘Til the End?
Feelings
The Care and Keeping of You, Books 1 &2
Talk Time Questions
American Girl History Series for older readers – historical fiction books

Books:
The Boys Body Book by Dunham/Bjorkman
Zero by Kathryn Otoshi
One by Kathryn Otoshi
The Smallest Girl in the Class by Justin Roberts
Confessions of a Former Bully by Trudy Ludwig
Who Was Series
All About Me! Personality Quizzes for You & Your Friend by Karen Phillips
Wonder by J. Palacio
Have You Filled Your Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness, by Carol McCloud

Give the gift of a My Remarkable Self class and/or workshop!!

***Mary & Claire

 

© Kids Empowered LLC and My Remarkable Self 2014

True Winners

Posted on Affirmation, Feelings, Friendship, General November 5, 2014 by Mary & Claire

I try really hard not to get up on my personal soapbox too often when I write this blog (no laughing), but every once in a while I read or see something that truly moves me and reminds me that society is still fundamentally good. That’s how I felt when the Huffington Post article, Students Disqualified For Helping Girl Finish Race,” came across my Twitter feed. In the High School State Cross Country meet in Minnesota, a girl fell 50 meters from the finish line. Two girls in the race, her opponents I might add, went back and helped her cross the finish line causing them to be disqualified because of a league rule against helping another runner. To me those girls are the true winners of that race. To work as hard as they did to get to the state meet and then trade that in to help another person speaks volumes more than a sports achievement. It shows that we are still teaching and modeling empathy for our children. It shows that we have taught them that it is much more important to be a good person in this world because that moment of being human will take you much further. As we parents struggle to understand and parent children of the social media generation and worry that compassion for another is lost somewhere in texting, let this be a reminder that it does not have to be. We are who our children look up to and model. Well done to the girls’ parents, teachers and coaches. Most of all, congratulations to those rock star girls who remind me of the kindness that is still out there. You won that race.
@myremarkableslf @HuffPostEdu #creatingempathy #MyRemarkableSelf

 

–Mary & Claire