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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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Summer Reads!!

Posted on General, Parenting July 1, 2019 by Mary George

The beach, mountains, pool, or maybe your screened porch – ahh, the blissful days of summer and a perfect time to catch up on our reading! We thought that we would share with you a few of the books on our list this summer. If you are looking for good books for your kids, check the post below to our summer picks for them!
 
We would love to hear from you! So if you have any books similar to ours in nature, please post them to our Facebook page and share! We will also be highlighting books during the summer on our Instagram feed so do not miss out on our latest finds! It truly takes and village and we are all in this together!
 
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What we are reading…
 
Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls
by Lisa Damour, Ph.D
 
 
Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives
by Rachel Simmons
 
The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
 
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
 
 
by Abby Wambach
 
 
How to Raise a Boy – The Power of Connection to Build Good Men
by Michael C. Reichert, PhD.
 
 
— Mary & Claire **My Remarkable Self is available to give private workshops, school/camp workshops/assemblies and classes for parents, students, educators and businesses. Please contact us at info@myremarkableself.com for further information.**