Tag: Developing Skills & Character

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Hey, Younger Me? Thank You. For Everything.

My 20s were a lost decade. I spent a lot of it stuck in an almost ouroboric struggle with my men...

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This App Teaches Calming Skills and Mindfulness To Chil...

My kids, who are 5 and 7, are better at mindfulness than I am. They are little people with high-...

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Give Yourself the Kindness Given to Others

It’s always been easier for me to be harsh on myself rather than being gentle. There have been...

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Empowerment Is Up To Us. Here's What Girls Need From You.

I spent a lot of my childhood and most of my adolescence in a religious country that had a very...

Parenting
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How To Instill An Entrepreneurial Spirit In Your Kids

Starting a business offers time, freedom, and higher earning potential than a traditional job, a...

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Five Ways to Help You and Your Child Get Through Homesc...

How are you adjusting to and managing the shift from in-person schooling to teaching your childre...

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How to Let Go of Mom Guilt and Embrace Grace Instead

As mothers, we are constantly worrying about every little thing when it comes to our children. M...

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Unsure About Gift-Giving This Year? Focus on Experiences

Each November, my husband and I hope to make it a mindful gifting year. And, come December, we in...

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How to Calm the Worries That Keep Kids Awake at Night

It started a week after school shut down due to COVID-19, and I hadn’t had a good night’s sl...

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The Surprising Benefits Children Gain from Giving Thanks

Just the other day I was walking with my daughter, who upon picking up a very colorful fall leaf...

Inspire
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Now Is the Time to Teach Your Child Empathy

Many of us agree that developing empathy skills is vital for our kids, but what are they, and how...

Parenting
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​Ways Parents Can Bond With Their Tweens and Teens

When my kids were younger, they loved spending time with their mommy, no matter what we were doi...

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Getting Your Hands Dirty Is Good for Creativity

It’s natural for children to be creative, and parents only need to encourage the little ones t...

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3 Tips for Keeping Kids Sane During the Pandemic

Whether you’re a home-school kid or a “suddenly-at-home” school kid, COVID-19 has altered a...

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What Bruce Lee Taught Me About Parenting

Having children can be a blessing, but many never say what that blessing is. My daughter, Kayla,...

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How to Navigate Virtual Learning with Your Child

This post is part of a series of video conversations between CircleAround and our partners, t...

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How to Digitally Parent Your Children on Social Media

This post is part of a series of video conversations between  CircleAround  and our pa...

Parenting
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Free to Be You and Me

This post is part of a series of video conversations between CircleAround and our partners, the...

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Digital P.E. and Its Positive Effects on Mental Health

This post is part of a series of video conversations between CircleAround and our partners, the...

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Smart Empathy: Why More Is Not Always Better

Today we are bombarded with intense, graphic content that rapidly arouses our emotions automatica...

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Healthy Grooming Habits for Kids

We are home for who knows how long and I have more than just schooling to teach my kids. I wish...

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Kids Need to See Generosity in Action to Buy into Its V...

“It is better to give than to receive.” We all grew up hearing this age-old adage, and most p...

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How I’m Teaching My White Children to Do Better

I'm heartbroken over the death of George Floyd (along with countless others) and the events of th...

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How to Raise Wise Children

You may have heard the saying “Wisdom is something that comes with age,” and while there is t...

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How to Explore Nature with Children

With many families looking to spend more time outside doing social-distancing activities, now is...

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How I’ve Spoken to My 4-Year-Old About Race

“Why are people mean to Black people?” my 4-year-old asked as we watched Sesame Street’s to...

Inspire
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Cultivate Hope: Create Your Own Reality

We have all heard the phrase “have hope.” Is it simply a feel-good emotion thrown around, jus...

Parenting
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Messages That Prevent Kids from Being Assertive

When kids are taught to be quiet, ignore their boundaries, and not feel, they become adults who...

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What Is Racism: Conversations with My 11-year Old Pakis...

This post is part of a series in which we asked writers to tell us how they talk to their childr...

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What Scared You as a Child?

"Have you ever been afraid in front of the screen as a child?" We posed this question to 631 univ...

Parenting
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Encouraging Your Daughter to Try New Things

As girls get older, studies show that their fearless sense of adventure starts to give way to som...

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How to Teach Kids to Tell the Truth Through Stories

In 2020, it feels like the values of integrity and honesty are further away from our national cha...

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Developing the Skill of Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the first things children learn, as parents constantly urge them to say “th...

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Patience Is a Virtue

It can be hard to remember that patience is a virtue in today’s fast-moving, always-on culture.

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