Let It Go Tool

One of the most effective tools you can give kids is permission NOT to get upset. Surprisingly, kids don’t always realize this…especially young children who still have a fairly black and white understanding of good and bad. When kids realize… View Post

Why Kindness Ninjas?

We’ve been talking a lot about our Thanks and Appreciation Tool this year in kindergarten, so what better way could there be to cultivate a caring and empathetic mindset than by recognizing and appreciating the people around us?! That’s how… View Post

Unselfie: Why empathetic kids succeed in our all about me world

This book is powerful. It rests on the premise that today’s teens are measurably 40% less empathetic than they were 30 years ago and that today’s culture values “me” more than “we.” As long as you can look past the… View Post

The Benefits and Challenges of (Reasonably) Risky Play

Before we dive in, let me be clear that I’m talking about the kind of risky play that falls under the umbrella of holding onto a bar upside down or running down a hill too fast or jumping off a… View Post

Self-Control Tool

Ultimately we want our kids to be in control of their thoughts, bodies, and emotions so that we don’t always feel the need to manage them. We hope they will develop a healthy dose of self-control so they have the… View Post