In times like these, it is grounding to know we are united through our shared faith and membership in our Bear Creek school community. I hope you will join me in celebrating Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week and Grizzly Spirit Dress Day to bring us together next week.
While in the throes of busy days with young children what we need are practical tips, so we can enjoy these days instead of wishing them away. Here are three things that helped us feel less frenetic while we managed life with a large family.
In this quickly changing world, we need innovators more than ever. We need people who are creative problem solvers and adaptable collaborators. How do we develop those abilities in our children? Three key areas parents and educators can focus on to create innovators.
Kindergarten is a precious and important time! This might be the first time your child has been away from you for the whole day on a consistent basis.
As a parent, empathy is perhaps the most critical skill you can develop in your child. It not only transforms us as adults, being in good connection with, and communication of, our own emotions, it also helps our children develop a good vocabulary associated with their emotions.
We hear a lot of talk about empathy these days. “Kids need their feelings affirmed,” is a far cry from “Kids need to be seen and not heard,” the familiar mantra from days past.