It is often assumed that in order to try something new, you must be an expert. For some, the thought of trying something new elicits feelings of inadequacy, and lacking specific skills becomes a barrier. Journaling is an endeavor where outside judgment has no role in the process.
Financial literacy in the 21st Century is critical for all to learn. There is no better way to learn these essential skills, than first-hand experiences with earning and managing money. It’s empowering for kids not only to see their personal allowance accumulate but also money earned.
A common wish for adults is to return to childhood where it's assumed stress is non-existent. Although memories of play are at the forefront of this erroneous belief, stress is very real for kids in the 21st Century.
The health of Earth is in peril. What can children do to make an impact in the healing process? Kids can become “Earth Ambassadors,” which are mindful and purposeful consumers of earth’s resources.
“Most of the time I liked school and got good grades. In junior high, though, I hit a stumbling block with math - I used to come home and cry because of how frustrated I was!
“Friendships, just like relationships with parents and siblings, are never simple.”—excerpted from: Friends and Frenemies, by Jennifer Castle & Deborah Reber
Kindness involves an action, intent, and empathy towards another person. Most of all, the desire for kindness to others is, at its core, a learned behavior. Children learn how to be kind by being exposed to people exhibiting kind behavior.