Posts Tagged: childhood development

Real MVP Kids Book Series

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My family loves books. We just can’t get enough. My favorite kinds of books are books that teach life lessons and social emotional strategies in the story. Why are social emotional strategies important to me? Research shows that only about 20% of job success is related to intellectual intelligence and approximately 80% of success is… Read more »

What It Means to Be An Early Bloomer

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Jeannie* was 4 years old when her mom noticed a dark patch developing between her legs. “What did you sit in?” She asked during her bath routine thinking it must be dirt or something from playing in the yard. “Nothing, that’s my fur,” Jeannie replied. What followed after was a series of doctor appointments to… Read more »

Thanks! Teaching Gratitude in Kids

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Kids learn through modeling and repetition, and gratitude is no exception. The more often your children see or hear you showing thanks, the more seeds you plant in their garden of appreciation.    In their book, Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character, Jeffrey J. Froh and Giacomo Bono note that young children first… Read more »

On the Move!

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“Perfection.” That’s what Chelsea Myers says of baby feet. When her son was born she remembers measuring his whole foot against her thumb. There is just something about baby feet that we all love. Mom Emily Czerwonka says they “make us think of all the miles we’ve walked,” while Sue Duty says she “wonders where… Read more »

Prepare Your Child … And Yourself for Camp!

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For parents, the most heart-racing, adrenalin pumping moments happen when you let go and watch your child try something on his or her own. The moment the training wheels come off, the first trip down the driveway on the skateboard, the time our children ride the school bus – these are more than just memories,… Read more »

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