Before those who’ve yet to fix on a passion are ready to spend hours a day honing skills, they must trigger interest through playful exploration.
Help your child recognize the presence of particular emotions and then, over time, encourage them to explore different ways of responding to them.
You can’t force your children to behave well, but you can decide what you will do if they don’t. Share your plan in advance, hold firm, and watch them grow!
Instead of lecturing, create the space your child needs to consider the ethical consequences of their actions and learn right from wrong the natural way.
By discussing racial differences openly and positively, we signal that race is not a taboo topic and we appreciate and respect all kinds of people.
More important than passing along your beliefs is passing along the founder’s vision of the American Political Spirit: tolerance, curiosity, and humility.
Conversation is the crucible of learning and friendship, where we learn how to recover from setbacks, build relationships, and discover what matters most.
When a child is struggling, try attaching their emotion to someone or something else and then role play with it in a low-stakes kind of way.
A little lighthearted humor teaches your child that laughter and foolishness are great ways to melt away disappointment, frustration, and anger.
Isn’t it amazing that little children could come out of a concentration camp more concerned about feeding their companions than feeding themselves?