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How to Teach Our Children Emotional Literacy

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The ability to label and understand our emotions and appropriately express our feelings is an important skill that needs to be learned in childhood. Children are not born with this ability and must be taught how to identify and express their emotions.  Emotional literacy is the ability to recognize, understand…

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Anti-Bullying Month: 6 Strategies to Help Kids Defend Themselves Against Bullying

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Many of us experienced being bullied at one point in our childhood. It could have been something as simple as being teased about a new haircut to something more severe where you dreaded going to school because you didn’t want to come across the person or people bullying you. Children…

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Talk Like a Pirate Day Celebration Ideas

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Kids love pirates! I know I have always had a love affair with pirates since I was a little kid riding my favorite ride at Disneyland, Pirates of the Caribbean (which is still my favorite ride and is usually the first ride I go on when my daughter and I…

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Cultural Awareness: Taking Your Child to the Theater

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A few weeks ago I took my six year old to her first theater performance at the South Coast Repertory to see The Night Fairy based on the children’s book by Laura Amy Schlitz. We went with my daughter's Daisy Troop and the girls made a flower tiara at one…

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Loving Hugs – Providing Stuffed Animals to Children Around the World

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One of the reasons I tend not to watch much of the news these days is that newscasts all seem to focus on negative or horrible stories. They rarely talk about the many good deeds that people are doing to make the world a better place. I love that Mom…

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