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4 Ways to Help Your Child Build Self-Esteem

Self-esteem refers to a person’s beliefs about their own value and worth. In early childhood, having positive self-esteem is critical as children begin to explore the world. They need confidence in themselves in order to explore new things.  Self-esteem shapes what decisions we make, the types of activities we try, and how we respond to set-backs. Negative self-esteem is not considered a mental health diagnosis on its own, but is often a factor in anxiety and depression as well as relationship difficulties. On the other hand, when people feel positive about their worth and value, they can navigate challenges in their environments, feel happier and more fulfilled in their lives and relationships.   The deep beliefs we hold about ourselves and...

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Raising Our Future Leaders with Empathy

A new way, a new strong. Emotional Courage is about noticing and expressing your own feelings, and listening to others’ emotional expression, even when that’s hard to do. It stands in contrast to the old “tough guy” model, emerging as a new path for parents and burgeoning leaders in the community.

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Connected Heart-to-Heart

NEW CREATURE! Otter supports Family Bonding… and there really couldn’t be a better time for family bonding, transition, and acceptance than now in this current environment. With so much change to family routines, this sweet Otter’s story reminds children that we are always connected to those we love, whether they are near or far away.

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Feelings Feature: We are in this together.

Our world has changed drastically in the past month. We are all striving to embrace a new normal, to set a new routine, to learn and work in a new way. But what we will recall when we look back at this moment in time will not be how well we taught, how much work we did, how quickly we adapted. We will remember the moments spent with our tribe, those chosen few still in our everyday life when the rest of the world shut down around us. We will remember this time by the feelings that we hold onto the strongest.

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