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Celebrate the Holidays like Cool Kind Kids

Republishing a Cool Kind Kid article from Kidsville News by Barbara Gilmour--Tanner and friends explore how to apply manners and social skills to real life.Thanksgiving Holiday RecollectionsWhen the kids came into class, Ms. Gilmour welcomed them by asking them if they enjoyed their Thanksgiving break.  Tanner, Nicole, Rudy, Carmen, Stephen, Mario, and Truman the Dragon [...]

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Win! Lose! The Importance of Both

I read a great article recently about how every child should have the experience of winning.  [Read more...]  And, it mentioned that every child should be spared the pain of losing. It was addressing the current thinking that each child should be a winner, whether or not they put forth their best effort, or practiced to become better at [...]

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Halloween Tips for Cool Kind Kids

Cool Kind Kids…1. ...Choose a costume that they are comfortable wearing2. ...Choose a costume that makes them feel great3. ...Choose a costume that is large enough to wear over their coat4. ...Choose a costume that doesn’t cover their face or eyes5. ...Only go trick or treating where parents/caregivers have approved6. ...Never go alone to a stranger’s house7. ...Ask politely for treats8. ...Aren’t [...]

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GUEST BLOG POST- by Laura Pearson

Cost-Effective Tips for Helping Your Kids Tackle New HobbiesLooking for some new activities that are actually good for your kids? Also, are you looking to cut costs and save money in the process? The best hobbies for your kids are the ones that keep them learning while having fun, but these activities also keep you from dipping into [...]

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10 Ways Cool Kind Kids Reject Bullying

10 Ways Cool Kind Kids Reject Bullying1.  Cool Kind Kids...Stand up for a friend who is being bullied.  When a friend is being bullied is a good time to remember The Golden Rule - "Treat others the way that you want to be treated."  If you were the one being bullied, would you want your [...]

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It's "Cool" to Live The Golden Rule

Republishing a Cool Kind Kid article from Kidsville News by Barbara Gilmour--Tanner and friends explore how to apply manners and social skills to real life.It’s “Cool” to Live The Golden Ruleby Barbara GilmourHello, again! My grandson, Tanner, has brought some friends today. When Tanner told his friends about our conversation last time, about how to be “cool” [...]

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GUEST BLOG POST- Tina Nocera, Parental Wisdom

[Sorry this is after the day - computer problems]The legacy grandparents need to leave behindWhen you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes.But when you photograph people in black and white you photograph their souls. – Ted Grant Looking at old family photos we recognize the elders in younger days. Today, their smiling [...]

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GUEST BLOG POST- Tina Nocera, Parental Wisdom

Growing our future heroesWith the passing of John McCain, we have lost the best example of service and courage. He served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years.In reading the memorials, there was a recurring theme that I felt would be best represented in a word cloud.In John McCain’s own words…“It is [...]

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GUEST BLOG POST- by Laura Pearson

Helping Your Child with Safe, Educational ExplorationPhoto via Pixabay by McconnmamaMost kids love to play outside, but it’s important that they get more out of their playtime than just fun. There are plenty of ways your little ones can get outdoors and explore while learning. It’s imperative for kids of all ages to be safe, no matter what they are doing. [...]

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GUEST BLOG POST- by Laura Pearson

Summertime Adventures Every Child Can EnjoyFor children, there are few seasons more exciting than summer. School has ended for the year, the sun shines brightly, and activities abound. Even if your child has disabilities, you can help them have the best summer ever. Here are some ways to make your child’s summer one to remember.Experience Nature and Watch BirdsAccessibility can be [...]

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