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SALUTE TO FREEDOM

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.Salute to Freedom SUMMER FUN Ms. Gilmour greeted the kids with, "Happy middle of summer!  Welcome back!  I’m glad to see Tanner, Rudy, Nicole, Stephen, Carmen, Francie, Mario and Truman the dragon today."  The kids [...]

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GUEST BLOG POST- Tina Nocera, Parental Wisdom

It’s hard to move on with Toys “R” Us goneBack in March when the news of Toys “R” Us closing was new, I wrote about how parents could go on building memories with children.Today, when all the stores are closed, I realize how sad the adults are. We remember with excitement what a treat it was [...]

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Be COOL and KIND in your Neighborhood

Ms. Gilmour waved all the kids into the class as she said, "Welcome everyone.  It's nice to see you again."  Tanner, Nicole, Rudy, Carmen, Stephen, Francie and Roberto all greeted Ms. Gilmour with a handshake and a smile.  She continued, "Since summer and warm weather are here, do you think that you will be spending [...]

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GUEST BLOG POST- Tina Nocera, Parental Wisdom

Free speech vs. free thoughtHate speech and freedom of speech are two different things. – Leslie JonesParents are thanking Roseann Barr for her incredulous racist rant. There are so many life lessons for our kids.Blame anyone/anything on your behavior, even Ambien.Your free speech is costly. It can cost you your reputation, $100 million in ad [...]

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​Have FUN Watching Sports

Have FUN Watching SportsSocial Skills for Watching SportsIn our last two classes we talked about how our schools can be cool. We talked about how manners and social skills can help our school classrooms, the cafeteria, sports venues, and other places on a school campus be respectful of everyone, and kind and caring to all. We also talked about the [...]

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More Ways that School can be COOL!

More Ways that School can be COOL!The last time the class met, all the kids had fun thinking of ways to make their schools ‘cool.’ They thought of a lot of places at school where ‘Cool Kind Kids’ can demonstrate their good manners. They also talked about the fact that there are a lot of people at school [...]

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​Sports should be FUN!

Sports should be FUN!Learning Manners and Social Skills to be COOL!I greeted all the kids as they came in to class. They were all talking about how glad they were that it was spring and they were able to play sports more often. They were also excited that with summer coming, they could enjoy being outside playing sports and being [...]

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School can be COOL!

When Tanner, Nicole, Rudy, Carmen, Stephen, Francie and Roberto came to class they were having ‘elevated conversations’ about things that were happening at their schools. I greeted them and asked what they were so upset about. They all wanted to speak at once.Manners Matter at SchoolTanner started with, “Last time we talked about all the places that manners matter. I [...]

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GUEST BLOG POST- Tina Nocera, Parental Wisdom

And now onto the very tricky topic of adviceApril 15th, 2018Advice is hard. Sometimes you’re asked for it and the person doesn’t take it. Sometimes you need it, but don’t necessarily like the person’s suggestion. It’s all very tricky. You know, it usually begins with:You must . . .You should . . .I’d advise you [...]

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The Bullying Cycle - Our Kids are Stuck in the Middle

Did you know that bullying has escalated to be at epidemic proportions?“More than 13 million children in the US are bullied every year.” - TheBullyProject.com90 percent of 4th to 8th graders report being victims of bullying. Physical bullying increases for elementary ages, peaks for middle school ages, and declines for high school ages. Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains [...]

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