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​Manners Matter Everywhere!

Manners Matter Everywhere!When Tanner, Nicole, Stephen, Carmen, Rudy, Francie and Roberto came to class they were all talking about places where manners or social skills are important. They’ve already learned that having good manners can help them be both kind and cool. They understand how learning the social skills rules for how to get along with others helps [...]

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GUEST BLOG POST - Ideas on How to Get Your Kids to Volunteer

Photo by UnsplashHave you been wondering how to get your kids more involved in their community? Did you make a resolution to do more volunteer work? It’s time to make that plan a reality and do some good in the world. You and your children will not only help others, but feel better and likely form a stronger bond [...]

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Guest Blog Post by Tina Nocera, Parental Wisdom

How to go on after Toys “R” Us ceases to exist At the heart of every family tradition is a meaningful experience.We had a wonderful family tradition in the early 90’s.On Friday evenings after work, I would pick the kids up from day care, take them to the Chinese restaurant and put in our order. We [...]

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​Manners Rules Help us have Fun

The Golden Rule ReviewedThe kids all came to class with big smiles. I greeted them and asked what they were smiling about. They all started talking at once. I put my hand up to calm them down. “Okay, let’s hear from one of you at a time,” I replied. Stephen spoke first, “We all liked hearing about [...]

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From Incivility to Bullying to Violence - Our Kids are Caught in this Cycle!

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.com 90 percent of 4th to 8th graders report being victims of bullying. Physical bullying increases for elementary ages, peaks for middle school ages, and [...]

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FACEBOOK POST REVIEW - February 26 - March 4, 2017 [In case you missed a few.]

SOCIAL SKILLS TIPS FOR KIDSTanner's friends, Tasheena and Tasha are the kids who have learned how to care, share and play fair. They are best buds who always look out for each other. They practice "after you" when playing with others. They know that letting someone go first, or choose the game [...]

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FACEBOOK POST REVIEW - February 19 - February 25, 2017 [In case you missed a few.]

SOCIAL SKILLS TIPS BY BARBARAReally Responsible Roberto is definitely one of the Cool Kind Kids. At home he is always asking how he can help. Because he has a good attitude when asked to do chores, and does them well, he often earns extra privileges. At school, he offers to help when [...]

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​It’s "Cool” to live The Golden Rule

Did you know that The Golden Rule is the basis for good manners, and how to treat people?Hello again. Tanner and some of his friends have come back again to learn how to be Cool Kind Kids. He introduced me to Francie, Rudy, Carmen, Stephen, Nicole, and Roberto. The kids all seemed very excited to be learning [...]

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What is a "Cool Kind Kid?"

What is a “Cool Kind Kid?”by Barbara GilmourBe a “Cool Kind Kid”Hi, boys and girls! My name is Barbara Gilmour, and this story is about being a Cool Kind Kid. Do you know what a Cool Kind Kid is? Would you like to find out? The Cool Kind Kid story starts with my grandson, Tanner. When [...]

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Guest Blog Post by Tina Nocera, Parental Wisdom®

It’s time for the adults to be quietA child can teach an adult three things… To be happy for no reason. To always be busy with something. And to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires. Paulo CoelhoYou remember the saying, ‘the adults are talking’ well perhaps it’s time to [...]

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