Summer of Kindness: Immigrant Advocacy

Summer of Kindness:  Immigrant Advocacy

Talking to your kids about immigrant families being separated at our border is complex and scary. The goal of this week’s activity is for kids to write letters to our government. This requires a conversation (several, in fact) about government, immigration, and advocacy. It’s a lot for little brains to handle, but done right you can watch your kids become activists right before your eyes.

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The Power of I AM

The Power of I AM

My son is like me in so many ways. The good…and the not so good. We both struggle with self-esteem and low confidence. The negative self-talk we both appear to have can be overwhelming at times, especially if we are doing something hard. I’ve found one little strategy that has completely changed how both handle our own negative self-talk and, as it turns out, how we talk to each other. This one little strategy will change your life.

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Summer of Kindness: Random Act of Kindness

Summer of Kindness:  Random Act of Kindness

There are tons of resources for completing random acts of kindness with your kids. This is not your usual approach. This activity uses The GoodCard to help kids really think about a recipient of a random act of kindness and then begin to understand the concept of paying it forward, something that’s actually difficult to explain and understand for small kids. But, the GoodCard makes it easy through technology. Read on to learn more!

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One Simple CoParenting Strategy That Changes Everything

One Simple CoParenting Strategy That Changes Everything

CoParenting is a term often used for separated or divorced parents. But, it also applies to parents who are married or committed to be together. Learning how to parent together has been one of the top challenges for my husband and me as we navigate raising our kids. After much trial and error, we have found one simple strategy that not only works, but it changed everything.

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Summer of Kindness: Earth Kindness

Summer of Kindness:  Earth Kindness

This week, we are showing kindness to the Earth and learning more about climate change. Our activity is simple: pick up litter. Helping little ones to understand why it’s important is a bit harder. As our kids get older, we have to go deeper than “it’s good for the environment.” My family is pretty eco-conscious, but I realized this week that our kids don’t understand why.

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