Category Archives: childhood development

Chores at home… everyone can contribute

Some great suggestions for helping children develop a sense of responsibility, incrementally, for their world. summer chores for children: teaching responsibility at home  

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Reading? Go for it!

Some great opportunities here to think about the power of reading… And what better time to look at reading? Summer! https://www.commonsensemedia.org/reading  

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Admissions Strategy! Attending AISAP…

I feel fortunate to be attending the AISAP Annual Institute with our Admissions Team, Susanne Goldman and Rebecca Cushing. We are hearing many important messages Including: the role of “love” coaching and building programs the value of intrinsic rewards over … Continue reading

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Day #3 Kyoto: Life lessons: How to Write a Postcard; How to Tie a Tie!

  Students learned how to write a postcard: where to put the message, the address and the stamp. This was a bigger chore than we realized. We spent the first half of the day visiting the Kyomizu Temple; then we … Continue reading

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Sometimes the best thing you can say to your students is NO.

There are some great reminders in here about parenting for the long haul! This parenting thing is a marathon, not a sprint! Why saying NO to children sometimes can have benefits in childhood development  

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The Importance of Interpersonal Skills in the workplace…

So many schools talk about social emotional learning as a co-curricular activity. We are seeing more and more that these skills are a means to acquiring curriculum. They create the conditions for learning. Why People Skills are becoming more valuable … Continue reading

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Busy People NEED quiet time… Harvard Business Review

The case for slowing down and cultivating a mindfulness practice has never been stronger. In our busy modern lives, we need to find quiet time, for thinking and reflecting and expressing gratitude. I am confident that our students, who are … Continue reading

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