Cultivate… COMMUNICATION with vision boards!

Effective communication skills not only allow us to express our needs and our feelings with others, it helps us improve our self-efficacy, empathy, and effective listening skill. Parents and caring adults are already teaching their kids communication skills and oftentimes, they are teaching kids communication skills without words. Nonverbal communication still allows us to express…

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Cultivate… HOPE by prioritizing micro and macro goals

Cultivating hope does not have to be a complicated process for us because, fortunately, there are research-based strategies for us to help our kids increase their skills of hope. One strategy is to help our kids identify and prioritize their top macro and micro goals. The point of this exercise is to understand what our…

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Cultivate…KNOWLEDGE by learning the common types of bullying

Bullying is a public health issue across the nation and is a form of youth violence. In fact, CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention states that bullying “may inflict harm or distress on the targeted youth including physical, psychological, social, or educational harm.” Unfortunately, there are many types of bullying that may include physical, verbal, or…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION with a picture telling exercise!

Verbal and nonverbal effective communication is the foundation of all relationships and it helps us when we interact with other people. Effective communication fosters our relationship with loved ones and it positively fulfills our need for connectivity. Not only effective communication is very important for children to achieve their need for connectivity, but it also…

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Cultivate…HABITS by practicing positive self-talk!

Positive self-talk can have a big impact on how we think and feel. Over time, engaging in more positive self-talk can help reduce stress, improve self-esteem, increase motivation, inspire productivity, and improve overall mental and physical health. Educators, counselors, and parents can have a huge role in helping kids and young adults develop a greater…

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