Have a Heart: Teaching and Cultivating Compassion

Have a Heart: Teaching and Cultivating Compassion When we show kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others, we are showing compassion. While often used interchangeable with sympathy being compassionate brings with it a desire to to assist someone else in a challenging situation rather than just feeling “pity”. We are all in need of compassion…

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Understanding And Building Resiliency

Understanding And Building Resiliency  Resiliency is the new “buzz’ word moving through many different fields and professionals from trauma and stress, to academic success to the workplace. But what is resiliency exactly and why is it important? Resiliency is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness, the ability of a substance or…

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Building Positive Social-Emotional Skills in Children

Building Positive Social-Emotional Skills in Children Children learn positive social emotional skills through example/modeling, practice of skills seen, and recognition of appropriate responses by adults. Children are motivated to learn and master skills through positive, fun interactions and experiences. Thus play situations offer the best situation in which to teach and have children practice and…

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