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The Gift of Growth: How to Start a Growth Journal for Your Child

The Gift of Growth: How to Start a Growth Journal for Your Child

Parenting can feel like time stands still in the moment, but looking back, the time between infancy and high school graduation feels like a flash. So many tiny moments of epiphany and growth that feel unforgettable at the time, somehow get lost in the noise of...

The Power of Gratitude in Family Life 

The Power of Gratitude in Family Life 

Gratitude comes easily at the birthday party. Parents have filled the day with presents, special food, cake, balloons, and special attention. Birthday gift lists have been shared with family and friends. As presents are handed out, squeals of joy and laughing smiles...

The Impact of Music and Arts on Emotional Well-being 

The Impact of Music and Arts on Emotional Well-being 

"We read to know we are not alone." ~ C.S. Lewis.  Reading may look like an isolating activity with one's eyes riveted on the page and reality fading behind the words painted in the reader's head, but reading is entirely communal. This is true for literature and...

The Power of Storytelling in Family Bonding

The Power of Storytelling in Family Bonding

In our daily lives, stories are everywhere. They pop up on our phones, TVs, and in our conversations, filling our days with endless tales and adventures. But here's the thing: even though we're constantly surrounded by these stories, most of them don't stick around....

Goal Setting With Your Kids: A Guide for Parents

Goal Setting With Your Kids: A Guide for Parents

As parents, we play a crucial role in teaching our children essential life skills, and goal setting is among the most important. This guide is designed to help you navigate the process of teaching your child valuable goal-setting strategies so they can set out to...

Bridging the Digital Divide for Students and Families

Bridging the Digital Divide for Students and Families

In the modern digital age, it can be easy to assume that everyone has access to the internet. However, a startling disparity exists between those who are, and are not 'connected.' This digital divide affects individuals in underserved communities and significantly...