Developing children into leaders is all about teaching them critical thinking and resilience.
Parents and teachers all hope that children learn to live a successful and creative life. It can be frustrating sometimes to see these children rely on others to solve problems or make critical decisions. Unwittingly, however, parents and educators fail to help their children develop to be leaders. Often this is due to our wish for our children to lead trouble-free, painless lives. Of course, this sort of ideal is next to impossible, but we can utilize this knowledge to help our children develop the traits necessary to be good leaders. Here are three ways we can do so. (more…)
The holidays disrupt the ordinary routines of children. It’s time to get back in the swing of things!
With the holiday season behind us, parents are certainly finding it a challenge to get their children back into their usual school routines smoothly. Returning to the rigors of school after a long break is challenging for children and parents may be at a loss figuring out how set them up for continued success. If you need to get your children back on track after the holidays, here are some tips you can use. (more…)
Fostering a love of reading in your child will pay dividends their whole life long.
Reading is the gateway to endless worlds and characters. Your child’s imagination can be stimulated by a great book, and fostering a love of reading leads to a love of learning and knowledge. But parents know how challenging it can be sometimes to stoke and encourage that love, especially with the prevalence and saturation of technology in their daily lives and subsequent difficulty in getting them to focus. Try these tips to help foster a true love of reading in your child. (more…)
The school community is a critical aspect of developing a child’s leadership skills.
When it comes to building leadership skills in your child in and out of the classroom, the school community is incredibly important. These skills are very important to foster early on, and they will continue to build and grow in value throughout their life. Here are some of the ways that the school community can help your child to gain valuable leadership skills throughout their career (and what exactly the school community is!). (more…)
Music has been shown to positively impact children’s development. Can it help them develop leadership skills too?
Some children are just natural-born leaders. These kinds of children have their own motivations that other children gravitate towards. However, anyone can become a leader if they put in the effort and are put in the right situation. Parents can help in this regard. Can getting your kids involved in a music program help them build leadership skills? (more…)
When it’s too cold outside to play, engage your children with some fun indoor activities!
Winter breaks and snow days will be coming up quicker than you think! You know how quickly the kids will declare “I’m bored” if they’re cooped up in the house for too long. Encouraging them to play outside in the snow is great, but you should also think up some indoor activities for them to do as well if the snow is too much or the weather is too cold. Here we have 4 fun, creative activities that you can do with your children inside this winter. (more…)
Spending quality time with your child is one of the ways you can foster a sense of gratitude in them.
Thanksgiving is next week, and while most people tend to celebrate having a day off from work, this obscures the true meaning of the holiday. We celebrate Thanksgiving as a way to contemplate our own sense of gratitude. Gratitude is very important in the fundraising world and a quality that is sometimes difficult to impart on children. Gratitude is born out of a loving connection between two people, and yet it is difficult to fully explain to children. Here are some ways you can foster a sense of gratitude with them. (more…)
The fine arts in education have been cut over the years even though they bestow many benefits to children.
Over the past several years, as budgets in school districts have been tightened, usually the first areas to be cut are fine arts programs. Music, visual art, and theater programs have been gradually scaled back and cut from many schools around the country. And, yet, arts in education have been shown to be so important to the development of children and are complementary to learning in other subject areas. Here are some of the reasons why arts in education are so important. (more…)
Keeping your child focused on their school work can be tough in the modern age. Learn some tips here!
School has been back in session for a few months now and your children should be hitting their stride and settling into a routine with their schoolwork. It can be challenging, however, for them to stay focused on their tasks. The modern world offers many distractions which can combine with increasing amounts of homework to create a disastrous situation. As a parent, you can do a lot to support and help your children stay focused on their schoolwork and create an environment where they can succeed. (more…)
Fall is a great time to have fun, successful fundraiser!
Fall is a very busy time of the year for fundraising because it’s a great time to have a successful fundraiser! No matter what cause you’re raising money for, you can find many fun events to have that can get your child involved in making a difference and learning some valuable life lessons on the way. Do you need some ideas for some fun fall fundraisers? Let us be your guide! (more…)