Earning Respect

Earning Respect

Children respect those who respect them. Young people deserve and are entitled to reach out, attach and bond with their caretakers. It is an expectation that the parent will provide safety, protection, acceptance, understanding and empathy. When this does happen,…

Rabbiting on

Rabbiting on

to continue talking about something that is not interesting to the person you are talking to: Many people are so tired of working – in any job. They want to do more than just work to pay the rent. They…

Parents

Parents

We all had a very different childhood experience.  For some it was incredible. Their parents were consistent, loving, and honest. For others, it was the opposite, they were absent, abusive, and broken. Wherever our story lands, we cannot deny that our…

Feet on mountains

Feet on mountains

How lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him Who brings good news; Announcing peace, proclaiming news of happiness: These words have inspired social justice and personal freedom for centuries. Cyrus the Great fulfilled these expectations, when he conquered…

Catalyst

Catalyst

Become a Catalyst for Change You have the power to make change possible. Your power lies in your conviction, your passion and your determination to create lasting change and make the world a safer, healthier, better place for all. What…

Open House for Butterflies

Open House for Butterflies

“A good thing to think about is what kind of face to make when you say please.” Originally published in 1960 and reprinted in 2001, this tiny treasure is a timeless smile inducer for children and grownups alike. Open House…

Learned Optimism

Learned Optimism

What 25 years of research reveal about learning the cognitive skills of happiness and finding life’s greater purpose. ‘Happiness’ is a scientifically unwieldy notion, but there are three different forms of it if you can pursue. For the ‘Pleasant Life,’…

Free Kindergarten

Free Kindergarten

Free Kindergarten Unions were at the forefront of the early childhood education movement. They had a major role in instigating many significant early childhood initiatives including the establishment of Kindergarten Teachers Colleges and the formation of national associations for early…