Emotional Intelligence

Develop the virtues that will guide your child through school and beyond.

Positive Behavior Doing Hard Things Character Development
Positive Behavior
Reinforce (vs. Reward) Positive Behavior

Imagine a magical world where children are internally motivated to be kind and generous. It’s doable!

Ages
3-4,
4-5
Reinforce Positive Behavior – Make a Marble Jar

Acknowledge and promote positive behavior….*Plinkit* with a Marble Jar! You’ll be amazed at the twinkle in your child’s eye each...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
How to Teach Empathy

“Empathy is when you’re able to understand and care about how someone else is feeling.” -Mark Ruffalo, Sesame Street

Ages
3-4,
4-5
Reward Empathy – Be a Real Superhero!

A classroom favorite for cultivating empathy, kindness, community membership and awareness of others. What’s a real superhero? Someone who helps...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
*THINK* – Be Powerful with Your Words

Teach your child to *THINK* before they speak. A helpful mnemonic to remind your child that words are powerful. 

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Sibling Love – Make It Happen with a Sibling Love Jar

We can’t end sibling fighting nor force our children to get along, but we can help them recall happy moments...

Ages
3-4,
4-5
What is Mindfulness and How is it Helpful?

Mindfulness…for kids? Yes, indeed! How can you help your child practice it naturally? Tune in….

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Take a Mindful Minute

Help your child to control their thoughts by making Mindful Minutes a routine. Your step-by-step guide on why, how and...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Doing Hard Things
The Super Power of *YET*

*YET* – 3 letters that may change your child’s life. (Thanks Janelle Monae and Sesame Street for making it memorable...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Grow Your Brain – Apply a *Growth Mindset*

Let’s double-down on how to translate *growth mindset* into something tangible with your child. We’re focusing on how to teach...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Teach Your Child to Fail

If you want to raise a child who grows up to be a resilient, problem-solving, persistent and adaptable adult, let...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
How to Get Your Child to Practice

Research-approved. Reframe how you think about ‘practice’.

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
Critical Thinking
Helpful Ways to Praise Your Child

A simple tip sheet for how to praise your child. Something more than “Good job” or just commenting on process and...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Set ‘Intentions’ (vs Resolutions)

Any opportunity for a fresh start to refocus and reset (the New Year, the start of the academic school year,...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Character Development
How to Teach Empathy

“Empathy is when you’re able to understand and care about how someone else is feeling.” -Mark Ruffalo, Sesame Street

Ages
3-4,
4-5
How to Teach Gratitude

“Gratitude is not just a feeling outside your control that arrives willy-nilly. It’s more like a radio channel: you can...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Exclusion and Inclusion – Part 1: Why It Happens

Watching a child turn to you crying for the first time because “A friend said ‘I can’t play’”, is a...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Exclusion and Inclusion – Part 2: Do Something About It

Social exclusion is a main theme in a child’s development and there are many reasons why it happens. Empower your child to...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
How to Support Self-Image and Self-Confidence

When your child starts demonstrating behaviors that show they are trying to ‘fit in’ or wants to ‘belong to a...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Fibbing vs. Lying – Why Kids Lie

Around the ages of four and five, children begin to tell “tall tales”. They may also begin to tell fibs...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Language + Literacy
Creativity + Imagination
Community Engagement – What You Could Do

Tricky topic that’s filled with layers of good intentions and ambitious learnings. It takes effort from both you and your...

Ages
4-5,
5-6
Community Engagement – How to Talk About It

Answers to our most popular questions on a heavy subject. From “How do I explain…” to “How do I teach…”...

Ages
4-5,
5-6

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