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by Dr. Susan Canizares | March 5, 2018 | Child Development

While at the park, you see your child take a toy away from another child. Your first instinct is to grab the toy away from your child and say something like, “We don’t take toys from people. Now, tell him you’re sorry.” However, many early childhood educators suggest that forcing children to apologize, when they […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | December 8, 2016 | Uncategorized

Feeling tired? Stressed out? Tired of all the negativity in the world? Try doing something nice for a stranger. Scientific studies have revealed that there is a strong link between appreciation and random acts of kindness and overall good health. Never underestimate the impact of a single act of kindness. You may change just their […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | June 14, 2016 | Child Development

As adults, we’re compelled to think about other people’s perspectives before we act or speak. If we don’t consider how our words and actions will make others feel, we may end up seeming impolite or even thoughtless. When you’re able to imagine a situation from someone else’s perspective, or “put yourself in their shoes,” you […]

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by Sprout | July 5, 2012 | Learning Activities | Our Friends

In our efforts to teach about kindness, our friends at Sprout offer six great games to inspire your children to be kind during playtime. They will have fun while practicing skills and behaviors that will stick with them as they grow. We thank you for spreading the message that kindness counts! Be Kind to Friends […]

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