This is the first in a series of posts on personal narrative and storytelling. Stay tuned for more posts on this theme! Wow! We all have a story to tell. Each and every one of us. Telling these stories is important. It matters… Our Stories Matter! Recently, I rediscovered StoryCorps, a great resource for teachers […]
Being being black in America right now is frankly depressing. With all that is happening, the urge to to go back to “business as usual” seems way off base.
There will always be those with a little more, and those with a little less. But, short of sounding like a broken record (and really, how effective is lecturing anyway?)… how do we help our children explore the concept of GRATITUDE in a truly meaningful way?
So the packages have been unwrapped, the pies and cookies have been eaten, and one more week away from school beckons! With much of the hubbub behind us, yet with the holiday spirit in full swing, I am reminded how special it is to be happy and healthy and together this time of year. We […]
I’ve been talking with my family about ways to focus on GIVING rather than RECEIVING this holiday. Here are two ways to get the conversation started.
My family LOVES asking each other questions. Download these free printable “table questions” to share with your family this holiday.
Every weekend, we spend some time together as a family and go outside together. We call them our “Family Activity Days”, or FAD for short. We try to keep it active, like city hikes, or bike riding or “soccer”. But mostly, it’s just having fun together and being grateful that we have this amazing time together. Here are a few of the things we’ve been doing this fall in the Bay Area.
We do check-ins almost every day on our walk home from school. I give the topic and we all take turns answering. Sometimes we do this to get conversation going at the dinner table. Now, instead of asking “How was your day?” And getting vague answers like : “fine” or “OK”. I end up learning how my kids are REALLY doing. I also learn more about the wonderful people they are… [Read more.]