The kids had a day off from school a couple of months ago so I was home with them. My daughter had a friend over and they were making a fort in the living room and my son was busy playing. I took this time to clean the house and do laundry. I was about two and a half hours into cleaning the upstairs when the kids started yelling at me from the main floor (10 feet from the kitchen) for snacks and drinks.
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This week is Spring Break for my kids so this is giving us time to complete some projects that I’ve been wanting to do. The first activity was this Group Self-Confidence activity. This is a spin on my previous I Am Activity that has been really popular on Pinterest.
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Teaching kids to take time to express gratitude allows them to be mindful of what they have in their life. This is an important life skill because when they’re going through a tough time, they can focus on the things that are going well for them.
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Have you ever thought about how good of a friend you are? Friendship skills are critical to maintain and grow your relationships in your life. Below is a free printable worksheet to help you reflect on your skills and to set goals to improve your abilities. Read through the following ideas to further understand each skill.
While you’re brushing up on your friend skills, take a look at 5 Steps to Making New Friends.
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Making friends when I was a kid and a teenager was easy for me. When you’re in school and sports, there are an ample amount of people that you can play with. But when I hit my early 30’s, I realized I didn’t actually know how to make friends.
I was at a time in my life when I had two small kids. The friends I did have either had small kids or no kids. Trying to find a time to go out with the friends with small kids was getting more and more difficult. The friends with no kids were out partying and I didn’t want to stay up past 10 pm anymore because my tiny humans would be up at 6 am. I knew I needed to add to my friend list
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