As part of the leadership program I teach, the grade 11/12 students in the class are required to spend time in a classroom at one of the 3 primary schools in our area. When I initially created this component of the course, I figured it would be a good way for the students to get some quality, albeit basic leadership experience. They’d get a chance to work with younger students twice a week, and as a reward, they’d get some solid material to add to their resume.Continue reading “The Importance of Role Models”
The funny thing about building confidence in ourselves is that quite often, we are told what we need to do but not how to do it. For example, if you read any advice on the subject you’ll often see things like “be fearless” or “take risks” but without any suggestion of concrete actions you can take in order to do those things.
As adults, we can usually take those suggestions and place them into a context that makes sense for us. But for our kids, we can’t just say motivational catchphrases in the hopes that they will become confident and self-assured. We have to be able to provide experiences that allow them to build confidence.Continue reading “Building Confidence with Board Games”
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.Continue reading “5 Skills for Meaningful Friendships”
Like most parents, I want my kids to have friends. Friendships help us to become better people and they make our experiences, both good and bad, memorable and worth having. Having friends also helps us develop empathy and other vital social skills.Continue reading “Friendship Survey for Kids”
Life is full of changes, whether it is relocating to a new city, having a change of interests or your children entering an older age with different needs. The fallout from these changes can be minor or it can create a void in your friend department.
But don’t fret as there are many opportunities to meet new people. Below is a list of the top 15 places to meet new friends who relate to you.