A child’s creativity is an open tap. It just flows. As we adults can testify, too often that tap closes once we start getting “educated.” Instead of drawing out our potential, we learn to draw ourselves into a neat little box. Broadening our children’s knowledge...
Don’t miss a great “Shakespeare for kids” experience in Topanga Canyon. For the last two summers I’ve been taking my son to the outdoor Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. They put on a magical performance of A Midsummer Night’s...
If you want your children to be in touch with what they think and who they really are, then encourage them to write. Diving into the experience of self-expression is a way to pay attention to the world, within and outside themselves, and to experience what Natalie...
Children need to know it’s OK to be mad at us. It’s vital they know it’s safe to express anger. Anger is a healthy emotion. Like saying “No,” it’s a child’s way of defining and protecting their boundaries. Kids’ tantrums...
Some words when repeated in our mind (& aloud) give us the strength to swing for the fences. Teaching children to use bold words supports their “Yes” voice. Douglas Bloch (author of Words That Heal) calls this “Positive Self-Talk.” Every child (and...
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