Being Present is Present Enough

Being Present is Present Enough

About the AuthorKris Nicklas serves as Talent and Training Manager at Great Kids. Before joining the GK team she worked for Healthy Families Baltimore County and Baltimore Public Schools. Kris lives in Eldersburg, Maryland with her husband Brandon and two daughters,...
Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Children

Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Children

Have you ever pretended to know what someone’s talking about while making a mental note to look that term up later? Uh-huh. Well, I have to confess, I’ve been hearing the term infant mental health for a few years now, without really knowing what it meant. You know how...
The Here and Now

The Here and Now

Earlier this summer, I found myself sitting on my back porch clutching a book about mindful parenting. You’ve probably heard about this concept before. It’s becoming quite a popular topic. Mindfulness can be described as a person’s ability to embrace the present...
Love Leads to Learning

Love Leads to Learning

Carving out time to create our monthly blog is always refreshing for me. It’s an opportunity to step back from writing curriculum and reflect on something that has impacted me recently. As I look back on this past month, one particular memory bubbles to the forefront...
History is Not Your Destiny

History is Not Your Destiny

Some people are born with a love for reading. You know if you’re one of them! My sister is. Even as a child, she often had her head buried in a book. I have snapshots of her peering over the top of paperbacks and giving me eye rolls to prove it. For me, reading has...
Embrace the Joy!

Embrace the Joy!

As I sit down to write this blog, my week is coming to a close. It’s Friday. I’ve spent my workdays in a virtual conference learning, meeting people from different communities, and listening to motivating speakers. Like so many large gatherings today, this conference...