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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...

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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...

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Previously From Great Kids

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...

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

For those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, spring is officially here, and that’s a reason to celebrate! I don’t know about you, but I relish the opportunity to get outside and enjoy a few moments of fresh air without having to get bundled up, feeling the...

Hope

Hope

Hope can be defined as wanting something to happen or be true or to expect something with confidence, per Merriam-Webster. (Dictionary, 2021) Each of us has hoped for something in our lives.  Maybe we hoped for Legos® for Christmas or to go to the movies with our...

Building Loving Relationships from Messy Stress

Building Loving Relationships from Messy Stress

As I sat down to write this blog, I couldn’t help but think of a few moments I experienced in 2020. I know just mentioning that year can be challenging. However, I promise these stories are going to be uplifting. It was last November that I was out for a hike. As I...

Responsive Relationships and Repetition

Responsive Relationships and Repetition

In many cultures, the month of January brings the promise of a fresh start as individuals look ahead to a new year. As I write this blog from the winter wonderland that I call home, there’s the glimmering hope of renewal and spring to come as the short days start to...

Celebrating the holidays…2020 style

Celebrating the holidays…2020 style

During this time of year, many families are busy with holiday traditions, including things like gatherings with families and friends, decorating their homes, and even shopping for gifts. However, this year is going to look different for most of us. 2020 has made me...

Empathy…The Foundation For Love

Empathy…The Foundation For Love

As I sat down to write this blog, I couldn't help but think about the last time I was able to share with each of you. We've been busy at Great Kids®, creating lots of new products and updating existing materials. Due to this, we had to take some time away from the...

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