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Sep 18, '19

Being a Fire Power Can Be Wonderful (Until It Isn’t)

Belinda Levychin, Program & Marketing Director I love being a Fire Power. It is not unusual for folks who just meet me to say I have so much energy and light. And in all honesty, I wake up most mornings ready for the day and grateful to be up to enjoy whatever the day brings.

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Sep 11, '19

Back-to-School Lessons From My Gold Child

Michele Zipper, T-Kids Coach Today, I thank my son for teaching me and helping me see clearly through the fog. You taught me a valuable lesson, for which I am so grateful. Back to school time is a crazy time for most people, getting the kids used to their new schedule, teacher, and friends. For

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Aug 14, '19

The Pursuit of Happy-ism

Carey Davidson, Executive Director “I want you to know that I’m starting my own religion.” My 15-year-old daughter triumphed. Something inside was weighing on her and this declaration released a measure of heaviness. It was hot and humid, mid-July. We were visiting her up at camp in the Poconos for Visiting Day with the requisite

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Jul 31, '19

Playing Outdoors

Deepika, Tournesol Kids volunteer Children are born to play. Playing is fundamental to the way they learn.  The American Academy of Pediatrics states:  “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their

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Jul 17, '19

Growing Cognitive Intelligence for Children

Deepika, Tournesol Kids volunteer We know emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. Having high emotional intelligence is an integral part of our cognitive intelligence. Cognitive intelligence uses feelings, imagination and logic to promote healthy attention that helps students gain a larger perspective

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Jun 26, '19

The #1 Life Skill for Success You Were Never Taught

Carey Davidson, Executive Director “Mom!” It was 9:27am on Tuesday, September 4th. Maddie was barely two hours into her first day of 11th grade and she was already calling me in a panic. “I’m not going to be able to do this, Mom. I had one period of physics and I know I’m going to fail. I

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Jun 19, '19

Probiotics for Kids

Krissy Shields, TKids Coach We all know about the benefits of probiotics by now. You can buy them over the counter and they are to help build a healthy gut bacteria. Since your gut is your second brain and directly linked with our emotional wellbeing it is important to create health in our digestive tract,

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Jun 12, '19

Metal to Water Transitions: Who Am I Now?

Stephen Cowan, MD, Director of Health & Education This is the sixth in a six-part series on the Five Phase Journey through Adolescence. During the great upheavals of change that is the journey of adolescence, you are given the opportunity to help your children discover their own secret powers of wisdom and compassion. As your

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Jun 5, '19

Empowering Your Children

Deepika, Tournesol Kids volunteer All parents want their child to grow up to be confident, amazing individuals. They want their children to be successful and happy. They want to teach their kids about resilience and persistence so that they can bravely face the world during the tough times and come out of those troubled waters

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May 29, '19

Earth to Gold Transitions: Why Am I Going Through All This?

Stephen Cowan, MD, Director of Health & Education This is the fifth in a six-part series on the Five Phase Journey through Adolescence. As children move further into the depths of adolescence, the changes in their bodies cause increasing concerns about personal appearance. Every pimple is a crisis of imperfection. Your child’s style of clothing

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