A ROCK, A TREE, OR A STAR How does one cope, whether a student or a parent, with the disappointment of not being chosen for an ‘ideal’ try-out placement? How does one trust that the instructor made a fair and unbiased choice? The success for an individual in these particular situations is in learning how to deal with disappointment, self-esteem issues, the resulting emotions and the opportunity within the disappointment! School concert times are upon us again, and casting decisions become the hot focus of discussion both in and outside of school. Reactions by students…
The New Year offers parents renewed opportunities to initiate improvements in their family routines. This series of helpful strategies discusses Gratitude and Reflection, as well as how to empower children to become active participants in developing effective solutions.
Christmas Vacation provides some wonderful opportunities to re-establish and model your family values, including love, friendship, family and community. Spending quality family time together with this selection of ‘play’ activities as a guideline, can fill your holidays with laughter, fun and wonderful memories.
Children can develop the concept of respect more easily when they witness their parents or teachers demonstrating respectful behaviours towards others. The following suggestions are helpful in developing improved awareness and tolerance in children for the unique gifts, talents and choices of other individuals.
Thoughtfully chosen Summer Camp experiences can cultivate a child’s latent talents and create high interest in skills or subject areas, which in turn could have a powerful influence in their future career choices down the road.