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Happy Children are Successful Learners

Thoughts & Reflections

We’ve had countless conversations with families about the transformations they’ve observed in their children, and each one is unforgettable, special. When families tell us what they’ve noticed about their child, they don’t begin with, “She finally understands math!” or “He’s reading full sentences!” Most often, what amazes families so much they pull us aside or […]

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Words of Encouragement

Podcasts

We were recently asked, what’s the difference between “Good Job” and “Congratulations?” We were so struck by this fantastic, big question, we also recorded a podcast. Scroll to the bottom of this post, or subscribe on iTunes. The difference is huge. One is a phrase we use all the time, and one kind of makes […]

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Doing Nothing

Thoughts & Reflections

“What did you do today?” “Nothing.” Or, perhaps, if we’re lucky, “Ate snack.” This is never accurate. A child is ALWAYS doing SOMETHING. The challenge comes in expressing that Something. A child cannot say they learned new vocabulary. Once a child knows something, it is as though they have always known it. A child does […]

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Snacktime

Thoughts & Reflections

“What did you do today?!” We’re all eager to hear what happened during a child’s day. This is your absolutely most favorite person, how did they spend their time away from you?! What amazing things happened at school?? It’s not uncommon for one answer to be, “Ate snack.” That’s it?? How about reading? How about […]

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Gifts

Podcasts

Gifts are an expression of love. We give gifts and are giddy with anticipation as the receiver is opening it. We are given gifts and feel deeply known and deeply loved. Babies and Children, especially, are given gifts. Not just for holidays and birthdays, but also when families visit, or because it’s Thursday. Gifts can […]

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