Emotional Intelligence: Conflict Resolution for Kids

Executive Function

Most kids have inherently good negotiation skills. Pull out a chocolate bar and tell kids to divide it up for themselves, and you’ll find quick proof of that. When it comes to conflict resolution and self-regulation, however, many adults wonder whether children possess the emotional intelligence and executive functioning skills to navigate that territory. As […]

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread: 1 Great Recipe for the Whole Family!

gluten free zucchini bread

If you’ve read about my pumpkin spice muffins, you’ll know I’m all about gluten-free and healthy recipes that taste like their non-healthy versions. I won’t skimp on flavor just to get in some health points; I want to enjoy what I’m eating. So, I decided to expand my healthy muffin recipes and create gluten-free zucchini bread, […]

What Makes a Child Happy: Four Ways to Connect

How to Make a Child Feel Loved and Valued

“Today is my birthday,” Jenny* whispered in a class I help teach, clearly feeling proud. I asked if it would be alright if the class sang her the “happy birthday” song, and she nodded eagerly. So, wanting to help this child feel happy, loved, and valued everywhere she went that day, we gave her lots of […]