emotional well-being

Help Me Bring EQ To Children In Need with CJ

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Will you help me bring emotional intelligence to children in need this year? We have all been busy with the holidays and in the last few days reflecting on 2018 and the changes we want to make. I too have been reflecting and felt that I have much to offer children who suffer from abuse, […]

4 Things a Worried Child Should Never Hear

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When children are little, they worry, but may not understand why. There may be no logical evidence to support it, but it is real to them, nonetheless. It is real enough to provoke a real nervous system response. Worry is anxiety. It sometimes surfaces with a barrage of questions that seem to come out of […]

Kindergartner + Stress = A Personal Day?

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A nearby community has a wonderful, play-based preschool cooperative. Several of the teachers are my former students and I was invited to attend their monthly meetings whenever I could… joining in conversations with staff and families about child development, preschool, parenting… life. I’ve been to 4 of these sessions and so far, it’s been interesting […]

How Do You Say Good-Bye? Legacy of Love.

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“Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, commited citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead. Well, it’s official, I graduated. Preschoolers are now ready for Kindergarten in the fall. Last night I happened to see one of the littles with his family at a Mexican restaurant. […]

The 7 Voices of CJ EQ Pilot Program

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Last winter and Spring, I had the privilege of piloting my EQ program in a North Jersey preschool. The pilot is a great success and we have begun our 2nd year. Teachers love it, the children love being Creators of Joy (CJs). They could recite CJs 7 voices and how they made them feel, for […]

Can I Eat Witchu?

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Third graders flew from their classrooms in an effort to be first on the playground equipment during their fifteen minute morning recess. Such “frivolous” use of school time was frowned upon by the experts, but those experts obviously never read the research supporting the effects of exercise, play and fresh air on the learner’s brain. […]

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