This month we will focus on the powerful word; “loyalty.”  Loyalty is a complex word. It means being faithful, steadfast and true to someone or something. When we are loyal, we stand up for and stand by our friends, family, school or cause. Of course, loyalty doesn’t mean we always agree or we refuse to…

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  This month we will focus on the powerful word, “vision.” We often talk about the goals we want to achieve in the beginning of the year. But achieving our goals becomes more believable and achievable when we can picture what they will look like once they’ve already been achieved. This is where visioning becomes…

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This month we will focus on the powerful word, “fairness.” Fairness is a tough concept to understand for many children. It’s easy to see why. Fairness does not necessarily mean equal or “the same” and yet studies tell us that young children believe that inequality is unfair (i.e. Science, May 2010). As adults, we know that fairness is reached when everyone gets what is needed,…

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  This month we will focus on the powerful word, “responsibility.”  Responsible people get things done. They are Reliable, Accountable, and Dependable (R.A.D.). We all want our children to be the kind of people who exercise responsible habits, initiate responsible behavior (even when nobody is looking) and demonstrate responsible choices. When we teach children to…

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The Powerful Word of the month for August is “charity.” Charity is giving to those in need without expecting anything in return. Some might choose to give to other people– such as to children, families or veterans. Some recipients may suffer from poverty, while others might suffer from a fatal disease, a debilitating disability, a…

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This month our Powerful Words program will focus on teaching “Positive Attitude.” An attitude is how our thoughts and feelings translate into actions. In other words, how we think and feel typically determines how we behave. When we have a good attitude, we think and feel more optimistically and tend to behave in more positive…

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This month we will focus onthe Powerful Word, “AngerManagement.” Anger Management is the third and final concept in our three month curriculum aimed at empathic goal-setting, problem-solving and relationship management. This Powerful Word relies heavily on our previous two powerful words; empathy and self control. We must be able to recognize and consider other people’s…

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