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Fostering a family culture of gratitude pays huge dividends, now and later. Studies have shown that gratitude, more than any other characteristic, has the greatest impact on life satisfaction. Gratitude has been linked with an enhanced sense of social protection and support. It’s also a great predictor of optimistic, positive kids as they hit their […]

November 29, 2018

How to Foster a Family Culture of Gratitude

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What’s a surefire way to guarantee your kids develop strong self-esteem and the skills needed to succeed in life? Engaged, conscious parenting. But it can feel difficult to remain connected when smartphones, social media, tablets, and televisions get introduced into the mix. That’s why unplugging as a family on a regular basis is crucial to […]

August 9, 2018

3 Tips for Unplugging as a Family

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What better way to teach our kids about the world and raise their awareness than by celebrating multicultural and ethnic festivals and holidays from around the world? We’re loving this 2016-2017 Diversity Calendar, a month-by-month, thorough collection of holidays around the world, put together by Becky Morales of Kid World Citizen. In addition to festivals and […]

September 16, 2016

A year of cultural diversity

The definition of family has evolved significantly over the years.    There is no right or wrong, there is no “normal” or “typical”.  Just family- your family! No matter how family is defined or what person(s) make up a family, each family is uniquely shaped by its very own culture. Culture is often thought of […]

September 9, 2016

How to Create a Family Mission Statement

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” Mother Teresa had a point. But it can be tough to feel all that love when we’re tired and overwhelmed and our children just won’t listen…. We require a little extra motivation. We need purpose and a consciously defined family culture. […]

September 1, 2016

3 reasons why a family culture is important (and why you should give it some serious thought).