Drawing togetherThe following links offer additional information and ideas for our volunteers and parents.

The Power of Conversation

Benefits of Family Dinner Conversations 

10 Steps to the Perfect Conversation

“When Teenagers Bristle at ‘How Was School?’” – column in NY Times

How to have great dinner conversations with your kids

The Power of Love and Nurture

Developing a Love for Learning

Kids who become readers become lifelong learners.

A growth mindset, as opposed to a fixed mindset, develops a love for learning.

Resources from the author or Mindset are available here:

There are scientifically proven ways to help your kids become a better learner that might surprise you.

If you don’t have time to read the book, the following 3-minute video is a helpful overview:

Six ways to Encourage your Children to Love Reading – Click Here to read the Article. 

One article in particular states that games that help a child’s reasoning ability and processing speed can boost a child’s IQ more than a year of schooling. Faster and quicker thinking helps build more confident learners.

Maintaining Physical Health and Nutrition

 Eating is a metacognitive event – what you think as you eat makes a difference.

“Better at dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.” Proverbs 17:1

Getting enough sleep is key to physical health.

Recognizing the Importance of Spiritual Growth

The No. 1 Reason Teens Keep the Faith as Young Adults.

Being involved in a church is good for your health (both physical and spiritual)

Building a Strong Sense of Family

Grace Based Parenting Video “What is Grace Based Parenting All About?”available here (4 minutes).
Discovering Ways to Discipline Your Kids
8 Positive Discipline Techniques Every Parent Should Know
Dealing with Bullying

Resources for Single Moms

Teaching Your Kids about Money  – Great system for teaching kids as young as 3 about money.

Thank you to Becky Jones for the time and research she put into creating this  Resource page. We also recommend the following books:

907241: Defuse: A Mom"s Survival Guide for More Love, Less Anger Defuse: A Mom’s Survival Guide for More Love, Less Anger
1105234: The Power of a Positive Mom, Revised and UpdatedQlSeGLHPDv4C The Power of a Positive Mom, Revised and Updated

By Karol Ladd

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