When it comes to anger, there are ways of calming ourselves and managing anger safely and appropriately. There are many things that we can do, and each of us needs to find what works for us. You will hear some say “Take three deep breaths.” or “Count to ten backward.” or take a break and… Read More


Each month we will discuss one life skill with all of our students. This month’s skill is Anger Management. This life skill will be defined in the following ways for our students. Young students: I can calm myself down when I feel angry! Older students: Recognizing and responding to anger in a healthy, appropriate way.… Read More


Each month we will discuss one life skill with all of our students. This month’s skill is Impulse Control. This life skill will be defined in the following ways for our students. Young students: Impulse control means: I stop and think before I act! Older students: Taking the time to stop, think, and evaluate choices… Read More


Awakening the gift of character, empathy, in our children and ourselves is a three step process. First, we must learn to read a person, their facial expressions, gestures and body language. We are looking to see if we see the signs of joy, sadness, frightened, surprise, disgust, frustration, disappointment. Once we identify a possible emotion,… Read More