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Children Life Lessons

Moments That Matter

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 04.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerrie L Cooper

Fears were faced and quelled. In the end, quieted by her childhood blanket discretely hidden beneath the couch throw. My sweet ten-year-old Isabella, ...

10 Lessons From Our Irreplaceable Moms

Gina DeLapa | Posted 05.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina DeLapa

That's what mothers do. They stand by us, and give us strength to stand alone. They make us unafraid. They dry our tears and get us to laugh, even when we don't want to. But in our later years, tears still come, especially when we recall how much our mothers mean to us, and how much they always, always will.

Getting My Daughter to Dive Into the Deep End -- And Jumping in With Her

Raluca State | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Raluca State

When the time was right and we were both able to open up our minds and put our fears aside and see through our rolling and crying eyes more clearly... We found that we fit into that round hole perfectly.

I Never Knew Ramen Noodles Could Be Cool

Lauren Stevens | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

If there is one thing my son has taught me, it is to slow down and take in my surroundings, giving myself over to each experience, no matter how mundane or insignificant it may seem.

Lessons of Gratitude

David Kirsch | Posted 02.04.2014 | Parents
David Kirsch

In this time when so many of us often get caught up in the urgent and lose sight of the important, take time out today to stop and think of all of the reasons you have to be grateful.

Teaching Positive Life Lessons Through Sports

Kevin K. Wong | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Kevin K. Wong

Sports are faster than life. A three-month season is an epic journey of victories and losses, and ultimately of growth. Through practice and play there are more teaching opportunities per minute in a sporting arena than nearly any other venue.

What I Learned From Kids This Summer

Fernie Tiflis | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Fernie Tiflis

Kids are loud, messy, needy and sticky, but hey, I know some adults who are all these things too. Kids are also full of wonder, curiosity, joy, and they have infinite love to give. And for that, in a lot of ways, they've taught me to love life even more.

Learning From the Past; Teach Your Children Well

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

There are many lessons to be learned in moments from our pasts. Teach your children well and remember that food can be your tool.

What Kind Of Watermarks Am I Leaving Behind?

Mindy Trotta | Posted 05.27.2013 | Fifty
Mindy Trotta

My dog Dashiell and I pass the building's sign each day and it has inspired me to think about my own watermarks -- the things of myself that I've left behind and will leave behind. Not the concrete things like the furniture, books and paintings that are sitting in a storage vault in California, but the impressions I've left/etched on people I've encountered through the years.

Little Lessons Along the Way: Building Character

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Michelle Threlfall

I have been thinking about what creates shady or untoward people, and how we can teach children different ways of being. In my reflections, I started to think about where I learned about character, and realized that it was through little lessons along the way.

Life Lessons From Tee Ball

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

As we get older, we tend to think that something isn't an achievement unless it gives us recognition or money or otherwise makes us stand out from the crowd.

Your Turn: Childhood Lesson

Posted 12.27.2011 | Women

My mom grew up in a really rough neighborhood in Detroit, and sometimes my grandmother would send her to the store in this not so great neighborhood. ...

Mom's Life Lesson For The Day

Torrey Shannon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Torrey Shannon

Every day, I find wisdom through others or through my own actions. I try to remember to pass this wisdom along to my children, hoping they will carry this information with them as they navigate through a very complex world.

Teachers Come In All Sizes

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Kaas Boyle

I thank my son for teaching me to be present in the moment, to experience real joy wherever I find it, and to value fun. I have a feeling that that my son will continue teaching valuable lessons to me, and many others, throughout his life.