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Lessons From Kids

Everything We Needed To Know About Well-Being, We Learned By Age 9

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living

We may be fully-grown adults, taking on the world one corporate meeting and personal triumph at a time, but what if we were smarter as kids than we ga...

Learning From Our Children

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

How many of us have really thought about why we became parents, what our expectations were and how we're meeting those expectations? Most of us have gotten to a point in our children's lives when we ask ourselves, "How did this happen? What am I doing wrong?"

The Sandbox Manifesto

Angela Maiers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Angela Maiers

Live the manifesto as these kids in the sandbox do. Play is the work. We work better, we play stronger, and we dream bigger when we know we this.The success of our students, communities, and organizations is waiting at the edge of the sandbox.

Bernadette Noll: This Is Supposed to Be Fun

Bernadette Noll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

My crankiness and rushing wasn't going to change anything at all about what I had to do or what I had been through. All it was doing was making this task miserable.

How to Solve the Puzzle of Life in 6 Easy Steps (As Taught by My 4-Year-Old)

Sharon Zuckerwar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Sharon Zuckerwar

To the Mommas, all of those pieces, just laying around in a pile, might look just like a huge mess. We wonder if we can really do this all by ourselves. Put this all together in a way that makes sense.

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.

What's the Surprise Today?

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Liz Joynt Sandberg

My best parenting happens when I'm engaging with what's already happening rather than trying to make something happen.

5 Ways Acting Like A Kid Can Improve Your Health

Danielle Hark | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle Hark

Whether you suffer from depression or are just having a case of the winter blues, there are things you can do right now to help brighten your day. It's easier than you might think. Just pay attention to those little lessons you teach your kids!

Let That Inner Child Come Out to Play

Barbara Berezowski | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Berezowski

I am convinced that we all have a choice: to be positive and work through it, or not. Allowing your inner child to always shine through is a powerfully-wonderful positivity factor. Don't be afraid to be a grown up kid at times -- let your guard down and just be.

12 Tips for a Happier Home, Adapted From Nursery School

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

It's such a cliche to say that "I learned everything I need to know in kindergarten," but I find that sometimes the most basic ideas are quite effective.

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.