A Safe Place To Struggle

By Sara Zacuto "Social relations are rewarding, but rarely easy. Young kids are making their first forays into friendship and just beginning to figure this out. Instead of forcing friendships, adults need to guide all kids in gaining better social skills." ~Heather Shumaker

Book Review: The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

by Sara Zacuto "Empathy has no script. There is no right or wrong way to do it. It's simply listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting and communicating that incredibly healing message of "you're not alone." ~Brené Brown

I’m A Wrestler, Not A Fighter

By Dawn Velez "Facing risk helps children assess the world around them and their place in it. Over time, they see their abilities grow, and they become ever more confident about stretching their boundaries and taking appropriate chances. They also learn about their limits and the consequences of going too far beyond their limits." ~Joan Almon

Dear Sara…

"When we teach our children to "be nice" instead of self-aware – which means, self-directed, self-governed, self-boundaried – we teach them that it is more important to be in a relationship, than it is to be true to oneself." ~Shefali Tsabary