26 06, 2020

Cultivate Self-Awareness to Guide Thought, Emotion, and Behavior

2021-04-16T20:04:12-04:00June 26th, 2020|0 Comments

For me, cultivating self-awareness is like opening the windows and letting some fresh air in. It means allowing myself to be curious, rather than judgmental, about what I don’t yet know or understand about myself. And as Nichole Parks, LFC’s Associate Director of Programs, so wisely said: cultivating self-awareness is hard work. That’s why people [...]

17 06, 2020

Nurturing Relationships: Me in a Group

2021-04-16T20:04:31-04:00June 17th, 2020|0 Comments

When I was in my twenties, I was teaching third grade at a school in New York City. I had many close friendships among the faculty and got along with just about everyone. Early one year, the Director organized a whole-school professional development retreat at a beautiful location just outside the city. We were seated [...]

9 06, 2020

Think Impact to Make Informed Decisions

2021-04-16T20:04:52-04:00June 9th, 2020|0 Comments

When I think back to my freshman year in college, I recall a professor returning my very first paper with a comment on the front page. It said: THIS READS LIKE THE YELLOW PAGES. His comment was humiliating and painful. It certainly didn’t offer me tools to improve the paper. Instead, the impact of his [...]

5 06, 2020

Why do we need Optimistic Leaders for Children?

2021-04-16T20:05:09-04:00June 5th, 2020|0 Comments

We know that young children thrive in an environment of trusting relationships with the adults who care for and educate them. All aspects of children’s development — intellectual, social, emotional, physical, behavioral, and moral — are shaped by the relationships they have with the adults in their lives [1]. Now, imagine this environment of nurturing [...]

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