Effort Tag

My husband coaches our son’s hockey team. His coaching philosophy is one I admire and wholeheartedly believe in. Here's what he shared with the parents early in the season: “We've been praising the full effort of the kids and are less concerned with who scores… not that we don't acknowledge...

Recently I witnessed an adult reprimanding a child for bad behaviour. The child’s body language was hunched over, closed and defensive - not ideal for getting a message across. As parents and educators we want to teach valuable lessons that develop character and appropriate behaviour and...

Q: Right now I'm really struggling with self esteem. I try to tell myself it doesn't matter what others think or what others say, but I still get self conscious. I want to stand out and speak my mind, but as soon as I make...

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