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8 ways to build kids’ social-emotional intelligence

8 ways to build kids’ social-emotional intelligence

Common Sense Media surveys also show that the average eight to 17 year old is plugged into some kind of digital device at least 7 and a half hours a day. And you don’t learn social-emotional skills by facing screens.

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Poll: Does your community have a problem with respect and civility?

Poll: Does your community have a problem with respect and civility?

We’re happy to participate in the Show Some Respect campaign by urging  Iowans to be respectful and encourage others to do the same.  Learn more.   Take the Poll! Click here to add your...

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Teaching kids to apologize

Teaching kids to apologize

Have you noticed how apologizing has become almost a lost art these days? A great number of adults–not kids–seem to have forgotten how to say that glorious two-word simple phrase, “I’m sorry!”

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Every good decision starts with a stop

Every good decision starts with a stop

We must stop to sort out facts from rumors, to evaluate the evidence and devise alternatives so we can choose the most effective and ethical course of action.

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The Beginning of Positive Thinking

The Beginning of Positive Thinking

Clearly, extreme unreflective optimism can mask risks that need to be considered by prudent people, but I suspect more people suffer because of negativism than optimism.

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