8 Great Smarts

8 Great Smarts

“You think I’m smart? Really? You mean I shouldn’t let kids call me stupid? Which of the 8 smarts do I have a lot of?”
5 Core Needs

5 Core Needs

“I can see how my unhealthy identity is causing relationship issues and doubts about my future. I want to learn more.”
No Perfect Kids

No Perfect Kids

“I do want to raise the kids we were given and not the kids we wish we had. Thank you for your help!”
Tech Savvy Kids

Tech Savvy Kids

“I had no idea my kids’ negative beliefs and behaviors were caused by the technology they use. This is so eye-opening!”

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  • 24
    Jul

    Identity: A Child Needs To Know Who They Are…

    Last week I wrote the first blog in a series related to intentional parenting. Having a focus, something to aim for will help us be intentional and more successful. Because it’s been a theme of our work at Celebrate Kids forever, let’s focus on children’s

    19
    Jul

    Do You “Highly Value” The Way God made Your Children Smart?

    Don’t let this be your story. Recently it was my privilege to teach older teenagers and young adults about the 8 Great Smarts. As with other groups, I could tell they were encouraged to discover that they are smarter than they thought they were and

  • 16
    Jul

    Do You Know What You’re Aiming For?

    Archery may be easy if you’re trained. Just having a bull’s-eye in front of you doesn’t guarantee you’ll hit it. When I was a college student, I “learned” archery as one of the units in a PE class I was required to take as an

    12
    Jul

    Create Opportunities For Children To Deepen Connections And Belonging

    Do you collect things that are meaningful to you? I do, including pine cones that I suppose others might think are a rather strange thing to collect. But, each one on my living room shelf is important to me. I wrote about them here. When

  • 9
    Jul

    Baking Self-Respect by Tina Hollenbeck

    At Celebrate Kids, we believe self-respect is a very important character quality to develop in ourselves and our children. It can be the one that motivates us to engage all the others. Tina Hollenbeck, a staff writer who consistently contributes excellent work to our email

    4
    Jul

    Love For Our Imperfect Nation, All Year Round

    “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad

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