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07 Sep2020September 7, 2020
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What An Ancient Fable About The North Star Can Teach Us About Building A Strong Sense of Self

What An Ancient Fable About The North Star Can Teach Us About Building A Strong Sense of Self

Recently, our national conversation has refocused on the importance of cultural diversity and inclusion in fighting racial discrimination and stereotyping, particularly for the next generation.  Storytelling provides a wonderful way to bring conversations like these home. Reading stories with your children is a chance to introduce your child to new cultures and ideas, emotional challenges...

07 Sep2020September 7, 2020
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The Tale Of The Heartbroken Naupaka Flower And What We Can Learn About The Beauty Of Diversity

The Tale Of The Heartbroken Naupaka Flower And What We Can Learn About The Beauty Of Diversity

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”—Maya Angelou Amid the ongoing protests, violence, and political clashes all stemming from systemic racism, we need ways to teach children about cultural differences and to appreciate the beauty in cultural diversity.  Ancient mythology and...

07 Sep2020September 7, 2020
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What An Ancient Persian Fable Can Teach Our Kids–And Us–About Self Worth

What An Ancient Persian Fable Can Teach Our Kids–And Us–About Self Worth

According to Pew Charitable Trust, nearly every parent–regardless of income level or geographic location–worries about their child’s mental health and how they will fare amid rising rates of bullying and anxiety and depression. We also want to help our children experience joy and happiness while building a life–and career–that is satisfying and fulfilling. So, how can we...

07 Sep2020September 7, 2020
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What An Ancient Tale About Two Acrobats Can Teach Your Kids About Mindfulness

What An Ancient Tale About Two Acrobats Can Teach Your Kids About Mindfulness

Given the rising rates of stress, anxiety and depression for children and young people, it is no wonder that many parents are looking for ways to encourage mindfulness practices and self-awareness. But how can we make these abstract concepts come alive? One way, drawing on the multicultural storytelling techniques used in The Campfire Method, is...