Category Archives: Empowerment

How to Help Your Kids Set and Stick With New Year’s Goals

The year is coming to a close, and New Year’s resolutions are again at the forefront of our minds. Resolutions are great for teaching kids how to set and work towards goals. Even as adults we struggle to keep resolutions, so it’s especially important to help kids create meaningful and achievable goals throughout the year....
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What is Mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is an innate human ability to be fully present, completely aware of where we are, what we’re doing, and the space we’re moving through without being overly reactive or overwhelmed by our surroundings. So often our mind jumps from thought to thought, we lose touch with our body, and we become...
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IET Summer Olympic Mindfulness Challenge

It’s almost summer, and whether you are here or away, we’ve created the IET Summer Olympic Mindfulness Challenge to start or maintain some mindfulness. We are happy to have anyone participate. Go for the gold! 1. Set a goal for yourself. I, __________________________ (Name), pledge to participate in IET’s Summer Olympic Mindfulness Challenge, and my...
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How Do You Get Motivated?

What do you do when you have to get something done, but you just don’t want to do it? We asked our students, and here were their responses… “I say something positive to myself like, ‘I can do it.’ ” “If I don’t want to do it because it’s hard, I say, ‘It’s okay, I’m still...
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Motivation Type? By Julie Shullo

What gets your student motivated? Motivation to begin an activity or assignment that you’re not interested in can be difficult. Parents often feel that their student just doesn’t care about her grades or only seems to be motivated by earning money or a game. Motivation is unique to each person, and a strategy that works...
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