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Empowerment Begins With Inspiration

As we listen and watch the news, we rarely hear about everyday heroes and heroines of yesterday and today. Our children need to know that ordinary people (and animals) can do extraordinary things. Try some of these books with your children instead of turning on the news! Let us know if there is change in […]

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Winter Wonderland

By Cindy Woodruff It’s true that people have been saying it for years, “winter is for the birds!”   Winter is for all of us, really, as it reminds us to slow down, bundle up and enjoy the quietness of a fresh snowfall. Take these short days and long evenings to share some peace-focused books with […]

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The Art of Being Thankful

November brings… A time to be thankful A full harvest for many who are close to the land A fresh snap in the air Bright colored leaves falling to the ground Snow! Thanksgiving comes in the midst of the fall season, when we can easily see the bounty of blessings in the beauty around us […]

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A Peaceful Start to School

By Faith Ward The beginning of a new school year can be an exciting time, but it can also be an anxious time for children returning to school or beginning the school year in a new environment. Scholastic.com published tips for starting the new year off the right way! Below are a few of the […]

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Physical Education, Athletics, Sports…and Peace

By Guest Blogger Andrew J. Robinson Peace education is often taught through language arts, social studies, and character education classes. Guidance counselors, social workers and librarians share resources and offer classes to help young people learn friendship, kindness and conflict resolution skills. But through athletics and physical fitness programs children also learn successful team building […]

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