Bits of Brilliance

Emotional intelligence is defined as the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically (Dictionary definition)  When we think of children's abilities to learn their ABCs and 123s, they also need to learn to be aware of...

February is "I love to read" month.  There are so many opportunities to celebrate this month.  Whether it is a challenge on how many books you can read in your family to starting a "Family Literacy Night" where you focus on letter sounds, or sentence...

This morning, I sat down with WCCO (link below) to talk about hand washing.  As every parent knows--kids are going to get sick and its always the worst when your kids are sick.  I remember the first time my daughter threw up and she looked like...

Life is hard.  Parenting is hard.  Remember back when you only had to worry about yourself?  Now the worries can be endless; work, money, health issues, time management, late bedtimes, and marriage.  I recently have heard “I am so stressed,” or “this is a stressful...

Patience is a virtue, a skill and sometimes a thing children might not have sometimes. Whether you are on a road trip or both children come home and want to tell you about their day at the same time, or they just want something RIGHT...

We started a program this fall for our staff to share positive feedback about their coworkers as a team building activity.  Our Code of Excellence and Core Values are such a vital part of our program, especially with our Plymouth location being so large to...