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Nellie's Leadership Summer Kids Camp: Building Self Esteem with a …

2013Jul 4FILED IN: Program Updates Nellie’s Leadership Summer Kids Camp: Building Self Esteem with a Team! by Nellie’s We are so excited to announce the launch of our Nellie’s Leadership Summer Kids Camp: Building Self Esteem with a Team!  This summer we will be working with 15 children ranging from ages 6-12 to help them develop self-confidence and self-esteem through a variety of activities. By providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for the children to express themselves, we hope to enhance social skills as well as leadership skills. Our camp will be led by facilitators Awo and Danielle.Throughout the summer we will be visiting various locations around Toronto including the Bata Show Museum, the Ontario Science Center, and the Toronto Islands, just to name a few. Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

I am currently flying over Montreal on my flight home. Marcus is sitting next to me watching some action packed movie, Kai is doing something similar, Ginger is passed out cold, and my parents are enjoying themselves in Business class and sending us drinks and snacks periodically. (Again, thanks a lot!!) It’s been a whirlwind of 4 months. Time hasn’t gone faster, or slower, at times Continue reading

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10 Ways to Instantly Build Self Confidence « – VitaMist

Self-confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits. Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. Perception is reality — the more self-confidence you have, the more likely it is you’ll succeed.Although many of the factors affecting self-confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self-confidence. By using these 10 strategies you can get the mental edge you need to reach your potential.Build Self Confidence1. Dress SharpAlthough clothes don’t make the man, they certainly affect the way he feels about himself. Continue reading

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Therapeutic Summer Camp | The elbowroom

One of the best things about the summer for any child is the opportunity to go to summer camp! A chance to play activities, try new things and build meaningful friendships. Having worked in the camp world for over a period of 5 years in Ireland, UK and Africa, I’ve seen the outstanding impact that a well-developed therapeutic camp programme has on the lives of children with specific needs.We have a parent information night about our therapeutic camps taking place on Wednesday May 22nd at 8.30pm in The elbowroom. I look forward to meeting you and sharing more of what we have planned here in the summer at The elbowroom Continue reading

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WWJS: The UNE Summer Golden Thread

This is something I’d be doing for the first time here. I normally try to avoid blogging about something I haven’t personally used because that’s just how I roll but when this beautiful face landed on my inbox, I knew I just had to make an exception. I was 75% impressed already (I’m obviously only saving the 25% for the actual experience) which is why I think it is more rude not to share!See what I mean? Continue reading

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It's How You Play the Game – Application Bling

As school winds down for the summer, baseball season is ending soon for my son who is a sophomore in high school. For me, the season can’t end soon enough, yet four months ago we were all excitedly anticipating baseball season.This feeling has nothing to do wins and losses, or the actual game itself. It has to do with the same disgust that ends up spoiling what should be a positive experience and it’s happened in some form every year since our kids were six years old.We keep hanging on to hope that they are learning important life lessons that will help them through challenging times the rest of their lives. Continue reading

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Summer Braces | Child and Family Psychology Blog

Summer Braces Dr. Renee knows that looking good is all part and parcel of building healthy self esteem and feeling good about yourself.  Summer is certainly a time for kids to relax and kick back, but many parents take full advantage of the summertime to schedule kids’ doctor appointments, dental appointments, and physicals.  By helping our kids make healthy choices, treating them with respect, and guiding them to be their best selves, parents are giving kids lifelong, sustainable skills which will both enhance their lives and increase self-esteem.  Dr. Faust is a good friend of Dr. Renee’s and has some excellent information about healthy kids and why considering braces in the summertime is a good option for families.Summer’s here Continue reading

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PSC: Story and giveaway by Kat Richardson

Our guest post today is by Kat Richardson! She’s an absolutely brilliant writer and I was overjoyed when she agreed to participate in Paranormal Summer Camp. GREYWALKER, her first dark urban fantasy, was one of the books that sucked me into the genre and I’ve been a huge fan ever since. Her books are all about Harper Blaine, a private investigator who can now through the Grey (a realm of ghosts, vampires, and more that exists between worlds) after a near-death experience Continue reading

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What Does IT Mean « cravesadventure

August 3, 2012What Does IT MeanBy cravesadventureSelf – AcceptanceI have been working on self-acceptance this year and it is certainly a work in progress.The 1st Steps; Baby StepsAccepting Yourself for Who You Are NOT Afraid to Look at Yourself for Who You Are STOP Burdening Yourself with Your Own Problems and/or Drama For me self-acceptance is tri-fold; 1) accepting myself, 2) embracing my talents and 3) changing for the better.Some lessons I have learned along the journey; a) get out of your own way, b) letting some things just go and c) do not add to the drama.One of These are NOT the Same & That is Okay (Photo by RSheridan)Leave the Attitude at HomeWe ALL have attitude and lets ALL confess to it – ha! You do not like someone up in your business, especially yourself. Why is there drama and unnecessary drama at that? I think we need to stop watching so many reality shows because those suckers breed, suck and drip with negative drama and drama overload Continue reading

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Set Your DVR Tonight!

Paulina Porizkova”Modeling doesn’t have anything to do with self-confidence.Working off of your looks makes youpretty much the opposite of self-confident.” Ed. Note: Sometimes I just don’t know how to thank Marsi for what she brings to this blog — in oh, so many ways, more than you know.Today she is making me extremely jealous. I won’t be able to see the television program she tells us about below.Thank you again, my darling Marsi for more of your “value-added.”Tonight (Monday, July 30, for those in the United States), HBO is premiering a documentary I think we’ll all be keen to see.”About Face: Supermodels Then and Now” is a rumination on physical beauty, aging, self-awareness, and confidence, as told by some of the most famous and fabulous fashion models of the late 20th century.In their own words: Marisa Berenson “When you get older, you build something else in your core which is beyond the physical because it has to.” Jerry Hall “I think it’s bad that we have as role models people who look scary to young children. They’re cutting up their faces. Continue reading

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