A Little Bit of the Leprechaun

Today during family time I asked the kids what holiday was coming up.  Admittedly, most of them are not aware.  I mean, St Patricks Day is not a holiday that one usually gets extremely excited about unless of course you go to preschool at Bright Beginnings.  This is one of our favorite times of year. […]

So much goes on in the dress up room.  That isn’t usually the area I spend the most time in but I love popping in and listening to their interactions.  Studies tell us that children sometimes ” work out life” in this play area.   Looks to me like Gabe was in purchase mode and […]

Where’s Your Bucket

After four days of being away from our preschool family we had a wide range of social experiences today . We had some that were on top of things. “ Ms Debbie One of my friends needs to go to the calm down center. Her face is red. She seems frustrated and her lips are […]

Christmas is Coming 2017

Christmas erasers to match, sort, stack , count and pattern become much more fun when they are stored in a tiny cute basket .   I put this together last night.  I got the metal tree form at Goodwill for 2.00.   I wasn’t sure what I would do with it.  As I walked through […]

Community and The Coughing Monster

Some of you may have heard yesterday we had an episode of rest time coughing. I am not just talking one person coughing I am talking a round robin of coughing.  One person coughed and then it went on and on and on.. like the song that never ends. Tis the season… some kids ( […]

The Power of Free Will

The main focus for Conscious Discipline’s Power of Free Will is to remember that the only person you can change is YOU. You can’t make a child be a morning kiddo and prance around the room singing ” I LOVE starting my day !”  ( But you can start your day each day slower and […]

The Power of Attention

What you focus on, you get more of. What you focus on, you get more of. What you FOCUS on, you get MORE of. Knowing what your expectations are and being able to verbalize them in a positive way is life changing. Do you feel like you spend all day saying … “STOP!”  ” Don’t […]

The Power of Choices

Do you think we can MAKE children behave ?   I am sure there are ways to get children to comply to being quiet or other things as adults we expect but is the way we are doing it at the expense of their spirit or their heart ? I invite you to visit us. […]

The Power of Love

The ”  Power of Love ”  or the ”  Power of Positive Intent ” is always looking  for the best in others. It is easy to see the best in children when they are doing what we want them to do.  Is it more difficult to see the best when they are having a hard […]

Why School Family Jobs Are Important

Another crucial part of the Conscious Discipline system is a structure of school family jobs.  We are getting in a pretty good routine now ( That was QUICK! This group is awesome !)  so I decided this is the week we would add our school family jobs. I have tried over the years to make […]