Category Archives: Hardiness Skills and Growth Mindset

5 Tips to Shift from Boredom to Self-Reliance

By Sushi Frausto, LMFT Boredom is a natural, common, and unavoidable feeling.  Throughout life, we will all be faced with moments of complete and utter boredom. Children may experience boredom as both an emotional and physical sensation that can feel overwhelming.  They often turn to screens, devices, or other distractions to alleviate this feeling.  These distractions do

Lessons from a Tomato Plant To Take Back to School

Many summers ago we made an unsuccessful stab at growing tomatoes in containers on our kitchen deck alongside the flourishing basil and mint. This year, I decided to try again with a different strategy. The seedlings’ label told me the plants would grow to 18 inches. Surprisingly, the exuberant stalks grew to well over 3

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