Book Review-The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child

Book Review: The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child Authors: Daniel J. Siegel  and‎ Tina Payne Bryson Book Description: When facing challenges, unpleasant tasks, and contentious issues such as homework, screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what … Read More


A Game to Show Goal Setting

Hi everyone! I’m Mandy Bush and I am the online business manager for Cardinal Rule Press (Maria’s publishing company). I am a mother of 2 (son and daughter) and I will be blogging this month on Be the Difference and will be recapping some valuable tips from Maria’s new show, Empowering Kids With Character – The … Read More


Quick Guide to Creative Parenting

You see all the crafty chicks on Pinterest and I hear your complaints, I am just not creative. No excuse mamas! Our children need opportunities to explore and create and I’ve got a Quick Guide to turning that frown around and allowing creativity into your home in three easy steps. #1 Stock up with creative … Read More


Book Review: End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy: The Proven 6Rs of Bullying Prevention That Create Inclusive, Safe, and Caring Schools

Book Review: End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy: The Proven 6Rs of Bullying Prevention That Create Inclusive, Safe, and Caring Schools Author Michele Borba Ed.D. Book Description: Based on a practical, six-part framework for reducing peer cruelty and increasing positive behavior support, End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy utilizes the strongest pieces of best practices and current research for ways … Read More


Word of the Year

Hi everyone! I’m Mandy Bush and I am the online business manager for Cardinal Rule Press. I am a mother of 2 (son and daughter) and I will be blogging this month on Be the Difference and will be recapping some valuable tips from Maria’s new show! On January 11, Maria brought us a craft (see … Read More


Book Review-Digger the Hero Dog

Book Review: Digger the Hero Dog Author Kilee Brookbank  Illustrator Lucia Benito Book Description: Digger the Hero Dog is a true story of the bond between humans and their pets with a happy ending and an important fire-safety message. Just as Digger did, kids will learn that even the littlest among them can make a huge difference in the life of a friend. … Read More


A New Year and a New Show!

Hi everyone! I’m Mandy Bush and I am the online business manager for Cardinal Rule Press (Maria’s publishing company). I am a mother of 2 (son and daughter) and I will be blogging this month on Be the Difference and will be recapping some valuable tips from Maria’s new show! On the Maria Dismondy Facebook page, … Read More