A Blog By Maria Dismondy

Self-Esteem Boosters!

Self-Esteem Boosters!

Maria will be going live every week, answering your questions, and today’s big question was how do you help your child with self-esteem? You can watch the 5 tips that Maria shared in the video here. Tip #1 – Treasure and Talent. Help your child discover what they are really good at and thoroughly enjoy […]

Helping Children Manage Emotions

Helping Children Manage Emotions

Maria will be going live every other week, answering your questions, and today’s big question was how do you help your children manage big emotions? You can watch the video here. The first thing is that you CAN NOT teach them when they are in the moment!!!  You need to teach them when they are […]

Books on Gratitude!

Books on Gratitude!

Hi everyone! It’s Mandy (mother of 2 – a 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl). I am blogging on Be the Difference, recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With Character – The Show!

My 2019 Word of the Year-Focus

My 2019 Word of the Year-Focus

As you may know from reading my blog, each year I choose a specific WORD to focus on in all areas of my life. You can read more about this movement that inspired my own practice from Ali Edwards here. You can also hear about my one little word journeys from the past...

Gratitude Book and Practice with Kids

Gratitude Book and Practice with Kids

Hi everyone! It’s Mandy (mother of 2 – a 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl). I am blogging on Be the Difference, recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With Character – The Show! On November 15th, Maria shared a book (and application) that will help your...

Gratitude Game!

Gratitude Game!

Hi everyone! It’s Mandy (mother of 2 – a 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl). I am blogging on Be the Difference, recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With Character – The Show! On November 8th, Maria shared a fun game that will help your children learn...

Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

Hi everyone! It’s Mandy (mother of 2 – a 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl). I am blogging on Be the Difference, recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With Character – The Show! November is here and the theme is Gratitude! On the 1st, Maria gave us a...

A Book That Teaches Patience

A Book That Teaches Patience

Hi everyone! It’s Mandy (mother of 2 – a 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl). I am blogging on Be the Difference, recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With Character – The Show! October’s theme is Patience and on the 18th, Maria shared a book that will...

A Game That Teaches Patience

A Game That Teaches Patience

It’s hard to imagine a more valuable (and desired!) character trait in young children than patience! In this video of Empowering Kids With Character - The Show!, author, mother, former teacher, and speaker Maria Dismondy shares a fun game to teach this important life...

Lesson on Patience!

Lesson on Patience!

Hi everyone! It’s Mandy (mother of 2 – a 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl). I am blogging on Be the Difference, recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With Character – The Show! October’s theme is Patience and on the 4th, Maria shared a great way to...

Teach Your Child Essential Life Skills

Teach Your Child Essential Life Skills

ENCOURAGE PATIENCE in our children, classrooms and families. ASK FOR FORGIVENESS INSTILL KINDNESS WHEN WE SEE CRUELTY & DEVASTATION ON THE NEWS. CULTIVATE COURAGE Courage to speak up Courage to be yourself Courage to love others as they are Courage to stand up for...

Talking About Fairness with Picture Books

Talking About Fairness with Picture Books

Hi everyone! It’s Mandy (mother of 2 – a 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl). I am blogging on Be the Difference, recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With Character – The Show! September’s theme is FAIRNESS and on the 26th, Maria talked about using...

Band-Aids and Fairness

Band-Aids and Fairness

Hi everyone! It’s Mandy (mother of 2 – a 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl). I am blogging on Be the Difference, recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With Character – The Show! September’s theme is FAIRNESS and on the 20th, Maria and her 4-year-old son...

On Parenting

On Parenting

Looking for a quick guide to creative parenting? Freezer meals, road trips and the holidays-we have hacks for you! Kids and chores, limits and entitlement. Organizing all the stuff and raising kids with positive character We have answers! CHILDREN'S AUTHOR MARIA...

Fairness Swap!

Fairness Swap!

Hi everyone! It’s Mandy (mother of 2 – an almost 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl). I am blogging on Be the Difference, recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With Character – The Show! September’s theme is FAIRNESS and on the 13th, Maria shared an...

Fair vs. Equal

Fair vs. Equal

Hi everyone! It’s Mandy (mother of 2 – an almost 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl). I am blogging on Be the Difference, recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With Character – The Show! On September 6th, Maria shared the new monthly theme which is...