Parents

SBKC is a place to discover the joy of being with others. Children strengthen their friendship skills and improve the quality of their social interactions in a group that promotes kindness and builds self-esteem. Out of the box, fun activities center on teamwork, problem solving as well as social and self-awareness. In today’s competition obsessed culture, SBKC helps kids feel the value in playing with others over playing against others.
Friendship
Developing meaningful and positive peer relationships among our members is central to SBKC. Research has shown that early peer relationships set the stage for later social interactions and significantly affect happiness and self-esteem.
Cooperation
Working together to accomplish something produces better results than working alone which is why we emphasize teamwork with all our activities. Exchanging and communicating ideas allows kids to benefit from their friends’ strengths and talents.
Empathy
The ability to understand and share the feelings of others is a key predictor of later success. It not only helps children be understanding of others; it helps them understand the world around them. Empathy paves the way for kindness and compassion.
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First Year > Newborns
The 16 Most Surprising Things About Being a New Mom

Most first-time moms go into motherhood with expectations. What they'll be like as a mom, how they'll feel and even what baby will be like. But your idea of parenthood and the reality being a parent will likely be two very different things.  Baby cries won't bother you. Poop won't make you sick. The truth is in the first weeks you'll learn a lot about yourself and being a parent.  Take it from the moms in the WTE community; they got to talking about the things they learned about their babies, themselves and the ways your idea of motherhood and even yourself can change once baby arrives. ​
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Single fathers: neglected, growing, and important​

Most commonly, these sole-parent families are headed by single mothers. But single fathers represent a sizeable proportion: about 2·6 million families in the USA, 330 000 in Canada, and 300 000 families in the UK are headed by single fathers​
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Winging It As a Single Father: How Did I Get Here?​​​

In a world in which we mostly promote our successes and our happy selfies in our perfect lives with cool filters on social media, many of us, including myself, have faced some pretty tough challenges and yet, we somehow persevered in the face of adversity. With my situation, the family court awarded me full physical custody of my two sons in October 2011 and as a result, my boys have been in my primary care for the past 7 years with sadly, little to virtually no contact with their mother.​​​
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What to Know Before Adopting a Child​​

The process of adopting can be a long, complicated and emotional ride, with far more legal and financial roadblocks than many people assume. But, as most adoptive parents will tell you, it’s also a deeply fulfilling journey.  ​
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10 Easy Crafts for Kids with Motor Disabilities​​

Survival Strategies For Raising Teens​

Parents of teens will not be as effective in controlling their teens in their day-to-day life as they had been when their children were younger. Teens will resent parents’ direct attempts to control them – remember that teens are working so hard to be independent and separate.​
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Inclusion practices in arts and crafts benefit kids with motor disabilities AND their same-aged peers. Crafts for kids with motor disabilities can help them express themselves creatively, build confidence, and aid in strengthening fine and gross motor skills. Children who grow up interacting with individuals with disabilities and chronic illness come to view these differences as a normal part of life.

While art is beneficial for all children, choosing crafts for kids with motor disabilities may pose an extra challenge, but adapting to the needs of children with physical disabilities will make art accessible and fun, and promote self-esteem and confidence.
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