Parent and Educator Videos

Short and impactful educational videos on character development for parents and teachers by award winning speaker, Maria Dismondy.
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In this video, you will learn about the following: - Find something that works for you – mine is an old-fashioned paper calendar! - Sit once a month to plan and write everything out. - Place your calendar in a prominent place where everyone in the family can see or add on. #Parenting #ParentingTips #ParentingHacks Parenting Techniques, Parenting Articles, Parenting Hacks, Teaching Character, Character Education, Character Development, Book Authors, Children’s Books, Parent Advocate
Parenting Hacks-Our Calendar System
In this video, you will learn about the following: - Find something that works for you – mine is an old-fashioned paper calendar! - Sit once a month to plan and write everything out. - Place your calendar in a prominent place where everyone in the family can see or add on. #Parenting #ParentingTips #ParentingHacks
Maria reminded us, as well, that in order for children to try and understand how someone else is feeling, they need to have a very good vocabulary when it comes to feelings. Being able to understand the names, recognizing and labeling the feelings. #Parenting #ParentingTips #ActiveListening Character Trait, Kid Character, Character Building, Gratitude Book, Practicing Self Love, Alexa App
Active Listening
Maria reminded us, as well, that in order for children to try and understand how someone else is feeling, they need to have a very good vocabulary when it comes to feelings. Being able to understand the names, recognizing and labeling the feelings. #Parenting #ParentingTips #ActiveListening
Maria talked about how we can teach empathetic listening. You can watch the full video here. As a parent, it should be our goal to be empathetic listeners to our children. This creates connection to our children and they are more apt to lean into us for advice! #Parenting #ParentingTips #Children Preschool Lessons, Literacy Lessons, Teaching Lessons, Preschool Learning
Four Steps on Empathetic Listening
Maria talked about how we can teach empathetic listening. You can watch the full video here. As a parent, it should be our goal to be empathetic listeners to our children. This creates connection to our children and they are more apt to lean into us for advice! #Parenting #ParentingTips #Children
Maria showed us how to teach our children friendship communication with just a cotton ball and sandpaper (she shared that she got this idea from Preschool Powol Packets). You can watch the full video here. #Parenting #ParentingTips #Crafts
Communication Skills
Maria showed us how to teach our children friendship communication with just a cotton ball and sandpaper (she shared that she got this idea from Preschool Powol Packets). You can watch the full video here. #Parenting #ParentingTips #Crafts
Maria and her 4-year-old son shared a great way to explain fairness. This was adapted from a post on Michelle Hunt’s blog Teach From the Heart. You can watch the video here. #Fairness #Parenting #ParentingTips
Band-Aids and Fairness
Maria and her 4-year-old son shared a great way to explain fairness. This was adapted from a post on Michelle Hunt’s blog Teach From the Heart. You can watch the video here. #Fairness #Parenting #ParentingTips
Patience is described as quiet and steady. When I think of children in general, I don’t think of quiet and steady! However, we know that patience is a virtue, a trait, that is valuable, even for young children. The question is, how do we teach young child the art of being patient? Here are a few easy ways… #Patience #Parenting #ParentingTips Teaching Young Children, Teaching Kids, Patient And Patience, Bringing Up Bebe
Teaching Children Patience
Patience is described as quiet and steady. When I think of children in general, I don’t think of quiet and steady! However, we know that patience is a virtue, a trait, that is valuable, even for young children. The question is, how do we teach young child the art of being patient? Here are a few easy ways… #Patience #Parenting #ParentingTips
What are the ABC’s of affirmation? These are affirmations which begin with each letter of the alphabet and is unique to every person/child. So, you could say “I am Able, I am Bold, I am Caring, I am Dedicated” and so on, through the entire alphabet. #Crafts #CraftIdeas #SelfCare
Practicing Self-Love
What are the ABC’s of affirmation? These are affirmations which begin with each letter of the alphabet and is unique to every person/child. So, you could say “I am Able, I am Bold, I am Caring, I am Dedicated” and so on, through the entire alphabet. #Crafts #CraftIdeas #SelfCare
Here are some fun ideas on what to do when you are in the car with your kids driving around town. #Family #FamilyFun #FamilyActivities Long Car Rides, Local Library, Some Games, Educational Videos, Family Activities, Fun Ideas, Some Fun, Vlogging, Driving
Vlog #5 Car Ride Ideas for Fun and Learning - Maria Dismondy
Here are some fun ideas on what to do when you are in the car with your kids driving around town. #Family #FamilyFun #FamilyActivities
Maria encouraged us to take 5 minutes a day, as a family, and practice gratitude as a family. How? By taking time at the dinner table to each state at least 1 thing you’re grateful for that day. #Gratitude #Parenting #ParentingTips
Practicing Gratitude
Maria encouraged us to take 5 minutes a day, as a family, and practice gratitude as a family. How? By taking time at the dinner table to each state at least 1 thing you’re grateful for that day. #Gratitude #Parenting #ParentingTips
This is a fun activity for children to do that will help them learn about “fairness” (and help recycle toys – hello!) #Fairness #Children #Parenting
Fairness Swap!
This is a fun activity for children to do that will help them learn about “fairness” (and help recycle toys – hello!) #Fairness #Children #Parenting
This is a simple, yet effective, game that can be played with young children and whenever you have free time or even at the dinner table! #Game #FamilyFun #Gratitude
Gratitude Game!
This is a simple, yet effective, game that can be played with young children and whenever you have free time or even at the dinner table! #Game #FamilyFun #Gratitude
Who doesn’t love games? I mean, I know there are some people that don’t, but I am like Maria – I LOVE games! I was so excited to hear she was going to be sharing some of her favorite games! Are you ready? Ok, here are two of the games she recommended in this week’s video! #Games #Parenting #FamilyFun Positive Character Traits, Music Down, I Love Games, Long Books, Monthly Themes, 100 Book
Games!!
Who doesn’t love games? I mean, I know there are some people that don’t, but I am like Maria – I LOVE games! I was so excited to hear she was going to be sharing some of her favorite games! Are you ready? Ok, here are two of the games she recommended in this week’s video! #Games #Parenting #FamilyFun
Today’s lesson was by 2 contributors, Jen Runde of Runde’s Room (who created the reader’s guide) and Courtney and Sarah of Hoots N Hollers (who created a character web template) and is about one of Maria’s books, The Potato Chip Champ. This book is all about discovering why kindness counts! #Education #LessonPlan #KidLit Character Web, Teacher Lessons, Teacher Lesson Plans, School Lessons, School Tips
Teacher Edition – Teacher Lesson Plan on Character Traits!
Today’s lesson was by 2 contributors, Jen Runde of Runde’s Room (who created the reader’s guide) and Courtney and Sarah of Hoots N Hollers (who created a character web template) and is about one of Maria’s books, The Potato Chip Champ. This book is all about discovering why kindness counts! #Education #LessonPlan #KidLit
There was a fun activity Maria shared (free and paid version was shared – see below) to help our children see that having more than one friend helps us have a well-rounded recipe of friendship! Some friends are really good at listening and some are really good at making us laugh. #Parenting #Teachers #CharacterTraits
The Rainbow of Friends! - Maria Dismondy
There was a fun activity Maria shared (free and paid version was shared – see below) to help our children see that having more than one friend helps us have a well-rounded recipe of friendship! Some friends are really good at listening and some are really good at making us laugh. #Parenting #Teachers #CharacterTraits
In this video, you will learn about the following: - how to have one-on-one quality time with your children - use back-to-school shopping as one alternative to do one-on-one time with your children - bedtime stories and book reading together is another opportunity #Parenting #ParentingTips #Family
Parenting Hacks-One-on-One Time With Our Children - Maria Dismondy
In this video, you will learn about the following: - how to have one-on-one quality time with your children - use back-to-school shopping as one alternative to do one-on-one time with your children - bedtime stories and book reading together is another opportunity #Parenting #ParentingTips #Family