What about the boys? This year we will once again be able to offer early morning boys clubs focused on raising awareness, developing empathy, and promoting positive relationships.
Boys have the opportunity to move through a series of lessons and discussions starting in the kindergarten level and continuing throughout their years at Heathcote. New students are welcome in any grade, regardless of whether or not they participated in the previous years.
Lessons in the early grades focus on discovering our own strengths, accepting and valuing differences in others, choosing positive friendships, treating friends appropriately, and many other topics. As the boys move into the upper grades discussions will expand to topics such as bully behavior and how to effectively handle competition. It is my hope that over the years the boys will master many of these skills and develop more positive friendships, higher self-esteem, and a greater feeling of empowerment.