12/10/2019…TANNER’S TUESDAY TIPS…Hi from Tanner. I think it’s a great idea to find out ways to serve others this holiday season. What are some ideas you have? You can serve meals at a homeless shelter, take food to neighbors who need it, or collect toys for needy kids. I know that I have some toys that I don’t play with anymore that are in good condition. I’d be happy to see another kid have fun with them. Not everyone is as fortunate as we are, so let’s be sure to thank the people who provide all that we have. Let me know what you did to help others.

12/17/2019…TANNER’S TUESDAY TIPS…Hi kids, Tanner here again wishing you a Happy Hanukkah to those of you who are celebrating this holiday. I like that my teacher asks each of us what holidays we celebrate, then how we celebrate. It’s fun to hear about the kinds of food others celebrate with, and what their customs involve. Everyone is usually excited about having family members come to visit during the holidays. Remember, even though someone’s holiday or religion are not the same as yours, they are okay and deserve to be respected. Cool Kind Kids embrace our diversity. 

12/24/2019…TANNER’S TUESDAY TIPS…It’s Tanner again with more tips on showing gratitude for the holiday gifts you will likely receive. The rule at my house is I have to thank the person for the gift, toy, or whatever, before I can play with it, wear it, or whatever. Even though I don’t like that rule, it does remind me to be grateful for what someone gave me. But what if what they gave me was something I already have, or don’t like. Then just smile and thank them for caring about you enough to get you a gift. [if you can exchange it later, that’s okay.] 

12/31/2019…TANNER’S TUESDAY TIPS….Yes, the dreaded thank-you note is still something that we sometimes have to do. Is a phone call, text, or email okay for thanking someone? Yes, but if the person lives far away, and you really want to make a good impression, a hand-written thank-you note is still the best. Think about it this way-if you like to get mail, the old-fashioned snail mail kind, then maybe the person you want to thank likes to get snail mail too. Besides, it’s good practice for a job interview later in your life. So go for it. How hard can it be to write a few words on a piece of paper? 

01/07/2020…TANNER’S TUESDAY TIPS…Tanner here again on the thanking issue. Yes, it you want someone to ever give you a gift again, you have to thank them for the one you already got from them. Grandparents are big on getting thanks for the checks and gifts they mail or ship to you. They really want to be sure that you got the gift, so take the time to put their minds at ease, and write the note or make the call. Even little kids can draw a picture and mom can write what they want to say on it. Easy Peasy.  And, you’ll look good and feel good about doing it.

01/14/2020…TANNER’S TUESDAY TIPS..Hello again from Tanner with more of Francie’s Fab Fun Friendship Facts: Friends are always truthful and trustworthy. You don’t want a friend who lies, or doesn’t do what they say they will. Friends stick up for each other, even if it means facing a bully. You can share your secrets and problems with a friend, and know that they will not post or tell the world. A good friend listens when you have a problem. I hope this is helping you gain more friends. More to come. 

01/21/2020…TANNER’S TUESDAY TIPS…Hello again from Tanner with more of Francie’s Fab Fun Friendship Facts: Friends are always truthful and trustworthy. You don’t want a friend who lies, or doesn’t do what they say they will. Friends stick up for each other, even if it means challenging a kid who bullies. You can share your secrets and problems with a friend, and know that they will not post or tell the world. A good friend listens when you have a problem. I hope this is helping you gain more friends. More to come.