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The number one comment I hear from readers of my adult books on mental strength is, “I wish I would have learned these things sooner.” So I decided to write a mental strength book for kids.

And while my adult books focus on what not to do, the kids’ book focuses on what to do. If kids learn these skills now, they won’t grow up to develop the unhealthy habits that rob adults of mental strength.

So here are the 13 things strong kids do and the exercises that can teach them to think big, feel good, and act brave.

1. They stop feeling sorry for themselves

It’s healthy for kids to feel sad. But what’s not healthy is allowing that sadness to turn into self-pity. When kids feel sorry for themselves, they insist their problems are too big to address and they become helpless and hopeless.

Exercise: Work with your child to create a list of activities they enjoy doing when they feel happy, like playing games or singing. Those are their “mood boosters.” When they start to feel sorry for themselves, encourage them to pick an activity from their mood boosters list to help them feel better.

2. They empower themselves

Whether kids are experiencing friendship drama or they’re struggling with homework they don’t understand, it’s essential for them to take responsibility for their choices.

Exercise: When your child blames other people for making them angry or ruining their day, point out how to change their language. Empower them to take responsibility by saying, “I’m angry,” rather than, “You make me mad.”

3. They adapt to change

From moving onto a new grade to trying a different sport, change is tough. Kids need confidence that they can adapt to those changes.

Exercise: Help your child label their feelings. Simply putting a name to an emotion – like sadness or anxiety – can take a lot of the sting out of them.

4. They focus on things they have control over

Kids can easily get caught up in worrying about things they have no control over – like who their teacher will be next year or whether their team will win the championship game. But worrying about things they can’t control drains them of the mental strength they need to be their best.

Exercise: When your child worries about something beyond their control, help them change the channel in their brain. Putting together a puzzle, coloring a picture, or playing a game can distract their brains and help them get refocused on things they can control.

5. They know when to say no

While you might think your kids say no to too often already – like when given opportunities to earn money or spend time with the family – it’s important for them to be able to say no to unhealthy things that come their way.

Exercise: Teach your child how to set boundaries by saying no to things they don’t want in their lives. Whether they decline a favor for a friend or they say no to someone who asks them to cheat, teach them to show self-respect by delivering a direct no.

6. They take calculated risks

While a child might be quick to take a physical risk (like a bike stunt), they might be slow to take a social risk (like making a new friend). It’s important for them to learn to assess risk and face healthy fears.

Exercise: Teach kids that their brain’s anxiety alarm is likely a bit faulty – everyone’s is. So while their brains and their bodies might react to giving a speech as if it’s a life or death situation, assure them that it’s OK to face healthy fears – even when their anxiety alarm bells are ringing.

7. They create their future

Kids won’t ever reach their greatest potential if they’re completely passive about their lives or overly critical of themselves. It’s important for them to get interested – and excited – about the type of future they can create for themselves.

Exercise: When your child says something like, “I’ll never be good at math,” ask them what they’d say to a friend who said that about themselves. They’d likely offer some kind words. Teach them to talk to themselves the same way they’d talk to a good friend.

8. They own their mistakes

It’s tempting for kids to hide their mistakes. After all, they don’t want to get in trouble. But they can’t learn from their mistakes unless they own up to them.

Exercise: When your kids make a mistake, help them set themselves up for success next time. If they forget to bring their homework to school, encourage them to start packing their bag the night before. Or, if they forget to do their chores, create a chart to remind them what to do.

9. They celebrate other people’s success

Feeling jealous and resentful of kids who get better grades or score more points in the games will only hold your child back in life. On the other hand, learning how to celebrate other people’s success will serve them well.

Exercise: Teach your child to “act like the person they want to become.” That doesn’t mean acting fake; instead, it’s about encouraging your child to act the way they want to feel. Acting confident leads to feelings of confidence.

10. They fail and try again

Kids who fear failure avoid new things or give up as soon as they experience a setback. They need to know that although failing feels bad, it can also be an important stepping stone to success.

Exercise: Talk about famous failures. When kids learn that successful scientists, inventors, and artists failed many times before succeeding, they see how to learn from failure.

11. They balance social time with alone time

It’s important for kids to feel comfortable socializing with others as well as to be able to do activities independently. Healthy independence helps kids feel more comfortable in their own skin.

Exercise: Encourage your child to do something fun all by themselves. With practice and support, they can learn that alone time doesn’t have to be boring and lonely.

12. They are thankful for what they have

Entitled kids grow up to be narcissistic adults. Grateful kids, however, grow up to become appreciative, happy adults.

Exercise: When your child receives a gift, talk about what it’s like for them to know that someone spent time picking that give out for them. Your conversation can help your child experience gratitude about the people who care about them – not just the material possessions they receive.

13. They persist

When faced with obstacles, kids are often quick to abandon their goals. Persistence, however, is the key to true success.

Exercise: Have your child write an encouraging, kind letter to themselves. Their letter might remind them why they should keep going when they’re struggling. When they’re tempted to quit, encourage them to read that letter to themselves. Hearing their own words cheer them can give them the strength they need to push through tough times.



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NEW YORK, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ –The digital education content market is expected to grow by USD 42.93 billion, progressing at a CAGR of almo…



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Digital Education Content Market by End-user and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2021-2025

The digital education content market is expected to grow by USD 42.93 billion, progressing at a CAGR of almost 12% during the forecast period.

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The rapid penetration of internet-enabled devices is one of the major factors propelling the market growth. However, factors such as increased availability of open educational resources will hamper the market growth.

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Digital Education Content Market: End-user Landscape

The involvement of digital education technology in K-12 education is primarily in the form of digital textbooks. Owing to the high cost and limited accessibility associated with traditional printed textbooks, educational institutions are increasingly focusing on the development of digital content libraries and online resources. Therefore, the growth of the market segment is expected to be significant during the forecast period.

Digital Education Content Market: Geographic Landscape

47% of the market’s growth will originate from North America during the forecast period. The US and Canada are the key markets for digital education content in North America. Market growth in this region will be slower than the growth of the market in APAC, South America, and MEA. The rising adoption of internet-enabled devices in education is one of the prime factors that will facilitate the digital education content market growth in North America over the forecast period.

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Prime Minister of Dominica Provides Update on International Airport and Importance of Citizenship by Investment Funds to Public Sector

LONDON, June 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — During a government programme, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of the Commonwealth of Dominica provided view…



LONDON, June 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — During a government programme, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of the Commonwealth of Dominica provided viewers with an update on the anticipated international airport. The government has now officially signed an agreement with Montreal Management Company to construct the airport funded entirely by the country’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme.

Project manager Collin McIntyre joined the Prime Minister to discuss the importance of using CBI funds instead of taking out loans that would burden taxpayers and generate additional debt. Prime Minister Skerrit also reviewed how the funds are used, detailing the government’s transparency. This includes a budget for the airport’s construction with the government appropriating CBI allocations to meet the budgeted amount.

Prime Minister Skerrit also noted how vital the programme was to the public sector as a whole: “We thank God for the CBI and the many opportunities the programme has brought to our country. […] The CBI funds are used for public sector investment projects [like] roads, bridges, schools, housing, health centres, hospitals and paying down on our most expensive debts. We really have not been using the CBI funds for recurrent expenditure except after Hurricane Maria.”

As of late, funds from the programme have contributed to constructing a state-of-the-art hospital, an expansive housing project, and 12 health centres on the island. The programme’s transparency has been corroborated by independent bodies, including Pricewaterhouse Coopers, which did an audit of the programme and its expenditure analysis in a 2019 report.

With nearly three decades of experience within the investment migration realm, Dominica’s CBI Programme is consistently ranked as the world’s best by the annual CBI Index. The programme enables wealthy individuals and additional dependants to become citizens of the country by investing in a government fund or purchasing pre-approved real estate. Applicants are then subjected to rigorous due diligence checks to ensure only those of upstanding character become citizens. Only once passing these checks do applicants receive a receipt of citizenship and apply for their second passport. Citizens and expats from or residing in the Middle East, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, have flocked to Dominica for decades under its economic citizenship programme due to its affordability, longevity and its family structure that enables applicants to add a wide list of dependants to an application.

Being a Dominican citizen comes with a wealth of opportunities like increased global mobility to over 140 countries and territories, alternative business prospects in a stable democracy and significantly, the ability to pass citizenship down for generations to come.

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Global Automated Material Handling Equipment Market to Reach $59.5 Billion by 2026

SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research compa…



SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released its report titled “Automated Material Handling Equipment – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics”. The report presents fresh perspectives on opportunities and challenges in a significantly transformed post COVID-19 marketplace.

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Coverage: All major geographies and key segments
Segments: Product Type (Robots, Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS), Conveyors & Sortation Systems, Cranes, Other Product Types); System Type (Unit Load Material Handling Systems, Bulk Load Material Handling Systems); Function (Storage, Transportation, Distribution, Packaging, Assembly, Waste Handling); End-Use (Automotive, Metals & Heavy Machinery, Food & Beverage, Chemicals, Semiconductor & Electronics, Healthcare, Aviation, eCommerce, Other End-Uses)
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Global Automated Material Handling Equipment Market to Reach $59.5 Billion by 2026
Automated material handling focuses on eliminating manual labor for material handling operations such as moving, sorting, organizing and retrieving of materials. Automated material handling offers an accurate, efficient and cost-effective approach for faster and easy movement of materials/goods throughout the facility.

Adapting manufacturing for COVID-19 crisis will require automation and Industry 4.0, which in turn will substantially increase the growth potential for manufacturing automation market. Technologies such as automated assembly lines, real-time plant monitoring equipment, and manufacturing data collection system, will gain traction among industrial enterprises seeking to manage their facilities with fewer staff.

Automated material handling equipment such as robotic systems find extended use in the aerospace industry. The use of automated baggage handling systems is gaining prominence in airports, due to the growing need for security and the subsequent adoption of stringent guidelines for ensuring the same. Material handling in the automobile industry mostly comprises automated handling systems such as robots that are used for spot welding and related tasks. Food & beverage industry players are increasingly using automated systems for a range of manufacturing, packaging and distribution operations.

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Automated Material Handling Equipment estimated at US$39.3 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$59.5 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 7.2% over the analysis period. Robots, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 9% CAGR and reach US$30 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS) segment is readjusted to a revised 6.4% CAGR for the next 7-year period. Robots are becoming viable options for tasks where there is considerable risk to humans. Material handling robots can be used to feed, transfer or disengage tools and parts, from one location or one machine to another. The ability of robots to work around-the-clock without fatigue has extended the use of robotics in packaging applications. An ASRS is the combination of several equipment and equipment controls which not just store and handle but also retrieve materials with a defined level of automation. ASRS can greatly save on labor costs and also accommodate specialized storage needs of warehouses. Modern ASRS are also suitable for temperature-controlled product storage and retrieval.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $7.7 Billion in 2021, While China is Forecast to Reach $14.2 Billion by 2026
The Automated Material Handling Equipment market in the U.S. is estimated at US$7.7 Billion in the year 2021. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$14.2 Billion by the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 8.3% over the analysis period. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 5.9% and 6.7% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 6.5% CAGR.

Conveyors & Sortation Systems Segment to Reach $8.3 Billion by 2026
Automated conveyor systems are useful for repeated transportation of raw materials or finished goods or components in distribution centers or production facilities. Sortation systems, on the other hand, are utilized for merging, identifying, inducting, separating and conveying products to particular destinations. The use of conveyor and sortation systems facilitates in greater efficiency in manufacturing, wholesale, retail and distribution functions. These systems aid in saving labor costs, since large volumes of products or material can be rapidly sorted. In the global Conveyors & Sortation Systems segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 5.4% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$4.7 Billion in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$6.8 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$1.3 Billion by the year 2026. More

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