How to: Build Resilience in Children

Resilience is essentially our capacity to rebound from stressful or challenging experiences and is one of the key Citywise traits. It is an important trait to build in young people, and it can be developed from a young age. Read on for three top-tips adapted from author Donna Jackson Nakazawa and psychologist Rick Hanson, on […]

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Meet the Mentor: Anna Spiesova

This week marks the final week of the wonderful Anna’s internship in Glasgow. Read our latest #meetthementor (or more like #meettheintern) interview to find out all about who she is, what she’s been doing and what she’d say to anybody thinking about getting involved with Citywise!   So Anna, Tell us a bit about yourself – where […]

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WOOP

This is the second of 2 articles on the topic of “promoting lasting change.” Click here for part 1. In this article, we continue to share some of what we did in our school-based projects with young people this December. This is particularly interesting to share with you in a time when we’re excited about […]

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Making Resolutions Stick

This is the first of 2 articles on the topic of “promoting lasting change.” Click here for part 2. As 2017 draws to an end, many of us look toward the New Year with expectation. It can be very easy to make New Year’s resolutions in the heat of this enthusiasm. But how can we […]

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How to: Nurture Generosity in Children

The Christmas season is a time of giving, and with this in mind, here are a few tips on how you can nurture generosity in your children this Christmas! Be generous, and talk about it Children closely watch and absorb what they see their parents do, so the best way of encouraging children to behave […]

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Why Mentoring?

This post highlights some of the reasons and research findings that back our mentoring approach. At Citywise, we work in partnership with schools and families to empower young people to take hold of their futures, grow in character and the skills needed to succeed in today’s world, and positively contribute to society. One of the […]

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The Importance of: Self-control

Our character curriculum is centred on building four key character traits discussed in relation to human flourishing and success since the times of Classical Greek Philosophy: resilience, self-control, good judgement and fairness. Why do we focus on these traits? This series, called “The importance of”, explores the importance of each of these four traits. Self-control includes being able to […]

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The Importance of: Fairness

Our character curriculum is centred on building four key character traits discussed in relation to human flourishing and success since the times of Classical Greek Philosophy: resilience, self-control, good judgement and fairness. Why do we focus on these traits? This series, called “The importance of”, explores the importance of each of these four traits. Growing in fairness includes […]

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The Importance of: Good Judgement

Our character curriculum is centred on building four key character traits discussed in relation to human flourishing and success since the times of Classical Greek Philosophy: resilience, self-control, good judgement and fairness. Why do we focus on these traits? This series, called “The importance of”, explores the importance of each of these four traits. Good […]

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The Importance of: Resilience

Our character curriculum is centred on building four key character traits discussed in relation to human flourishing and success since the times of Classical Greek Philosophy: resilience, self-control, good judgement and fairness. Why do we focus on these traits? This series, called “The importance of”, explores the importance of each of these four traits. Being […]

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Promoting resilience: The Growth Mindset

One of the things we look at in the first term of our school projects is the Growth Mindset. This is a really important tool that develops resilience, and we want all of our young people and volunteers to know about it. We’ve loved talking about it, and wanted to share it with you too… […]

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How to: create a culture of thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! At Citywise we believe that thankfulness is a core part of good character. Here are some tips, written by developmental psychologist Thomas Lickona, that we found really interesting on how you can nurture thankfulness in your children, and within your own life. Teach Your Kids What Gratitude Is and Why It Matters Explain to your […]

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