The Shady Pines Way

Leading with Kindness

Shady Pines Salutes Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Oh, this is so exciting I just have to tell you all about it. I’m Scoop the Cub Reporter from The Shady Pines Gazette and here’s some important news. A man known for kindness and decency is being honored with a big, Hollywood movie called, It's a Beautiful Day in the...

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A World of Kindness in Shady Pines

Wow! This is so great. I'm Scoop, the Cub Reporter with The Shady Pines Gazette News. Did you hear? Wednesday, November 13th is World Kindess Day. This is a really big deal y'all. It's gonna be my lead story. Here in Shady Pines Story Town we take pride in promoting...

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Kindness and Leadership

"What's the most important quality in a leader?" Hi I'm Harold Sanders. I'm the husband of Edna and the father of those two, rambunctuous 4-legged critters of ours, Boomerang, the Australian Shepherd dog and Halley's Comet, a silver streak of a cat. Adopting them...

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The Kindness-Health Connection

Have you heard? There's an actual connection between kindness and your health! I'm Zulah Talmadge, editor of The Shady Pines Gazette newspaper, and I just came across this incredible news. Natually, I had to share it with you. Until recently, most people thought about...

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Out Of The Mouths of Babes – Compassion

Ask any adult raising a young child and they'll tell you they want their youngster to understanding the importance of compassion. Shady Pines Story Town's very own, Edna Sanders, saw a story on TV recently that showed a very unique approach to teaching this very basic...

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Cheaters Never Prosper

Hi. It's me, Scoop the Cub Reporter, from The Shady Pines Gazette newspaper. Have you heard that another parent is going to jail because they cheated to get their kids into fancy colleges? Here's the latest: Devin Sloane, a Los Angles business executive, was sentenced...

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Gertie, the Legendary Souped-Up Blender

It's me, Edna Sanders. Welcome to Edna’s Kitchen. People show kindness in all sorts of ways. I want to tell you about the time my thoughtful husband, Harold, did something wonderful to demonstrate his love for me. As a result of his efforts, my kitchen blender has...

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Truth Telling — Only Under Oath

Everyday another bombshell explodes in the headlines. Here we go again. A political operative and former campaign manager to President Donald Trump, testified under oath at a Congressional hearing that that as far as he’s concerned, telling the truth is all about...

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Let’s Talk Honesty

Meet Mayor Beauregard. P. Fibbs.

As his name implies, Mayor Fibbs sometimes “fibs” a little and doesn’t tell the truth. Truth is important in any relationship. Find out how you can use our Shady Pines mayor as a role model to help your kids learn about honesty by entering your name and email in the form below.

Boomer and Halley Books

Each Boomer and Halley book has 4 life lessons embedded in the story line and highlighted on the page with a PAW mark. Using the perforated bookmark with prompting questions you can find out if your young reader (4-8 years old) understands concepts like: Sportsmanship, Honesty, Manners, Respecting Property, Tolerance, Kindness, and so on.