The Shady Pines Way

Leading with Kindness

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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Kindness Has a Canine Connection!

 Hi. Scoop, the cub reporter from the Shady Pines Gazette. Have I got news for you! I just found out that there is an art project you have to see to believe. I'll give you a hint. This is one doggone good assignment for me.  I'm heading over to our local author, Mary...

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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.