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Learning Standards. Download
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Free Social-Emotional Lessons from Lisa Combs

Lisa will be presenting FREE
mini lessons for teachers and parents to use in their electronic instruction, and for when kids return to their classrooms.
Check us out on YouTube!

Setting an intention is a great way to set
yourself and your kids up for a positive day! 

Feel free to download our intention cards at no charge, cut apart and then draw one at random each day!  Take a moment to close your eyes and take 10 steady, calm breaths as you focus on the positive intention.  Download here.



A framework for controlling thoughts that interfere with peace and happiness.

An illustrated anthem for unity, inclusion, and loving kindness.

A coloring journal or naming and taming my thoughts.

We can look at every change as an opportunity to learn and grow.

We are all completely different up close but the farther you get away from us, the more we look the same


Even if we can't do great things, we can do small things with great love.

We each have unique talents and interests that make us special.

Explores our relationship with the beautiful endangered animals that share our planet.

We all share this beautiful planet with all of it’s inhabitants.

Provides a message of unconditional love and acceptance.

This book is about living your life in a helpful and compassionate way —the foundation of our Best Friends Book Club Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

A tribute to teachers everywhere!

For all the special teachers in our lives!

Provides children an introduction to an emotional vocabulary and also provides helpful suggestions for managing uncomfortable emotions.

Provides a “call and response” verse for the most common segments of a typical day at school.

When we allow ourselves to need one another, we are one step closer to a peaceful, happy world.

Provides memorable phrases to use as a positive focus while breathing in and out for self-calming and emotional management

The concept of mindfulness meditation is to let go of the future and past in order to spend some precious time in the present moment.

It is easy to view setbacks or obstacles to being happy and successful, but they don't have
to be

Offers a flexible, yet structured approach to embedding mindfulness activities within the classroom or other structured group

The words we use when we talk to ourselves in positive, encouraging ways can change our thoughts and the way we live our lives.

Our bodies give us important clues to how we are feeling.
When we can notice how our bodies feel,it gives us the opportunity to recognize
and manage our emotions.

It is easy to say the words “I love you,” but our actions often speak much more loudly than our words.  

A peaceful, happy world is created by people who act out their love in simple but important ways. And we are never too young…or too old…to begin.


This book Is unique in that it helps parents prime children for what they will do in Kindergarten but it also gives practical suggestions for parents about how they can best support their little ones for this big transition!



Bright, colorful prints
(framed or unframed) 
and gift items from the books  


Tees, hoodies, and tanks for adults, babies and toddlers