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Karen Szillat

Karen Szillat
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Inspiring parents, teachers, and children

Parents and teachers of young children

Resolve behavior problems,

Find practical solutions to everyday problems,

Reduce frustrations related to raising and educating young children,

Improve problem-solving and communication skills in children,

Inspire children to advocate to themselves, others, and our planet.

Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

Early childhood teachers or programs interested in participating in the pilot program for “The 5 Building Blocks to a Peaceful World: A Peacemaking and Problem Solving Program for Young Children” during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years.

Funding sources for the pilot program

Empowering the Children

I have over twenty years experience in Early Childhood Education as a teacher, consultant, and administrator. Working with hundreds of children in Illinois, Wisconsin, Germany, California, and Washington, I discovered that certain values were very important to me. Values about how people treat each other, their belongings, our world. Values about how we view and treat our own bodies and minds. Essentially, I wanted to teach young children to be considerate, kind, compassionate, peaceful, respectful, focused, busy, and happy explorers—to become children aware of their emotions and able to express them appropriately in addition to listening to another person’s point of view, and to become children who are interested in solving problems and not frightened of trying. I believe if the children in my care developed these qualities, they would naturally be capable of learning and reaching their developmental potentials, of achieving the educational standards that they are measured against in school. By balancing the children’s current interests with the various important lessons related to values that today’s children in particular need, I believe they will grow up safely and confidently into the responsible citizens of tomorrow.

After attending a Peace Leadership Training by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, I was inspired to begin working as a peace advocate as well. In August 2012, I launched my blog “Nurtured Children Grow. Growing Our Future. One Child at a Time” (http://nurturedchildrengrow. com). Shortly after, I wrote Empowering the Children: 12 Universal Values Your Child Must Learn To Succeed in Life. My book is available from my website and I currently offer coaching services and training to parents and teachers who are interested in empowering the children in their lives.

I am currently in the process of creating an nonviolence curriculum in partnership with Azim Khamisa, Founder of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation and President and CEO of the Children’s Safety Network. “The 5 Building Blocks to a Peaceful World: A Peacemaking and Problem Solving Program for Young Children” adapts TKF’s 6 Key Messages to meet the needs of our youngest learners.  It is a peace generating and violence prevention program that is solution-oriented. It will be in the pilot program phase over the next two years.

To find out more about my services, purchase my book, read my current blogs, or contact me for any reason, check out

Nurtured Kids Grow

Nonstop learners
Understanding and capable leaders
Rulers with peaceful ways.
Tactful and honest speakers with
Unequaled compassion
Responding to earth’s cries for help.
Empathetic friends who debate for and defend the powerless.
Kind and brave contributors
Inspired innovators.
Devoted and capable
Solvers of humanity’s problems.
Generous nonviolent people
Respectfully rooted to the earth.
Our open-minded pathfinders
Waging world peace.

- Karen Szillat

My Gift To You
I am happy to offer you a free copy of my book, “Empowering the Children: 12 Universal Values Your Child Must Learn to Succeed in Life (e-book version)”.

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