Failing to Succeed

Failing to Succeed

Failure is a part of life. Not just when you’re young, but throughout life. Continue reading

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Bad Advice

Bad Advice

Want My Advice?…Don’t Take Advice. What another parent may share about the inner workings of their own child has no bearing on your child. It takes time and attention to get it right. Continue reading

The Break is Over!

The Break is Over!

I originally posted this article in August of 2014. Many readers told me they found it helpful as they looked ahead to the new school year. So, in the back-to-school spirit,  here are some tips to get the new school year off to a strong start… I hope you have enjoyed your break from the … Continue reading

If It Looks Like a Duck…

If It Looks Like a Duck…

Many high-achieving students are like ducks. They appear calm and serene above the surface while paddling frantically below, desperate to stay afloat. This can take a huge toll on students. Continue reading

Helicopter, Free-Range, or Something in Between?

Helicopter, Free-Range, or Something in Between?

The debate rages on…Should parents micromanage their children’s lives to ensure their health, success, and well being? Or is it better to take a more hands-off approach and let children learn life lessons through their own experiences?  What is the right balance of parental involvement? Just as every child is different, every parent is different. There is … Continue reading

Rhyme and Reason

Rhyme and Reason

Parents often read to their children. They read picture books and short stories with beautiful illustrations. But there is a world of poetry beyond Dr. Seuss to which we can also introduce our children.  Unfortunately, it is often overlooked. Poetry offers a wonderful opportunity for our children to learn some of the foundational skills that … Continue reading

Read Across America!

Read Across America!

Happy Read Across America Day! Today is the 18th annual nationwide celebration of of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. As if you needed an excuse, today is a great day to read your favorite Dr. Seuss book to your children…or have them read their favorites to you!