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Homework Attitude – Promoting Autonomy and Competence to Inspire Hard Work

When it comes to homework, attitude can make all of the difference. Children can bring worries or beliefs to their homework that we, as parents, may or may not be aware of. “The other kids all know this already but I just… Read More

Feedback that Leads to Change

Feedback is the breakfast of champions. – Ken Blanchard I walked out of my front door, hot tea in hand and a light jacket, on the first sunny, balmy 55 degree day signaling the beginning of Spring. I took a breath of… Read More

Understanding Anger and Teaching Young Children How to Deal with It

“That’s mine!” Sophie heard her daughter scream at her younger sibling from the next room. As Sophie turned her attention to the unfolding scene, she saw her upset child swipe a doll out of the hands of her sister and hit her… Read More

In “Kids Standard” – “Raising and Educating for Valuing Differences”

Kids Standard is a unique magazine in that kids are the primary authors. Educators and parents can learn much from children’s considered perspectives. Their mission is incredibly important. We empower children to become independent learners, critical thinkers and confident writers, by giving them… Read More

Parents as Servant Leaders

“It is high time the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service.” – Albert Einstein Most leaders acquire their power from the choice of their social group to elevate individuals to that level. However, parents, by the very… Read More

New Video on Parenting and Social and Emotional Learning

Check out this excellent new video on parenting and social and emotional learning produced through a collaboration between the Collaboration for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the Chicago Public Schools and funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Thanks for… Read More

On NBC Parent Toolkit – “Fostering Compassion in Kids” Twitter Chat

Don’t miss this important conversation tomorrow night! I’m looking forward to it! #Toolkittalk

On Encourage Play – “The Challenges and Opportunities of Parent-Teacher Communications”

I wrote a guest blog for the excellent site, Encourage Play by Janine Halloran. Check out my article and while you’re there, explore the many helpful resources for parents on the site! Here’s how the article begins: The Challenges and Opportunities of… Read More

Struggling to Keep Anxiety Out of Your Parenting? 5 Tips to Help

By Guest Writer, Child Therapist and Author of Anxiety Sucks! A Teen’s Survival Guide, Natasha Daniels I have a confession to make. I sliced my daughter’s grapes way past toddlerhood. I hovered over my fearless child, as she climbed the monkey bars…. Read More