Diversifying Your Parent-Child Reading…

Widening Your Family’s Circle of Concern through Children’s Literature When we consider our child’s daily interactions with various cultures, differing belief systems, or other income levels, they may not get the kind of exposure we desire. We want to raise socially aware… Read More

What is the Key to Motivating Children?

Have you ever wondered what is motivating your child when you just can’t get them to do something? Or maybe you know what they are motivated by but can’t figure out how to translate that knowledge into inspiring them to work hard,… Read More

The Key to Motivating Students: The Brain and Beyond… Upcoming Event

Do you ever struggle with your children’s motivation during homework time? Do you wonder how you can motivate your child to contribute to your household or turn around poor choices into positive ones? Mark your calendar! Let’s talk about “The Key to… Read More

When a Parent Gets Sick…

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. – Tori Amos When a parent gets sick, life goes on. Kids have to get up and get ready for school. Lunches must… Read More

Parenting Lessons from Aikido: Managing Power Struggles with Skill

“Thank you for what I am about to learn,” or “Arigato gozaimasu” (ah-ree-gah-toe go-zah-ee-mass) my son along with ten of his teammates respectfully utter with a bow and prayer hands as they begin a lesson in Aikido. As a Star Wars’ fan and… Read More

New Family Guide – Helping Parents Promote School Success

Guest Post by Lori Thomas, Academic Development Institute At the Academic Development Institute’s School Community Network, we believe all parents have dreams for their children and want the best for them. However, as parents ourselves, we also understand that everyday life can… Read More

The Importance of Hugs and Loving Touches…

Our Children And Teens Never Grow Too Old (or too cool!) to Need Connection With Us… We tend to recognize the fact that babies need lots of loving touches. We hold them against our skin. We carry them next to our heart…. Read More

Join Me Today: Mindful Kids Peace Summit

Today is Day Two of an incredible week-long line-up of speakers. Jennifer Miller of Confident Parents, Confident Kids will be talking with fourteen-year-old founder of Wuf Shanti, Adam Avin beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST today. The photo above appears like Jennifer is… Read More

Promoting Focused Attention; Teaching your Child the Essential Brain Break

“Uuuwwaaaahhhh” I heard from our dining room table and recognized immediately the telltale sign of my son getting frustrated with his homework. “He hasn’t been working that long,” was my first thought. My second was, “this is gonna be a long night.”… Read More

The Mindful Kids Peace Summit

On the anniversary of the Parkland school tragedy, tweens, teens, and the parents and educators who love them are speaking up and making a difference!  Join us for this free, online event – The Mindful Kids Peace Summit – February 11-15, bringing… Read More