Building Confident Kids Online Event — Coming Soon!

Next week, April 7-12, check out the free online conference hosted by full-time teacher and Mom Heather Davis. This 5-day online event includes interviews with experts focused on how we can authentically build confidence in kids in our everyday roles as parents or… Read More

Changing Behavior Patterns

How do you make the changes you desire? A parent at a workshop expressed, “my son talks back and it gets me so mad. I know I’m probably contributing to his acting out but it sets me off every time.” “It feels… Read More

The Birth Stories of Two Parents

Our lives are forever changed by the birth of a baby. That event or more accurately, process also signifies the birth of a parent. For every new parent, it’s a completely unique experience. But commonly, that birth can also bring us to… Read More

Dialogue on The Key to Motivating Students, The Brain and Beyond

Did you miss our Twitter chat last week on motivation and learning? In fact, it was a national trending topic on Twitter that evening and quite a rich conversation. We dove into questions like: Where does our children’s motivation come from? How… Read More

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