Expanding the Circle: Teaching Children the Values and Actions of Inclusion

If it is his privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter-dependent. ― Mahatma Gandhi All children have to deal with and understand the paradox of separateness and connection, of individuality and belonging. In utero, babies have no… Read More

Chinese Translation – “The Power of Parenting with Social and Emotional Learning”

It is a great honor that Xiangyan Liu (Yannie Liu) 刘湘燕 and Wenchao Li (Winnie Li) 李文超 of Angel Education, a nonprofit in Silicon Valley, Califorinia with a mission focused on social and emotional learning, sustainable development and happiness education, translated The Power of… Read More

Parent Teacher Conferences

Making the Most of Your Time Together …no school can work well for children if parents and teachers do not act in partnership on behalf of the children’s best interests. Parents have every right to understand what is happening to their children… Read More

Monkey Mind at Bedtime, Reflecting on Children’s Thinking

“I just can’t go to sleep!” E said summoning me well after our nightly bedtime ritual had taken place. When I guided him back to bed, he layed down and flopped his feet up in the air with his body in a… Read More

This Week – Join me! Education: Next Generation – Free Online Conference

Please join me for the Education: Next Generation Online Conference! This is a FREE global online event from Nov. 3-7, 2016, bringing together the voices of over 25 experts and thought leaders in parenting and education. The conference is hosted by Jason… Read More

Fear — And the Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Parent

A Ghost Story for Parents’ Eyes Only! It’s Halloween time, the moment for the spookiest of stories. This mystery is not gory. Indeed it is the most fearsome kind of story because, in it, there are subtle, slow burning embers that have… Read More

Global Online Event for Educators and Parents

I’m excited to invite you to the Education: Next Generation Online Conference coming up from Nov. 3-7, 2016! The conference is FREE to attend for everyone! Education: Next Generation is a global movement and community of people who embrace a holistic approach… Read More

Bullying Prevention Awareness Month: What Parents Can Do

In honor of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month… Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. – Elie Weisel “You’re a horrible person,” was what I heard and deeply felt though I cannot recall the exact… Read More

Element of a Confident Parent – Looking for the Good

Though the sunshine sparkles through the yellow leaves during these beautiful Fall days, there is less light in the morning and evening. And we’ve been doing this school thing for a few months now. We’ve poured it on and now we are… Read More

50 Constructive Alternatives to Detention or Punishment

Ideas for Parents and Educators “Are you okay, E?” I overheard a concerned classmate ask my son as he walked out of the school building yesterday at pick up time. “I’m okay.” he assured the friend. In my head, I was saying… Read More