A Grateful State of Mind

If you worry and you can’t sleep, just count your blessings instead of sheep and you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings. –          Count your Blessings, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, 1942 It’s true. People who think about what they are grateful for do… Read More

Boo! Common Fears and How to Help Children Deal with Them

Halloween is a perfect time to think about what scares us. It’s only human to have fears but there are healthy ways to approach them to ensure that they don’t paralyze you or your child. Certainly the way a parent handles a… Read More

Is this School about Heart and Head?

An atmosphere that provides support for one’s social and emotional learning and competence versus one that does not can make a huge difference in a child’s life. The difference is equal to the difference in the outcome of throwing seeds on cement… Read More

Cooling the Fire

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.                           – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Ahhh, family life! Being in a family means that… Read More

The Story of Self

    Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever. – Indian Proverb Understanding who they are is one of the greatest tasks of… Read More