Tag: Communication skills

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

On NBC’s Parent Toolkit – “The Most Important Relationship to Build This Year”

What is the most important relationship to build as the school year starts?   On NBC’s Parent Toolkit blog today, check out my article. Here’s how it begins… “Hi, Mrs. Miller!” I exclaimed as I bumped into my son’s beloved teacher from… Read More

Cultivating Compassion In Our Kids

How do we, as parents, help our kids experience and develop compassion? It’s a concern of mine as I look around me and notice my family’s eyes glued to screens and those activities encroaching on my child’s attention. And when he looks up,… Read More

Results from NBC Parent Toolkit’s New Parent Survey

This week, NBC Education Nation’s Parent Toolkit released the results from a “State of Parenting” survey they conducted in partnership with Pearson and Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI). Eight hundred and three American primary caregivers, parents and guardians of children ages… Read More

Say What?

When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen. – Stephen Covey Most parents, particularly with young children, may feel like they are listening all day… Read More

Parent-Teacher Conversations

          Productive collaborations between family and school, therefore, will demand that parents and teachers recognize the critical importance               of each other’s participation in the life of the child.  –          Sara Lawrence Lightfoot Teachers gain plenty of experience over time having difficult conversations… Read More

The Comeback Kid

There is nothing as sweet as a comeback, when you are down and out, about to lose, and out of time. – Anne Lamott Rewarding but challenging, comebacks can be difficult to come by when you are in a conflict situation. The… Read More

Waiting Games

I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom. –       Bob Hope Waiting can try the patience of the most even tempered adults. If you have to wait with children, it can be a… Read More