Book Specials and Book Packages

Birthday Book Special Through September 30th!! September is my birthday month So my gift to you is… Three of my best selling books PLUS… Wyatt’s Book of Coloring Fun! All for $57.00 Wyatt Learns about Cooperation   Wyatt Learns about Being Organized.   Wyatt Learns about Mindset Plus Wyatt’s Little Book of Coloring Fun $57.00 (includes…

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The Secret Sauce for a Happy Child

Positive and Negative Feedback Do you wonder what the key is to having happy children? Maybe you even wonder about the key to finding happiness in your own life? Turns out we don’t find happiness… it’s not even related to our circumstances.  Surprised? The Research on the Happiness Advantage In Shawn Achor’s  book, The Happiness Advantage, he…

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How to raise responsible, self-reliant children

Helping Kids Develop a Can Do Attitude I often hear teachers and parents alike lament that the students today have little intrinsic motivation and initiative. Certainly as a school counselor, I  often presented lessons on being responsible. When asked what it means to be responsible, children usually have a good idea. They would identify tasks like…

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4 Steps to Better Communication

Using Communication to Change Misbehavior In my last post, I wrote about connection, the first of the three steps taught in the Parent Encouragement Program by author, Kathryn Reynolds Lewis. The second step outlined in her  book, The Good News about Bad Behavior is communication. It is important to note that communication follows connection. How often…

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Connection

Why Your Energy Matters In her book, The Good News about Bad Behavior, the author, Kathryn Lewis, identifies three steps that are taught in the Parent Encouragement Program. The first step is connection. Research has consistently shown that babies and children need connection.  Connection can mean physical touch.  It can mean creating emotional rapport through…

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What every child wants…

Misbehavior and belonging In last week’s post, I discussed studies that indicate that children today are harder to teach and more difficult to discipline than in previous years.  Diagnosis of ADHD, anxiety and depression are skyrocketing.  What is a parent or educator to do?  How can we cope? Before identifying some approaches to the problem,…

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Are Kids Less Disciplined than Ever?

What the research shows… If you have any connection to the educational system as I do, it’s not unusual to hear teachers complain that children today are much harder to teach than in years past. In fact, the job of the teacher has become so difficult that the average length of time that new teachers…

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