Are you a boss or a leader?

Are you a boss or a leader? Lots of the clients that I work with supervise others.   Principals guide their schools. Teachers manage their students.  Managers direct workers.   Owners of businesses supervise their employees. Here’s an important question for anyone in any of these roles:  Are you a boss or a leader? A boss…

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teaching kids to handle rejection

Kids and Rejection You don’t make the team Your friend doesn’t invite you to to the party Your essay, performance, or art work doesn’t win first place Rejection is a part of life, for kids a well as for adults.  I bet we all know adults who never learned to handle rejection or obstacles well.…

Girl…Clean Your Office!

Girl…Clean Your Office! Seems like everyone I talk to lately remarks on how badly they need to clean their work space. It’s easy to let things get out of hand.  Files piled everywhere.  Books that need to be shelved or even potentially shared. Office supplies stashed everywhere.  Even personal items that need to be put…


Anxiety, 3 Things Not to Say or Do

Anxiety, 3 Things Not to Say or Do Before Covid-19, anxiety was on the rise, however, the pandemic has made for a significant increase. Currently, one in four children suffer from anxiety disorder. Of course, fear and worry have always been a normal part of childhood. It is a rare child that doesn’t at some…

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Feeling Overwhelmed? I have a new baby, a business and a special needs 12 year old… I’m overwhelmed. My business is really taking off.  I have more work than I can do and I can’t find good help.  I’m so afraid I can’t do it all and will let people down! My biggest challenge is…


5 things leaders do differently

5 Things Great Leaders Do Differently Great leaders don’t just lead others well. They begin by leading themselves well and then go on to teach and inspire others to do the same. Whether you are a solopreneur or  a team leader, the success of your business depends on leading yourself well first. You are a…

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Helping kids cope with loss and grief

How to help kids cope with grief Loss and grief are always difficult emotions for everyone, adults and children alike.  As school counselors, we are in an especially challenging position since we are expected to be a resource to others while we can be equally affected and emotional about the situation. When faced with the…


Striving for Perfect? In January of 2017, I adopted a dog.  I hadn’t exactly planned to do it.  However, I hadn’t planned not to either. I offered to foster a dog during a snowy weekend when the local shelter was trying to get most of the dogs out into foster homes for a short time.…

Should you stop teaching rules?

Should you stop teaching rules? Are you a parent who feels like you are constantly correcting your child? Are you a teacher who feels like you are constantly correcting your students? Do you feel that you are redirecting and repeating behavior rules all the time? Guess what? You probably are.  In fact, research shows that…

What People Say About The Wyatt Books

kind words from educators, parents, and kids!

"Going to kindergarten is a milestone for everyone and the beginning of the year is usually filled with excitement and angst.  Wyatt the Wonder Dog addresses the typical concerns that most children have in a sweet and relatable way.  Kindergarten really is fun!"

— Laura Uszenski
Kindergarten Teacher

"Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Teamwork is another great example of helping kids improve their social skills.  It teaches kids the power of working together and how much better we are when we work as a community"

—Melissa Toren Hrin, Professional School Counselor
Beverly Cleary School, Portland, OR

"[Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Mindset] This book is funny!  It's dogs doing things that only people do!  I learned to try new things."

— Samuel Traub
Age 6

Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Giving is a delightful book that teaches kids (and reminds adults, as well) that generosity is possible no matter how old, young, rich or poor we are.  This is a powerful message and an engaging story that every child will love. 

~Jen McDonough, author of Living Beyond Rich

Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Friendship teaches not only friendship and making connections, but also how to become successful at problem solving. Great for school counselors, teachers and families.  Bravo! 

Sharissa Shatten~ School Counselor

Feeling left out? Need help getting along with friends? Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Cooperation weaves important life skills into engaging story telling. Join Wyatt as he learns how to be the superhero in his group of friends by using cooperation and compromise.

~MaryFrances Gonzalez MACCCSLP

Have you ever had a friend that did some things that you disagreed with? Wyatt does and he doesn't know what to do about it. Join Wyatt as he learns that being honest with his friend is the best and only way to solve the problem. A great story!

~Lynn Hughes M.Ed. school counselor

If you've ever lost your lunch money or misplaced your favorite toy, you can relate to Wyatt the Wonder Dog.  This adorable story offers simple, helpful ideas that kids and parents can use to make life less stressful and more fun!

~Erin K. Casey, author