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How to develop motivation in kids

How to develop motivation in kids In today’s educational environment, we are more aware than ever that student motivation and engagement is essential for lasting learning. I can’t tell you how many times as a school counselor, I had discussions with teachers, parents and kids about being motivated. However, I’m afraid we rarely discussed how…

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you belong

How to create a relationship that matters Ever felt lonely? Left out? Wondered if you would ever be truly appreciated and cared for? I recently spoke with someone who told me, he never feels lonely.  Although he lives alone and does not currently have a partner, he still does not recall ever feeling lonely in…

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How to Develop Leaders of Compassion

Developing future leaders of compassion In the current times, this question seems more relevant and critical than ever.  This isn’t something that needs to be addressed just in high school and middle school.  Instead, it is a mindset that must be nurtured from the early years of a child’s development.  Both schools and home environments…

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kids practicing generosity

Debunking Myths about Generosity Are you concerned about the materialism that dominates our society? Do you often feel that you are fighting a a losing battle in a culture that promotes the “gimmes”? Developing an attitude of generosity is something that can be started early in small ways and then developed into bigger projects as the…

Stuck in your job?

What to do in the meantime. Do you spend as much time complaining about your job as you do working on your job? Are you envious of co-workers who have left but feel like you will never be able to leave? Are there so many obstacles to leaving your job that you get overwhelmed and give up just thinking…

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Kids and Self-esteem

Kids and Self-esteem Back in the day when I was a kid, (which I admit was long, long ago), no one worried about kids developing self-esteem.  I’m not even sure the concept of self-esteem existed.  What did parents worry about?  Well, other normal stuff; kids behaving, kids being successful in school, kids getting along with…

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Does Personality Style Impact Goal Achievement?

How to work in your strengths and achieve your goals You might wonder what your personality style has to do with how you set and accomplish goals… easy answer: everything.  I’ve written in a previous post about personality style: Understanding Personality Style can Improve Your Business.  Each style approaches setting goals differently.  Here are some…

Choose one word to focus your year

What being open has meant in 2017 Every year I choose a word to define my year.  I’ve been doing this for a while so I’ve journeyed along side joy, adventure, possibilities and love.  This year my word has been open.  I wanted to create a mindset of being open to everything around me.  Here…

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How to Create a More Meaningful Holiday Season

Seven Ways to Make Your Holidays More Meaningful What are your best Christmas memories as a child? What are the holiday times that you’d love to go back to and live over and over? Bet it wasn’t the biggest, most amazing or expensive gift that you got, or a day spent at one of the theme parks decked…

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