Twin sisters on Wooden pier

It’s not all about ME! Why Empathy Matters What do you envision as the foundation of your classroom culture? your family culture? Is it all about me and what I want? Making the best grades. Having the most friends. Winning, Scoring, Getting to the head of the line… I doubt that is what you envisioned,…

Read More
Twin sisters on Wooden pier

Understanding someone else’s feelings What is empathy? Empathy is the ability to understand and feel what others feel.  It is putting yourself in another’s shoes. When my youngest daughter was little she watched the movie, The Fox and The Hound and cried and cried at the end when Todd was attacked by the bear.  That’s…

Read More
Excited little asian boy

Three things we can teach kids about fear The child in my office was in tears.  Here was her story:  She was selected to give the pledge to the flag on the morning news station at school. This is a great honor and she was excited until the morning of the show, when  she suddenly…

Read More

Teach Kids Teamwork One of the key characteristics that employers look for today is the ability to work with a team. It is also a quality that will enhance family and classroom dynamics. Sometimes we think that it is something that a child is just born with, but in actuality we can teach skills that…

Read More

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…

Read More
girl-hugging-legs-

Kids and the comparison trap Is there a student in your life that is a people pleaser? Are they always looking for  approval and recognition? Do they worry too much about fitting in? Do they complain that they have no friends? Do they have trouble taking initiative, even in situations where they have experience and…

Read More