Feb 14, 2012
Performing well in school is not an automatic guarantee that a student will breeze through standardized tests that measure skill and content.
Feb 07, 2012
"Just do your best” may be excellent advice in a loving home environment, but unfortunately this standard falls short in today’s judgmental world.
Jan 31, 2012
Speaking up takes courage. Each week I am amazed at the parents who have the courage to write to me about their questions and concerns for their children's education.
Jan 24, 2012
There's no debate that today's "at-risk" children need positive role models, but we must recognize that mentoring programs do have inherent dangers.
Jan 17, 2012
School is too often viewed as a child's responsibility in which parents are involved only if the child misbehaves or does not learn.
Jan 10, 2012
Today, our children are faced with numerous media sources and technologies, from smartphones and tablets with Internet connectivity, to Blu-Ray media, multiple gaming consoles, and or 3-D capability on High-definition 60 inch wi-fi ready televisions.
Jan 03, 2012
When parents scream, punish and/or bribe a child in order to change his behavior, and then witness little or no change, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that the child is not lis¬tening and is doing nothing to alleviate the problem.
Dec 27, 2011
Our lives our full of what I refer to as “chatter.” This chatter can be broken down into two distinct types: Internal and external.
Dec 20, 2011
During the holiday season, it’s so easy to get caught up in what we do - buying presents, chauffeuring the kids to special activities, or cooking a big family dinner - that we sometimes forget to reflect on who we are.
Dec 14, 2011
Children enter school full of curiosity, eager to experience, wanting to be seen and heard.