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“Can I Kiss You?”

A simple question. There are so many reasons that we don’t ask it. The news is FILLED with accusations of sexual assault – from inappropriate touch, to underage ‘dating’ by older men, to well…. you know if you’ve listened to the news…Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Louis CK, Roy Moore….and that’s just in the past week.more >>

Boys: Academics & Schooling

Summer Slide

Summer Slide

Is your son slipping on the summer slide? Keep him reading while he plays. The Summer Slide is a very real phenomenon according to the authors of a report from the National Summer Learning Association:  “A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year…. It’s common formore >>

Parents: Tips & Strategies

Positive Thoughts or Not?

Positive Thoughts or Not?

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt Our minds are always ON – especially if we are female. Our brains are just designed that way. Are you thinking positive thoughts? We have about 60,000 thoughts each day – that’s about one thought per second during every wakingmore >>

Educators: Tips & Strategies

What to Do About ‘Wired’ Boys

What to Do About ‘Wired’ Boys

I was recently introduced to the book, Wired to Move: Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in an Early Childhood Setting by Ruth Hanford Morhard. She does amazing work as Ruth Reid & Company, consulting with Starting Point in Cleveland, Ohio. Whether you are parenting or teaching young children or older children, I think you’llmore >>

Boys: Social & Emotional Life

Restoring the Heart

Near or far, we have ALL lived through Hurricane #Harvey. Just as we will all live through #Irma. It takes a physical and emotional toll on ALL of us. It stirs anxiety, fear, wonder, anticipation, and may even re-open past traumas. Neighbors help neighbors, community groups, and national organizations – all pitch-in to restore services,more >>


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