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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 >>

Boys: Academics & Schooling

Boy Talk #1: He Isn’t Reading Yet

Boy Talk #1: He Isn’t Reading Yet

“He’s 5 and he isn’t reading yet…” a father worries. Strong reading and writing skills are essential to academic success and are key indicators for life-long economic success. It’s a fairly recent phenomenon that we’ve started worrying about whether our 5-year olds were reading. Sure, some boys and girls are reading voraciously by kindergarten, butmore >>

Parents: Tips & Strategies

Mother’s Day – Joy and Grief

Mother’s Day – Joy and Grief

Mother’s Day cards and reminders are everywhere at this time of year. My own grief wells up – my girls are far away, we won’t be celebrating together. The memories are sweet of Mother’s Days past, sure, but they seem so distant. When I first posted this my own mother was nearing the end ofmore >>

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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