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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

Your Words Can Change Their World

Your Words Can Change Their World

No! Stop! Don’t! We run THOSE words into the ground as parents, don’t we? Bet you never imagined you’d be THAT parent! So much for our rosy-glow-everything-is-sweet-and-wonderful-parenting-fantasies!   We beat ourselves up at night just remembering how many times we said the words that we never thought we would utter! And then there are the actionsmore >>

Parents: Tips & Strategies

Janet’s Toolbox Tip: Compassionate Listening

…because you can never have enough tools in your toolbox. Not only is Compassionate Listening an essential tool for every parenting tool-box, it is an essential skill to build into every relationship. With thanks (and adapted) from Christina Perez of Little Sprigs. The Four Parts of Compassionate Listening 1. Listen intently to what the othermore >>

Educators: Tips & Strategies

Spelling Strategy

…because you can never have enough tools in your toolbox – and hopefully this one will ease some of the homework fights and tears… #1 Spelling Strategy Have you noticed how some people seem to be ‘natural’ spellers?  Maybe you are one. When creative spellers ask them how they do it, they may say it just looks right withoutmore >>

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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