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Bullying is An Attack on Self Worth

By Alicia T-Rust   Bullying Is Not New. “There’s so much complaining about bullying these days. Kids just need to toughen up.” I’ve heard that numerous times. It’s not easy, though.  Being the target of relentless bullying wears you down. Yes, as a child, I was bullied. I believe it began with a girl named […]

When Do Children Learn Social Responsibility?

Republished with permission from Bright Horizons® Family Resources blog “Growing Givers: Raising Socially Responsible Children” Children gradually develop their ability to show empathy, compassion, and social awareness. The most powerful way to encourage socially responsible children is to first ensure that our children are nurtured and well cared for themselves. The second most powerful thing […]

Mama, They’re not like us

By Paget Norton   We’re in the girls’ locker room at the YMCA.  I feel uncomfortable. My five-year old son is staring at the bottom of a ten-ish year old girl standing close to us.  At his height, his nose is pretty much ass-level to most older kids and adults, so he has developed a […]

Homework Contracts for ADHD Middle and High Schoolers

By Jenna Wattenbarger, certified coach for HomeworkCoach   As a homework coach for students with ADHD, I am a big fan of homework contracts. This is one of the first things I set up when I see a toxic power struggle between parents and kids. In this article, I’m going to explain to you how […]

Parenting From The Trenches | Episode 7 | Mindfulness with Joanna Curry-Sartori

“Parenting From The Trenches” (Episode 7) — Amy and Dr. K have an enlightening discussion about mindfulness with Joanna Curry-Sartori and take viewer’s parenting questions.

12 Habits of My Most Successful Students

Parents want what is best for their children, and when it comes to school, “best” usually includes good grades. But, as teachers, we hate to focus too much on grades (which should reflect a child’s learning rather than drive it), as doing so can undermine learning and cause anxiety. As an Advanced Placement teacher at […]

The Senior Year: Helping them Soar by Letting them Go

Congratulations parents of high school seniors! You are almost there – you are approaching the finish line of successfully launching your child into the real world.  Wow, that actually sounds scary, doesn’t it?  With your child’s senior year, and possibly an impending empty nest upon you, the excitement, jitters, anxiety, fear, and sadness have taken […]

The Ultimate Back-to-School Guide for the ADHD Student

By Jenna Wattenbarger, certified coach for HomeworkCoach   A few nights ago, my six-year-old asked to set the table. I left the kitchen to put on America’s Got Talent. When I came back, my daughter had loaded the table with Bavarian dessert plates, melamine Hello Kitty dishes, Japanese rice bowls, plastic champagne flutes, and a family […]