How to Make Friends

How to Make Friends

How to Make Friends   After more than a year of fluctuating learning locations teachers, counselors, and administrators welcome students into classrooms this fall!  Some students have never been in their buildings, others already experience some anxiety about...
How to Talk About Moral Differences

How to Talk About Moral Differences

How to Talk About Moral Differences How to Talk About Moral Differences By JoAnn Schauf We’re so much better at communicating compassion, empathy, and kindness. Those on the receiving end appreciate our genuine care and concern and its boost to the relationship. But...
Father’s Day Wishes

Father’s Day Wishes

Father’s Day Wishes Tomorrow isn’t Promised By JoAnn Schauf   I’ve been thinking about my dad since the marketing hype for Father’s Day began. He worked hard to support our family and could easily coax a smile or a laugh out of anyone. Running errands...
We’re so Close to Normal

We’re so Close to Normal

We’re so Close to Normal We’re so Close to Normal By JoAnn Schauf   This morning my favorite coffee shop owners took the chairs off the tables and welcomed us to come in, sit down, and have a beverage on them. I’m in my usual spot writing to you – just like...
The Best Alternative to Lecturing

The Best Alternative to Lecturing

The Best Alternative to Lecturing The Best Alternative to Lecturing By JoAnn Schauf Do you know that your child can predict within your first two sentences if you are launching into a lecture? They know you and recognize your inflection, tone of voice, and even your...