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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...

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...

Happy Mother’s Day 2021

Happy Mother's Day By JoAnn Schauf The moment we give birth our orientation changes and it never veers. Our very hearts beat for our children. Our motherhood is not for personal attention or...

5 Ways to Support Your Child Emotionally

5 Ways to Support Your Child Emotionally By JoAnn Schauf More than a year into this pandemic, we are tired of hearing the words uncertainty, new normal, and lost year. Worse, we’re exhausted from...

How to Have a Sweet Chat

How to Have a Sweet Chat By JoAnn Schauf Let’s talk about screen time for example. We share the same pleasure phenomena as our adolescents when it comes to screen time. We spend just as much time...
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The Horribly High Stakes of Social Media
The Social Dilemma is a Call to Action. I’m not an alarmist, but I want you to stream The Social ...
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The Horribly High Stakes of Social Media

Practice Makes Progress
We all agree that no one wants to suffer or have their child suffer. We don't want bad things to ...
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Practice Makes Progress

How to Ask the Right Questions
“How was your day?” “Fine.” “What did you learn today?” “Nothing.” “Are you finished with your science project?” “No.” Being ...
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How to Ask the Right Questions

The On Ramp to Fall Semester 2020
Uncertainty’s lingered far longer than we expected. I, like you, want a giant slice of permanent normal. No sprinkles or ...
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The On Ramp to Fall Semester 2020

5 Simple Steps to Apologizing
A dad asked his daughter to give a handful of her M&Ms to her brother from the big bag she’d ...
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5 Simple Steps to Apologizing

Happy Father’s Day
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me”  Jim Valvano Thank You ...
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Happy Father’s Day

Do you feel like I feel?
With eager anticipation we awaited fresh news to distract us from the pandemic – something lively and refreshing to relieve ...
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Do you feel like I feel?

The Voice
The dark day disrupted my morning. Then I heard the voice ...
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The Voice

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