We’re Raising Problem Solvers

We’re Raising Problem Solvers

We’re Raising Problem Solvers   When we notice the trash can is not on the curb, and it’s our child’s responsibility to get it there, which prompt is the most useful to solve the problem? “You didn’t take out the garbage this morning.” “Why didn’t you take...
Life is Fragile

Life is Fragile

Life is Fragile We live our lives with the best intentions to honor ourselves as well as those we care about and love. At the same time, we are imperfect humans who make mistakes. We do things we are not proud of and regret. We know we blow it! On the bright side, our...
Get it Done: Don’t Let Your Mojo Slip

Get it Done: Don’t Let Your Mojo Slip

Get it Done: Don’t Let Your Mojo Slip   Life’s unpredictability in this third decade of the 21 century requires that our mojo, grit, and determination keep us motivated. Should you feel those slipping, you are not alone. But you are not stuck. Because you are...
6 Things Your Tween Needs from You as School Starts

6 Things Your Tween Needs from You as School Starts

6 Things Your Tween Needs from You as School Starts   Tweens lives are wonky as they are no longer children, and years away from adulthood. Their moodiness and unpredictableness confuses them and makes understanding them difficult for us. Despite the messages...
How to Help Your Adolescent Set Goals

How to Help Your Adolescent Set Goals

How to Help Your Adolescent Set Goals   Setting goals with your adolescent can be tricky. Over-laying your goals on them and expecting them to acquiesce is not an effective approach. Their quests for independence and autonomy make them ripe for pushing back. Just...
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...