Keep Your Expectations High for Your Child’s Success

Over the years, I’ve set expectations for my students that they’ve never seen before in any other class they had. On the first day...

How to Connect With a Disconnected Child

J  ust the other day, while dining at the restaurant and waiting for the waitress to come back with the check, I noticed  a family...

How to Talk to Your Teen So They Listen

When things are going great, it is easier to have an open conversation with a child. For that matter, it is easier to have...

SCHOOL CHOICE vs. NO CHOICE – What Really Matters In Education...

This past week, there has been a lot of talk about the confirmation of the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Those in favor...

Why GMOs are OMGs to You and Your Child’s Health

You don’t need a Ph.D. in a biomedical science to realize that inserting genes from one organism into another is an unnatural process that...

The Effects of Anxiety and Anger on a Child

C hildren suffer from anxiety for a number of reasons. Before the start of a new school year, encountering a select group of peers at school,...

Teaching Children to Confront Bullying

I grew up in a small suburban town in Connecticut where I was surrounded by kids my age and older in my neighborhood. I didn't...

3 Secrets to Raising Happy, Motivated and Fulfilled Children

In a previous blog post, I talked about the discussions going on about the future of American education. It is clear that a nationwide...

3 Things Parents Must Know at the Start of the New...

G etting out of the summer mode is oftentimes a challenge for kids. This past school year, I had so much fun in creating a...

Why Kids Misbehave and What to Do About It

A child misbehaving is something I see on a regular basis in my profession as a middle school teacher. Whether it be shouting out something...