5 Ways to Start the Conversation with a Child

I t is apparent that kids these days are dealing with a new set of problems on top of the old traditional issues that persist...

Five Things Motivated Children Do on a Regular Basis

A  s someone who has been around and worked with children of all ages for over two decades, I can tell you that all children...

Teach a Child How Not to Procrastinate

W e all procrastinate at some time or another with something. Children procrastinate for similar reasons adults do. It could be that there is a...

Setting Rules and Reinforcing Consequences for Children

I t seems like everywhere you turn, there is an opportunity to get immersed into technology using some kind of electronic device. Kids these days...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Violence in School

T he issue of school violence continues to be one that resurfaces in many different forms. I can’t believe that it's been more than five...