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...

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...

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,...

A Top 5 Back-To-School Checklist

Staying up late watching television or hanging out with friends is reaching its end for millions of children as they embark upon going back-to-school....

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...

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 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...

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 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...