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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...