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...

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...

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...

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...

Helping Your Child Deal With Toxic Stress

STRESS… a five letter word that we all deal with at some level and have to learn how manage throughout our lives. We know...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...