December 18, 2017

Why tutoring is for ALL children

tutoring young girl

By Julie Samrick School’s back and attention turns to academics once more. With state and local budget cuts, however, large class sizes can mean less time with the teacher. Parents turn to tutors for many reasons, but giving children individualized attention is still at the top of the list. And who couldn’t use that? Jinny… Read more

4 Secrets of Happy Families

happy family

By Lowry Manders I recently heard author Bruce Feiler interviewed on NPR about his book The Secrets of Happy Families and as I listened I thought to myself, “I have got to get a book published!” He is echoing so much of the things I preach (and try to live) about how to create happy families in my… Read more

Kids Need Concrete Tools To Combat Bullying

how to tell if your child is a bully

By Julie Samrick The American Journal of Public Health reports suicides have surpassed car crashes as the nation’s leading cause of injury-related deaths. Even my own small community has been hit hard by suicide with the untimely deaths of three young high school students this year alone.   The too common stories of troubled American… Read more

How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

how to stop yelling at your kids

By Erin Kurt I love a line I read in a book once. It went something like this: “If it isn’t life threatening, if the house is not ablaze, if it is not an emergency, or if the child you are yelling to is not half a mile away, then yelling is the wrong choice in… Read more

Give Kids Concrete Tools to Combat Bullying

10-year-old Ashlynn Connor

I had to double check what I read this morning- that a fifth grader, a 10-year-old girl, killed herself. Things had gotten so bad in Ashlynn Connor’s mind that she had just asked her mom to homeschool her the day before she was found hanging by a scarf in her closet.   So many things… Read more