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What to Do When Your Child Isn’t Getting What They Need at School

Everyone has stories about bad teachers; the ones who don’t care, who aren’t capable or are just skating by because they have tenure, and ones who are just mean and abusive. Fortunately, there are lots of excellent teachers working to help your child succeed. Yet even when your child has teachers who are committed, skilled, and kind, it is possible…

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Hey Kids, I Don’t Need a Special Day to Say I Love You

If your child is like many across the United States, they celebrated Valentine’s Day in school recently. The tradition of sending valentines was originally dedicated to lovers or would-be suitors, but now, people seem exchange greetings with just about everyone they know in what many view as a manufactured holiday by the greeting card industry. There is a strong push…

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Watching the News: Keeping Hope Alive Despite the Negativity

Watching the News: Keeping Hope Alive Despite the Negativity

As a parent, you naturally want to believe that your children are growing up in a decent world. How define “good and decent” may vary, but in general, most hope for peace, prosperity, and a healthy environment. You don’t want to see your children become fearful of the future as their schools regularly schedule duck-and-cover drills like schools did during…

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