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March 11, 2017

A few weeks ago a parent walked through the doors of our school and it was clear she had been having a difficult morning.  She asked to speak with me and we were able to sit and talk for a while.  While trying to leave the house, she and her daughter had fought about d...

March 4, 2017

Recently, we have had several families where kids have been struggling with their parents living apart or going through a separation.  I went online and bought some books I thought might help.  These books all deal with the subject of divorce and living in separate hou...

November 11, 2016

From a professional perspective, I have been thinking a lot about what we want to teach kids based on the current national events.  It has taken a great amount of personal reflection, a little bit of chocolate, some long walks and some deep breathes.  In this divided t...

November 8, 2016


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How can you be a barrier to traveling this path early? Children need to be connected.  I do not mean that children WANT connections, I mean that they NEED them.  In a world where we are so busy that we find ourselves needi...

June 2, 2014

We need to let children evaluate risk.  I don’t mean this is something that is kind of a good idea sometimes, I mean we have to start doing this.  Our brains cannot develop unless our bodies are exposed to complex challenges.  Children need to push their limits in thei...

April 25, 2014

Last week we celebrated Earth Day!  It is great to pick one day a year to concentrate on this, but with kids we need to reinforce these concepts all year.  No matter what you did to celebrate last week, use these tips to keep the conversation going!

We know there a...

April 2, 2014

April is The Month of the Young Child. It is a time to celebrate and to stand up for young children.  To give your time and maybe a talent to improving the lives of young children.  You should do these things – you should make sure legislators know you care about young...

January 15, 2014

Sleep is important!  Young children require more sleep than adults and making bed and naptimes a very regulated routine can help with innumerable daytime issues.  Getting enough sleep helps children stay alert, gives their brain cells time to develop and keeps them hea...