Ten Tips to Prevent the Summer Slide!

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School is almost over and the kids are ready for SUMMERl! It’s time to play video games, go to the pool and really just relax. While these are all fun summer activities, it turns out …

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If Your Kids Can Do It Themselves, Let Them: 4 Ways to Foster Independence

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I walked over to the coffee pot to put in the filter and spoon the tiny black granules into the basin. Above the soothing drip drip drip of coffee entering the pot, I suddenly hear …

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Do This One Thing to Help Raise a Child Who Is Both Kind and Successful

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March is National Reading Month and Thursday March 2nd is Read Across America Day; A great time to reexamine how you are reading with your children!   Do you want to raise a child who …

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Three Tips for Productive Parent-Teacher Conferences

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I rush to the car, grabbing items as I pass through the kitchen in a blur:  purse (check), paper and pen (check), toddler has presentable clothes on (check), hair brushed sometime today-mine and hers (check …

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The Power of “I See You”

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“Who is she talking to?” my older daughter says looking at the baby inquisitively. Our big silver SUV is bumping along crowded gray streets with cars lined up like dominoes. Lights flash yellow to red, …

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