Tips for Surviving a Move with Kids

Are you contemplating a move? Does the idea of getting all of your stuff from one place to the next send chills down your spine? When my family was growing and my kids were small, I moved from New York to England and then to Israel in the span of

Tips for Parents from the Classroom

I went to a teaching seminar today called Responsive Classroom. It is a teaching method that believes in building a teaching community that helps students understand the importance of self regulation to create a positive, calm and safe classroom environment. This is accomplished through enlisting the cooperation of  students rather than

Making A Difference

As usual, I’ve been reading the news and every time that I do, I vow that I am not going to do it again. Everyday there are more horrific stories about abuse and cruelty. It sometimes seems like the world has gone insane. There are times that I feel physically

Water the Flowers, Not the Weeds

Encourage (Water) the Positive A concept that is so simple and  obvious is sometimes the hardest to truly internalize and implement. We know we should encourage the positive in relationships but we are often at a loss on how to do so. We worry when our children display character traits that

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