My Favorite Holiday is Almost Here!

I just love Thanksgiving. I call it the “F” holiday: Fall, Family, Friends, Food, Football, and Fun. I love that there are no gifts – only those of being together and connecting. I love cold mornings and cool days. I love the smell of roasting...

Anxiety: What Is It and How Can I Help?

I often hear from parents expressing concern that their child is exhibiting anxiety. They are questioning if their child is okay, and if more professional help is needed. To help answer some of your questions, here are notes from a talk I gave on the topic of anxiety:...

Eight Ways to Connect School and Home

From little ones…. To Big Ones. Make education a family value. The goal of school is to learn to love learning. Take turns at dinner and have everyone share one thing they learned that day. Create a home that values reading. Read to your young child every day,...
4 Academic Lessons to Teach at Home

4 Academic Lessons to Teach at Home

Four Academic Lessons to Teach at Home Every parent wants their child to have a successful school year. (It sure makes life easier when school is going smoothly!) Here are four lessons we can teach our kids at home, so they are better prepared for the lessons they...
Happy (Last Month of) Summer!

Happy (Last Month of) Summer!

Hard to believe that August is here, and another summer is almost over. Hopefully you still have at least a few weeks before school starts. (As a child, I started school the Tuesday after Labor Day every single year. Summer ends too early now!) This week, I’m...