10 Creative Communication Ideas for Older Kids

10 Creative Communication Ideas for Older Kids

Many of you already know my basic communication tips, such as listening more than talking, being empathetic, and talking at the dinner table or at bedtime. Here are some additional tips, many of which are more appropriate for older kids. But it’s never too early...
3 Tips for Closer and Kinder Communication

3 Tips for Closer and Kinder Communication

Here we are in month #6 of the Covid-19 pandemic, with every aspect of our lives, including, perhaps most importantly, our children’s education, being affected on a daily basis. It’s August. We should be buying back-to-school clothes and supplies, planning carpools...
School Considerations Fall 2020

School Considerations Fall 2020

As the mother of two adult children, and as a former special education teacher, I am very familiar with schools and parenting. I know what it’s like to fill out all the paperwork at the beginning of the school year. I know what it’s like to help with...
The Value of Our Giant Values

The Value of Our Giant Values

It was early April, 1995. My son Brandon was 10 years old, and my daughter Casey was 6. Excitement was high. We were heading to the San Jose Giants baseball stadium, home of the Single A team for the San Francisco Giants. There we would pick up one of the players (a...