What Are Parents Biggest Issues in 2018?

What Are Parents Biggest Issues in 2018? It is easy to say that everything about 2018 is an issue but perhaps, we need to narrow our focus just a little to the big issues parents face? There are the obvious parent issues that we all face today- the national mood; money, and anxiety around the future. However, in speaking with groups of people regarding parent issues, FIVE challenges emerge as [...]

By |2018-08-28T18:54:17+00:00September 27th, 2018|Education, Parenting, Parenting Lessons|0 Comments

“Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It’s Off to Work We Go!???”

“Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It’s Off to Work We Go!???” I was in a Red Robin about a year ago, and a young waitress was showing me how to work the new mini-computer at each table for ordering and entertainment. I asked her if she was concerned that this could eventually lead to her being replaced by technology? She smiled and assured me that the machine could never take the [...]

By |2018-08-10T21:21:49+00:00September 17th, 2018|Education|0 Comments

The Rules of Kindergarten

The Rules of Kindergarten “Run, jump, dig, explore, talk, build, tear down, pour, yell, saw, hammer, paint, ride, imagine, sing, wonder, measure, ponder, play, reflect, be alone, examine, experiment, express, daydream” I am going to get upset-I warn you in advance. I love kindergarteners because they laugh at my jokes. So, when 80% of our schools are doing wrong by them, I get upset! We have 100 years of research [...]

By |2018-08-10T21:05:32+00:00September 11th, 2018|Education, Parenting, Parenting Lessons|0 Comments

Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburgers!

Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburgers! There is no greater sacred cow in our society than our educational system.  Look at this picture of a classroom from the 19th century: Now look at one from the 20th century: Finally, compare to a typical 21st-century classroom:  What differences do you see between the three?  I would argue very little. Compare this to a business, bank, production line, or hospital today, all of [...]

By |2018-08-10T20:36:13+00:00September 1st, 2018|Education|0 Comments

Is My Child On Track for High School Success?

Is My Child On Track for High School Success? This assessment is divided into five separate question areas.  Each area represents a cluster of skills that are essential for academic and career preparation and success. If the answer to an individual question is in the affirmative, please place a tick in the adjacent box. Your Child: Academic Skills: Metacognition: Social-Emotional Development: Self-advocacy: Executive Function: Please note that the scores indicated [...]

By |2018-08-10T20:26:03+00:00August 28th, 2018|Education, Parenting, Resources|0 Comments

Graduation-Now What?

Graduation-Now What? "Another turning point A fork stuck in the road Time grabs you by the wrist Directs you where to go So make the best of this test And don't ask why It's not a question But a lesson learned in time It's something unpredictable But in the end it's right I hope you had the time of your life" Green Day - Time Of Your Life Entering the [...]

By |2018-08-10T20:01:53+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Education, Parenting, Resources|0 Comments