Math All Around Us

Math All Around Us

Math seems to be an area that most parents are particularly challenged by. Changes in how math is taught coupled with our own negative experiences with math, make us reluctant to engage our kids with math in the same way that we do with reading. Yet, we can push past...
Making Gratitude a Habit

Making Gratitude a Habit

We all want our kids to be thankful for things, but it can be a struggle to get them to show some gratitude even just occasionally. The challenge is modeling it for them and setting the stage to make gratitude a habit. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in...
Resources for Talking to Kids about Cancer

Resources for Talking to Kids about Cancer

Just days into the new year this past January, my wife was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I can remember vividly sitting in the car with her trying to figure out what was happening next in our lives. We were lucky. We had friends who were oncologists who were...
The Work Hour

The Work Hour

Creating the right environment for studying can be challenging. Thinking about the studying environment is important, though. What steps can we take to set a better atmosphere for learning? Can we get others involved in it? What would a work hour look like? Share...
Studying around the House

Studying around the House

How and where our children study can have an impact on how they retain and recall information. Sometimes it’s better not to just study at the kitchen table. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new...
Stopping Back Talk

Stopping Back Talk

Having your kid talk back to you pushes all of our buttons and we tend not to respond well. Yet, our gut reaction to their behaviors doesn’t help us correct it or prevent it from happening again. Check out these strategies for minimizing back talk and dealing...