Creating Mental Strength in Your Child

March 3, 2019

Of the thousands of articles on parenting, its tough to decipher what are most relevant as it relates to raising resilient children. This one is great. It is succinct and to the point in its effort to outline a framework for forging independence and resilience in your child. Remember, you are on a path to […]

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Connecting with Kids in School

February 13, 2019

This article hit home for me in many ways. First and foremost as a parent of 3 boys who have very different learning styles. Second because I’m a big believer that we have to ‘understand’ the basic needs of the kids in our classrooms to then be able to flex our teaching style to address […]

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Let the Children be Bored!

February 12, 2019

‘I’m bored’ is a phrase I haven’t heard from our children in a long time. Mostly because they know my response to such a statement is to shriek with delight, clap my hands and tell them I’m happy to hear it – because I have a lot of chores that need to be done around […]

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The ‘WaitUntil8th’ Pledge

February 5, 2019

The topic of ‘what’s the right age to give our children a smartphone’ is a regular headliner amongst our group of friends. And its a regular occurrence that one of our children comes home and says ‘but Mom..so and so now has a phone. Why can’t I?”. <Sigh> <Can I have a glass of wine […]

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The Teaching Superpower – Connecting with the Tough Student(s)

November 16, 2018

The complexity of teaching is rising. More kids in the classroom, changing curriculum(s), parent challenges in raising resilient children, and little pay. I propose that teachers are amongst the most influencial people in our child’s life. Responsible for providing a solid education, we rely on them to be the stewards of foundational learning in the […]

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Kids on the ‘team’!

September 11, 2018

In a meeting with a client today regarding employee engagement, the subject of what separates a ‘high performing’ individual from other employees came up.  Once upon a time the definition of ‘high performer’ was someone who had advanced knowledge of the job and who constantly exceeded expectations around their ‘to do’ list. Fast forward to […]

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A License To Use

June 2, 2018

I had the fortune tonight to catch up with school friends from 30 years ago. I love that while so much can change, many things, like good friendships, can stay the same. And I’m amazed that, while we have all lived in 3 different continents over the past 20 years, the struggles we face with […]

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Blended Siblings

January 4, 2018

In the spirit of a ‘new year’ and ‘new thoughts’ as it relates to resilience and kids and what we model and teach our children, I wanted to share a personal story with you all. It was a reminder and maybe a wakeup to me that so much of what we teach our children of […]

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Teens, Parents and Educators: Finding the answer to “Who Am I?”

November 15, 2017

A random question perhaps. And yet it is one of the most insightful questions we should be asking ourselves, and more importantly our teens, tweens and kids.  Can you answer, “who am I?” in 2 sentences or less. As well intentioned parents we spend an abundance of time trying to figure out: Who is my […]

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