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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Homework Help: Using Behavior Styles to Navigate Homework

October 2, 2017

We have loads of personal stories to share about the behavior styles and their relationship to homework – many of them dredging up distant (but painful) memories of our own past struggles. Fast forward a few years and we are now going through the process again, this time as parents trying to help the children […]

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Episode 36: Why Your Teen Should Have a Life Coach, with Suze Gardner

September 20, 2017

Suze Gardner is an athlete, athletic coach, and life coach. At 19, Suze was a member of the US National Women’s Water Polo Team when she decided to make a shift. She spent the next 13 years working with teens, coaching water polo, primarily at the high school level but with some middle and elementary athletes as well. In her first season as coach at the Burlingame High School, the team earned its first CCSA tournament bid. Over the following years, Suze took multiple Burlingame Aquatic Club (BAC) teams to compete in the National Junior Olympics tournament. During her tenure as the Executive Director for the BAC, where she coached coaches and kids to realize success in prominent collegiate swimming and water polo programs, Suze found her true passion – being a life coach for teens.

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Got an OWL child? How to plan for them in 5 easy steps.

September 13, 2017

OWL: Organized.  Wise.  Loyal. The child that gets home from school and sits down to do their homework before they can relax.  The same child who honors their commitments over the spontaneous art of having fun.  Welcome to the world of OWL’s. Have you ever heard of a child who thrives on boundaries, structure and […]

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