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Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
In nearly 30 years of teaching school, I have seen hundreds of cases where parents involve themselves in their adolescents’ problems. Sometimes, that’s the right thing to do because the problem is too great for a ... Read more
My last two blogs have been about building resilience in kids. Resilient kids can deal with things when they do not go their way, and they recover quickly when things do not go well for them. Part 1 on resilience explains tha... Read more
Last week I wrote about resilient children. Children who are resilient can bounce back after they experience a setback. When Gino failed a test, he was disappointed. But he didn’t stay depressed about it and quickly rea... Read more
All of us go through tough times. Some students have more than their share. Divorce, death in the family, events in the news, high-stakes testing and many other factors add to the normal stresses all kids experience. Children... Read more
This guest blog post is by Erika Cook, a high school administrator who works directly with parents and students.
When your teen has a problem at school, what should you do? Perhaps your child has a streak of missing assignmen... Read more
The sweetest words any mom will ever hear: “Mom, I’m so glad you told us NO when we were little, and you meant it!”
I did a complete double take when I heard them. We were in the car, and I may or may not h... Read more
Parents, what do you think about this story?
A young Indianapolis teenager, who is openly gay and has been repeatedly bullied at school, was given a stun gun by his mother to protect himself.
And when the young man, Da... Read more
My girlfriends, Mom friends, BFFs (whatever you want to call them), save my life on a regular basis.
This photo, at right, is from a recent birthday party for my friend Julie, the woman in the tiara (I’m sitting next to... Read more
April Fools’ Day came and went this year with very little fanfare or pranks in my world. Landing on a Sunday meant it wasn’t very easy to catch a schoolmate, or surprise a teacher with a silly joke on THE joke day... Read more
Do you have any regrets about your parenting?
I know I sure do. My kids, now 22 and almost-17, probably could provide a litany of things I did wrong or offenses I committed if they were given the opportunity. And that wouldn'... Read more