Motivate and Challenge Gifted Children

Gifted children have a great capacity to learn quickly and efficiently. This is almost always a positive quality. The downside to this is that your child may feel bored and unmotivated when they have to keep the slower pace of peers in a group who may take a little longer to grasp the concepts taught. […]

Encouraging Responsibility: Report Card Time

Yesterday was a big day in our house. My 9 year old daughter and 10 year old son brought home their report cards. I guess it was a good sign that they were eager to share them with my husband and I. I like to use report card time as a way to enforce a […]

Teaching Through Love Instead of Fear – Emotional Needs

One of the big issues in schools today is “bullying.” Parents and teachers struggle daily with how to stop this behavior. Without realizing it, adults teach bullying behavior to children by modeling it when they use the threat of their physical size or power to make children do things. When I hear a parent counting […]