It is no secret that our childhood has a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves as adults. And so, what better time to lay the groundwork for healthy self-esteem, self-talk and self-belief than during childhood?
Of course, you love spending more time with the kids during the summer months, but let's be honest: Having them back in their classrooms is all kinds of awesome.
I'm dreading The Volunteer Season because of the parents who make volunteering hard. The parents who judge, eye roll, and hrmmph their way through school activities because they are fairly certain they are God's gift to the Land of Volunteer.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, I'm not one of those crazy people promoting Christmas already, I'm talking about the celebration heard around the nation when our kids go back to school!
Be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself for mistakes. Give yourself time to rest and relax and rejuvenate. Figure out what you love and do it. Often. Say nice words in your mind and your heart because you are golden.
What I wanted for my life, in my choice of career, was a way to live a meaningful existence. Not have "just a job" -- something that I had to do for money to survive or thrive, but rather a fulfilling of a calling.
Starting a new school year is a fun and exciting time for children and parents alike. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your child has their best - and safest - year yet.
As you take one last look over your shoulder to make sure that your little one is safely tucked into her classroom, and you wipe away the tears as you climb back into your (suddenly very quiet) car, remember this.
While trying to catch my last wave or last fish of the summer, I begin a mental routine that energizes me and prepares me for the next ten months of teaching and learning. Part of this routine involves a series of affirmations I use to update and re-familiarize myself with my teaching philosophies and techniques.
School starts in my town this week and the crossing guard will return. The usual hassles return as well -- more traffic and having to wait for what se...
As excited as I am for her, I'm nervous too. My daughter's funny, imaginative and most of all, open to everyone she meets. The real world has a way of stifling these traits -- of hardening even the tenderest of little hearts.
The clearer you are about what your morning routine should look like, the easier it will be on everyone.
We have a tremendous amount of work to do to ensure that all children in America have the excellent education they need and deserve. But personal attacks and inflaming the conversation to create superheroes and super-villains is underproductive and overindulgent.
Saturday was a big shopping day. It was also a big sobbing day. My Facebook feed was filled with the lamentations of many of my mom friends who had s...
I learned a few things during my shopping treks to Walmart, Office Depot and Staples, and thought my reflection might encourage you in your back-to-school shopping.
Every good parent wants their child to be happy. Every good parent wants their child to excel. One of the chief characteristics that leads to a child doing well and being well is their parent's well-being.