• E,  Parenting

    A Quiz for Parents: What are they REALLY Learning?

    Picture this. Your child comes home with a special assignment from school. He’s very excited about it and puts in a lot of time to perfect it. He’s thrilled with the result and can’t wait to take it to school. A few days later, he comes through the door, picks a fight with a younger sibling and bursts into tears. Finally, he manages to tell you that the project he was so proud of was ‘unacceptable,’ that the teacher wants him to do it over. Here’s a…

  • Four Foundations,  Parenting,  Special Topics

    Set Sail for Goals

    “Back to school”  can be a good time to practice goal-setting skills with your kids.  Grades, attendance, organization, time management… all areas with room for the two of your to develop a plan to reach a goal. If you didn’t learn goal-setting until later in life then you know:  neglecting to give a child the skills to set and active goals is like building luxury cruise ship with swimming pools, beautiful cabins, powerful engines… without navigation equipment. The ship could probably leave the harbor…. but where…