By: Cheryl Maguire I love reward programs. When a cashier asks me if I want to sign up for a store rewards program I start to salivate like Pavlov’s Dogs with the anticipated credit I could receive. I’m a member of so many programs that I need a separate key chain to hold the cards. … More Get Your Kids To Do Chores Using Reward Programs
By: Tanvi Maharaja
I am learning to be aware of various blind spots that may exist in my personal space as I maneuver through my daily routine. These usually show up as uncalled for assumptions and hidden biases. … More Checking Blind Spots
By: Deirdre Littlefield Happiness seems to be at the center of our collective parenting goals in most recent years. I suppose that parents have always wanted happy children, but maybe it’s the definition of happiness that is changing with our times. My children definitely appear happy when I buy them what they want immediately or … More The New Happy
By: Deirdre Littlefield As I reflect on this school year, my emotions are mixed. It’s been tumultuous at times, but both of my young kids have been successful I’d say. They’ve each had the opportunity to grow academically and creatively. They have made good friends and learned to rise above difficulty inside and outside of … More Empathy Is Ours to Teach
By: Sandy Churchill Piano, karate, theatre, ballet, scouting, and student government… What do these things have in common? At our house, any commitment to long-term participation in the arts, sports, government, and community service have the potential to grow a child (or even adult for that matter J) in the three Ps: patience, persistence, and … More School Activities and the Power of the Three Ps!