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  • Ouch, that hurts.

    We all need to improve. In theory, we all know this, but hearing the actual words…

  • It’s really hard to listen…

    Most famous writers have this in common: they are insatiably curious about the world around them and what makes people tick. When asked about their craft and how they find the amazing stories…

  • They Can’t Hear You

    Like gravity and motion, there are a few natural laws of relationship that simply cannot be denied. One of them is this…

  • The wise fool

    One of the biggest mistakes I continually make…

  • Suspenders

    You are on the hardest journey of life, this climb towards the best you possible. This is the journey of maturity, where you…

  • Just Listen

    “Don’t feel that you must advise or help your child come up with a solution all the time. The value of listening is in the listening itself.” (Kimberly Keith) There really is value in simply sitting with your child and listening. How valued do you feel when someone takes the time to stop what they […]

  • Good Listeners Make the Greatest Lovers

    If I’m being honest, I know there are times that I just zone out. These are times when my mind is wandering through a maze of ideas, problems, activities (past and future) and fantasies. That’s really not that big of a deal and not totally unusual, but it becomes problematic when my thought deviations occur […]

  • Kids and Stress

    Stress is a part of everyone’s life even kids and even more so with a new school year just beginning. Don’t think that because they are young that they don’t know what it feels like to be anxious and stressed about situations that come into their daily lives. What they might not know is how […]

  • Back to School Cool

      By: Hal Runkel Making the transition from a holiday to the grind of school routines isn’t easy. But it can be ScreamFree. It is easy to lose our cool during the transition back to school, especially considering that it is roughly the temperature of molten lava outside. If you are interested in your child […]

  • Hear Ye, Hear Ye

    “What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.” -Martina Horner, US Educator ScreamFree’s Take Hi everyone Jenny here. I saw this quote and I had to pipe in on this one because of what just happened today. If you’ll indulge me… […]