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  • Ask the Expert: Homework… You can’t make me!

    Question:  I have a 6th grade son who is in gifted classes, and recently he has decided that he doesn’t want to do the work. In fact, he told me, “I don’t want to be in the gifted class; I don’t want to do the work, and you can’t make me.” He’s smart, and he’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • Teaching Your Children to Fly

    “The most beautiful sight in the world is a child going confidently down the road of life after you have shown him the way” – Confucius Confucius had it right – isn’t that what our job as a mom is, getting our kids ready to leave the nest? I don’t know about you, but I […]

  • Kids Saving the World

    I ran across this video today about Kids and the World’s Problems. I just love how these kids think. It is both refreshing and awe inspiring at the same time. Refreshing because of their optimism and lack of intimidation. Awe-inspiring because my generation – that’s you and me, peeps – are the ones who are […]