Parental Pressure: Competitive Advantage or Overwhelmed Children?

A natural question parents tend to ask themselves is: Because I want the best for my kids, what more do my children need from me besides meeting their four essential needs of leadership, love, laughter, and learning on a consistent, comprehensive basis? Oh, your children themselves can come up with a laundry list of “more” … Continue reading Parental Pressure: Competitive Advantage or Overwhelmed Children?

Writing Complex Sentences Develops Substance and Style in Student Essays (Edutopia featured article)

Have you ever dreaded grading a pile of upward of 150 essays you assumed would be filled with the uninspired ramblings of students who couldn’t care less about the craft of writing, let alone the topic of their composition? When every student writes on the same topic, you often see a limited number of examples … Continue reading Writing Complex Sentences Develops Substance and Style in Student Essays (Edutopia featured article)

Benefit Mindset 101: A Simple Explanation for a Simply Beautiful Concept

The benefit mindset is thinking caring thoughts about all people and the whole planet. But living the benefit mindset doesn’t remain only in our minds. We can actually do things that help others and protect nature. These acts of kindness create a better world for everyone. The benefit mindset asks each person to share what … Continue reading Benefit Mindset 101: A Simple Explanation for a Simply Beautiful Concept