Monthly Archives: January 2013

Should parents pay their children for good grades?

The real issue is not in the monetary reward but in cultivating a persistent attitude to achieve success. As Joseph Ross states, “It takes time to succeed because success is merely the natural reward of taking time to do anything … Continue reading

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Making the Most Out of Parent-Teacher Conferences!

Children will soon receive their latest report card, and parent-teacher conferences are under way. As a veteran educator, I like to provide parents with the following advice to improve parent-teacher conferences and communications. It includes practicing the 3 -P’s: “Prepare”, … Continue reading

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January is National Mentoring Month!

As an educator, I have found that the difference between good and great is through a coach approach with a personalized program. Michael Jordan was good but still had a coach. Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel has skills, but only … Continue reading

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How to talk to your child about losing weight & eating healthy?

When children are approached about their weight it is important for every child to understand the benefits of eating healthy. It is equally important for parents to model healthy eating habits, and to provide the guidance and the direction for … Continue reading

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How to keep kids active during the winter months?

First, children need to be physically involved. Enroll your child in a physical activity that your community or school may offer. Better yet, join your child in a physical activity such as; indoor swimming, skating, tennis, soccer, or basketball. Families that … Continue reading

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