What Kids Need: Helping Others

What Kids Need: Helping Others In this photo, you see a teenager helping an elementary student play a game or with homework.  In a survey on youth by the Search Institute, it shows that kids believe that it is essential to help others and work to help them improve...

What Kids Need: Achievement Motivation

What Kids Need: Achievement Motivation “My child used to get such good grades; I don’t know what happened.  Since he arrived in high school, everything seems to be going downhill.”  As an experienced school administrator, I used to hear this often...

What Kids Need: School Performance

What Kids Need: School Performance Student performance with out parental involvement becomes apathy very quickly for kids.  Stay on top of your child’s school performance by using all of the technology tools, as well as the good old standard ones like a phone...

What Kids Need: Achievement Motivation

What Kids Need: Achievement Motivation Without an adult role model encouraging kids to learn new things and make discoveries, they can quickly lose their drive to learn and do their best in school.  Teachers can promote this asset in kids’ lives by relating...

What Kids Need: Community Activities

What Kids Need: Community Activities Remember those “good kids” that participate in extracurricular activities?  41% of those same kids also participate in clubs and organizations outside of school, according to the Search-Institute of Minneapolis.  Take...

What Kids Need: Music

What Kids Need: Music Not just music, playing an instrument, or learning to sing.  As a high school band director for many years, I can say with authority that the kids that are involved in band, orchestra, or choir are good.  They often take private lessons and...