Assertiveness Skills

Assertiveness Skills Kids can stick up for themselves and their beliefs.  Those beliefs can be religious, where they draw the line with friends during those moments of decision.  They can also include a choice they have made for themselves and are willing to stand up...

Beyond High School, What’s Next?

Beyond High School, What’s Next? I recently spoke to a medium-sized group of middle school students about resiliency.  When I asked them how many of them knew what their plan was after high school, every single hand went up!  I was shocked because this was the...

What Kids Need: Self-Esteem

What Kids Need: Self-Esteem It is reported that only 47% of kids feel good about themselves.  As a school administrator and teacher for many years, I can easily vouch for that figure.  If you ask many kids about their future and how they see themselves, you will get...

What Kids Need: Planning Skills

What Kids Need: Planning Skills As a former school administrator for many years, I can certainly testify to the need for kids to develop planning skills.  In the high school where I worked for many years, we went to great lengths to provide each student with a...