Kids’ Involvement in School Sports

Kids’ Involvement in School Sports In my previous blog, I wrote about the benefits of kids being involved in arts programs, like the band, orchestra, choir, and others.  Many of the same benefits carry over with kids being involved in school sports programs. The...

Kids’ Involvement in the Arts

Kids’ Involvement in the Arts Is your young person involved in band, orchestra, or choir or takes lessons on a musical instrument?   Research has shown that kids’ who are involved in the arts, which can also include theater, dance, literature, visual arts,...

Your Child’s Friends

Your Child’s Friends Do you know your child’s friends well enough to say they are a positive influence, that they do well in school and avoid risky behaviors, such as alcohol and other drug use?  If not, today is an excellent time to start learning more...

Parents As Social Resources

Parents As Social Resources Do your kids turn to you for advice and support?  Do they feel comfortable in doing that?  Can you even tell if they feel comfortable?  When kids feel comfortable reaching out to their parents for advice and support, then they know their...

Build These Into Kids

Build These Into Kids A warm hello to all our parents out there.  Today I want to suggest three things to build into your kids to enhance their success.  They are Educational Aspiration, School Performance, & Achievement Motivation.  Let’s start with...