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...

Serious Conversations

Serious Conversations I have been writing about having serious conversations with your young person frequently.  It is equally important that kids have three or more adults that they can go to for help and that they have serious conversations with them.  Having...

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: Friendship-Making Skills

What Kids Need: Friendship-Making Skills The Search Institute lists Friendship-Making Skills as Asset #27 on their list of the 40 Developmental Assets for Youth.  The ability to make and keep friends is another lifelong skill that serves us all our life.  When we are...