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: 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...

What Kids Need: Parents to Keep Track

What Kids Need: Parents to Keep Track As a school administrator for many years, at any one time, I was working with around 700+ kids.  I would look at their attendance, grades, and all aspects of their school life that I could, along with my other duties.  When I...

What Kids Need: Expectations

What Kids Need: Expectations The human psyche default, without any guidelines or expectations, is generally to the negative.  We must have some general guidelines that we provide as parents to our kids to avoid ending up in a sticky mess like this photo.  I...