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...

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...

Take Time to Talk Seriously With Child

Take Time to Talk Seriously With Child Do you frequently take time to talk seriously with your child?  Talking seriously with your young person has great value in helping them to hold the image of their life.  It helps them to remember how the struggles, difficulties,...

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...

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...