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...

What Kids Need: Empathy

What Kids Need: Empathy Empathy is the ability to understand and share the deep feelings of another person.  It often happens when a good friend listens to you when you’re frustrated, and they can rephrase what you’re saying with the same passion,...

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: Achievement Motivation

What Kids Need: Achievement Motivation “My child used to get such good grades; I don’t know what happened.  Since he arrived in high school, everything seems to be going downhill.”  As an experienced school administrator, I used to hear this often...

What Kids Need: Parental Boundaries

What Kids Need: Parental Boundaries It doesn’t take very long for kids to learn that they can break the rules without consequences.  Parents help kids learn self-discipline and self-control when they set boundaries in the home and enforce them.  As a high school...