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,...

What Kids Need: Community Activities

What Kids Need: Community Activities Remember those “good kids” that participate in extracurricular activities?  41% of those same kids also participate in clubs and organizations outside of school, according to the Search-Institute of Minneapolis.  Take...

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: Family Support

What Kids Need:  Family Support In this series, I will talk about what kids need in their life.  What needs to be there for them to develop strong character and, reliable resiliency in their life?  Today I want to talk about family support.  Family support is critical...