Assertiveness Skills

Assertiveness Skills Kids can stick up for themselves and their beliefs.  Those beliefs can be religious, where they draw the line with friends during those moments of decision.  They can also include a choice they have made for themselves and are willing to stand up...

Beyond High School, What’s Next?

Beyond High School, What’s Next? I recently spoke to a medium-sized group of middle school students about resiliency.  When I asked them how many of them knew what their plan was after high school, every single hand went up!  I was shocked because this was the...

Build These Into Kids

Build These Into Kids A warm hello to all our parents out there.  Today I want to suggest three things to build into your kids to enhance their success.  They are Educational Aspiration, School Performance, & Achievement Motivation.  Let’s start with...

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...

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,...