Building Trust

Building Trust One of the biggest compliments that you can receive is someone saying, “I can count on you.”  That means that they trust you, that you will be there when they need you.  What a fantastic accolade and one that you earn by being full-present...

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: 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...