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: 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: 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...