• 2 Child-Centered Alternatives to Traditional School Models

    According to Nikhil Goyal, an author and speaker who serves on the board of Fair Test (an organization which works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial), American schools are failing their students because “…they are […]
  • 4 Ways to Solve the “If I have to tell you one more time…” Epidemic

    “If I have to tell you one more time to put your smelly football socks actually IN the laundry basket…” you hear yourself say for the 3,871st time this season. You’re more tired of hearing yourself say it than your kid is hearing it, but what’s a parent to do when you just can’t get […]
  • 5 Easy Steps to Parenting in the Present

    “Where has the time gone?” “I can’t believe they’re in high school already! It seems like just yesterday they were starting kindergarten.” “They grow up so fast!” If you personally have yet to utter any of these words, no doubt someone you know has. While it’s true time seems to be speeding up and life […]
  • 6 Ways to Exercise When You Don’t Have Time

    Exercise, as we all know, is good for us. It keeps us healthy and fit. However, with work, school, families, and other obligations it’s hard to find time to fit a workout in as often as we’d like. Luckily, there are ways to stay in shape without hitting the gym for an hour each day. […]
  • 4 Ways to Keep Communication from Turning Sour

    Communication is like milk:  it does a body good.  But what happens if that milk sits in the refrigerator for too long and doesn’t get used?  It spoils and turns sour.  The same thing happens to communication when you stop using it. Pretty soon you’ll be constantly hearing yourself mumbling things like, “Wow, it would be […]