11 Strategies that Work: How to Handle Bullying in the Classroom

11 Strategies that Work: How to Handle Bullying in the Classroom

We’ve all wondered how to handle bullying in the classroom. Usually, there’s a specific behavior that’s happening, and it’s so much more complicated at the human level than the media makes it seem. It would be great if you could just slap a consequence or two on the “mean kid,” call home, and nip the…

How to Switch Teachers in Elementary School (It’s Not As Easy as You Think)

How to Switch Teachers in Elementary School (It’s Not As Easy as You Think)

If you’re wondering how to switch teachers in elementary school, you should know that it’s not always easy, and for good reason! Occasionally, there are compelling reasons to move a child to a different class. This post will help parents understand why administrators are reluctant to honor parent requests for a teacher change, and also…

20 Meaningful Gratitude Activities for Kids – Free Worksheet Included!

20 Meaningful Gratitude Activities for Kids – Free Worksheet Included!

We all want our kids to experience the peace and contentment that comes from being a grateful person. That’s why I put together this round up of wonderful gratitude activities for kids! Whether you’re looking for service based gratitude activities for kids, creative ideas, relationship building activities, classroom materials or children’s books about gratitude, I’ve…

3 Free Family Meeting Agendas and Bonus Tips for a Purposeful Discussion

Do you feel like the wheels are coming off your family operation? Are tensions running too high, and is there too little margin in your life? I hate to break it to you, but it might be time to add something – a family meeting. Pro tip: take something else out of your life to…

Help! My Child Hates School! 7 Action Steps for When Your Kid is Miserable

Help! My Child Hates School! 7 Action Steps for When Your Kid is Miserable

There’s nothing worse than seeing the worried look on your kid’s face as they get out of the car each morning, with their shoulders hunched over like they’re carrying the weight of the world. Then, each afternoon, you find another negative comment from the teacher in their folder. Your once carefree child is on the…