Growing in Character

What most of us really want is to raise good kids that make us proud by the way they treat other people. But it’s not always easy! By nature, we’re pretty self-absorbed creatures. While that’s certainly normal, how do we help our children discover the needs of others? How do we raise the little kid who notices the lonely classmate and invites them to play? How do we make sure our child doesn’t cheat on a test or play dirty at a sporting event someday?

If you’re trying to figure this stuff out, you’re not alone! Me, too! And also, I’m pretty sure we are awesome parents by simply caring enough to keep trying. 

Help! My Kids Fight All the Time!

Help! My Kids Fight All the Time!

Are you sooooo frustrated about sibling fighting? My kids fight all the time, too. They're little bitty and total opposites. They kinda drive each other nuts some days, and I DO NOT foresee this changing before the teenage years. You can't change wiring and personality! That...

A Valentine’s Letter to My Child’s Teacher

A Valentine’s Letter to My Child’s Teacher

You may be here because you're searching for the best Valentine's Day gifts for teachers. You already have what you need, and you don't have to spend a dime. Keep reading for a letter to my child's teacher that can serve as a model for you to do the same.  As a former teacher,...

My Child Writes Letters Backwards: 13 Dyslexia Myths

My Child Writes Letters Backwards: 13 Dyslexia Myths

As a 3rd grade teacher, I heard it numerous times: parents panicking about dyslexia because their child writes letters backwards. There is so much confusion among parents (and even many teachers) about how dyslexia presents itself in young kids. Whether your child is a...