Ho..Ho..Oh..No – Sometimes the Holidays Hurt

Posted on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 08:36
I was walking through the supermarket this past weekend when the old familiar Christmas songs began blaring through the speakers. Really? I could not believe they were already starting and then I looked at the calendar and realized it is December. This is the holiday month. This is the time of gifts and family and time off and laughter and food and happiness. This is the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.

Rebuilding the Bullied, Part 1

Posted on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:43
As a parent, one of my great fears is of someone being mean to one of my kids and me not knowing about it. I grew up in a very different time and place. I grew up in the late 70s and 80s West Texas. Then and there if you didn’t get along with someone or you had a disagreement you tended to slug it out, get over it, and then be friends.

Why Pre-K?

Posted on Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:50
There is a lot of discussion on the news and online, in schools and homes across the country about whether or not having a robust and even mandatory pre-k program in our schools is necessary. There are all kinds of statistics pointing to the advantages of pre-k.

The Focus of Pre-K: Are They Ready to Learn?

Posted on Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:11
One of the real issues facing schools today is the readiness of kids to begin. Are little ones ready for Kindergarten? If not, is Pre-K the answer? What should the focus of Pre-K be? Is it academic readiness or is it social preparation? Can you mix the two? How do you know which is the more pressing need?

Today's Social and Emotional Health Epidemic

Posted on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:56

Profoundly Simple

Posted on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:55
I grew up in West Texas in the 70s and early 80s. West Texas is comprised of long stretches of desert broken only by oil or cotton fields. The land is harsh and unforgiving. The temperatures are extreme and the heat can be almost unimaginable. And even though there is a lot of oil in West Texas, most of us lived in families that worked in the oil fields for nominal wages. It was a hard life in many respects, because the work was hard and the financial rewards were minimal.

Biebers, Kardashians & Miley... Oh My.

Posted on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 14:53

Missing the Point on Domestic Violence

Posted on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:58

Social Emotional Learning with Leaps: Competencies

Posted on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:40
Competency, in its simplest form, means suitability.

Rebuilding the Bullied: Cyber Bullying

Posted on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:52