I have been working in the area of social and emotional learning for over 10 years. Over those years I have learned that building a connection with a caring, compassionate adult is so important in the life of a child – an adult who will listen and make a serious attempt to understand the child. These are 10 simple actions you can take to build compassion.
Finish high school, go to college for 4 years, get a good, entry-level job in your career area and work your way up the ladder. This path equals a happy life and success in the current American culture; however, does this really equal a happy life and success? Our dear son (DS) graduated fromRead more about Acceptance of My Son’s Choices Can Be Hard[…]
If you have been a reader of my blog for a while, you know that my husband and I have four teens in our household. When the kids were younger, my role was chief taxi driver. I used to joke I could set up the Uber app to make some money on the side deliveringRead more about What is Your Role as a Parent of a Teen or Young Adult?[…]
I live in a household where the male to female ratio is 2:1. If I were to ask the male members of the household, “What makes them strong?” their minds would go to physical strength. Wrestling with Dad, opening a stuck jar lid or hitting a puck are ways my sons show their physical strength.Read more about Are You Raising a Strong Teen?[…]