How To Win The Bedtime Battle With Your Kids

“Ironically, to my children, bedtime is a punishment that violates their basic rights as human beings. Once the lights are out, you can expect at least an hour of inmates clanging their tin cups on the cell bars.” ~ Jim Gaffigan, Dad Is Fat The bedtime battles. We’ve all either seen…

5 Simple Tips for Standing Down your Stress

Stress, like steam in a tea kettle, needs an escape. You must either release it or turn the heat down. Environmental or emotional, stress is responsible for deteriorating physical diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression, sleep disorders, and chronic fatigue.  Most of us are aware of…

What Matters Most In Education: Human Relationships

When I began teaching in the 70’s, things were a lot different. Reading, writing and arithmetic used to be the name of the game. Students showed up to school prepared to learn. They came from intact families (divorced parents were rare), were well fed, and walked with friends a short distance…