Monthly Archives: May 2016

Parenting Blues during the Middle School Years!

Parenting Blues during Middle School IN all my work with middle school families over twenty seven years in independent school, this is still a truism: when they are at their most variable and vulnerable, so are we… Thanks, Mary Murphy, … Continue reading

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Helping children thrive by coaching their parents… interesting results

Coaching Parents over time has great impact on students’ development This study reinforces the notion that parents can have a profound impact when they actively engage their children…    

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Seven Hills Students and the Robot Wars!

What happens when 5th graders present their robot designs to their first grade buddies? Watch and read and enjoy! Seven Hills School on Inspiration Lab: The Robot Wars!    

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Diversifying Children’s Books

Some great reads in this list for children from ages 2-10 years old. There is nothing like the feel of a great children’s book read aloud, sometimes over and over… Enjoy! Diversify Reading Lists for children! MindShift  

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Mindfulness as a tool to pay attention, listen and express gratitude

I shared this in our faculty meeting last week. Interesting, for sure… TEDx Talk: Dr. Kristen Race on Mindfulness  

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One more time, the proven benefits of mindfulness for children.

Hard to dispute the obvious benefits… The Mindful Child…

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Mom: The Worrier Species

In honor of Mother’s Day, and because I am a mother and had a worrier mother. Mom: The Worrier  

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