Flood of Feelings
Flood of Feelings
Now that Harvey has left our city, we are faced with recovery.  We, as a community have lost so much.  Houses, schools, businesses, friends, pets… We have seen how strong ...
A Whole Meal
A Whole Meal
Now that another school year has started my children have once again been challenged by their teachers to bring a balanced lunch to school.  When packing lunches the conversation around ...
Rephrasing “No!”
Rephrasing “No!”
As a parent, saying “no” seems to come so naturally.  And I do think it has an important place in my vocabulary.  However, I find it can really shut down ...
Why do we carry one thing at a time?
Why do we carry one thing at a time?
This is an common question.  In many of the activities we do, we ask a child to carry one item at a time.  Why is this? These are my reasons: ...
The Power of Play: A Two-Hour Work-Cycle
The Power of Play: A Two-Hour Work-Cycle
The work-cycle is the time, everyday, the children have to work/play at school. Once a child has adapted to the routine of school, he moves from one activity to the ...
A Conversation After School
A Conversation After School
If you are a parent of a young child who attends school, you have probably been told not to ask your child about their day at pick up.  So many ...
Five ways to build your child’s brain
Five ways to build your child’s brain
Your child sees everything in your house. You have created a physical and emotional space for him to grow. Is everything in this space just as you want him to ...
Five Signs My Children Are Becoming Amazing People
Five Signs My Children Are Becoming Amazing People
Daughter: while packing lunches for school for her and her two brothers she exclaims, "Tomatoes! Oliver will just gobble them up!" Son: after recently completing a report on fungus, bursts ...