Category Archives: Popular Posts

How Parents Can Help Ensure a Good School Year for Their Child

It’s a rare parent who wouldn’t want to help their child have a great school year. However, sometimes it’s difficult to know just how to help. It can be a fine line

School Supply Resources for Families

Well, it’s that time of year again. The flyers, newspapers and TV commercials are abundantly sprinkled with the words, “Back to School Sale!” First off, I want to know how we managed

Teaching Kids Empathy

Have you noticed that there’s no shortage of information out there on bullying and its terrible effects on both the one who is doing the bullying and the victim on the receiving

Make it a Goal to Get Your Kids out in Nature

Is your kid morphing into a couch potato? And do you find yourself perplexed at how to encourage her to be more active? You notice that sometimes she seems tired and sluggish

Resiliency in Kids

Today I was out mowing my yard when the subject for this post walked right up to me. I looked up and saw a former Hawthorne student approaching me with a big

Freshly sharpened No. 2’s

Does anything say school’s back in session more clearly than a pile of freshly sharpened No. 2 pencils? It’s almost a rite of passage for your child to have some of those

Little People, Big Ideas

Kids are amazing. I absolutely love the undaunted, can-do attitude of children! Add to that their innate belief that anything is possible, and you have an unbeatable combination. While working around children

Techie before Ten

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I hope you’ve all had a good weekend. I’ve spent the bulk of mine in the technological maze of learning a new computer and a

Cold and Flu Season at School

Here’s a pop quiz for you. How many germs are on the student phone in the school office? Give up? The answer is… More than you ever want to think about! Each