Putting Down Your Smartphone Will Make You a Better Parent

Put down your iPhone, your Galaxy, or whichever smart device you happen to favor. You’ll be happier, healthier, and will be a better role model for your kids. We look at our phones approximately 47 times a day, on average, according to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Mobile Consumer Survey. If you’re between 18 and 24, chances areContinue reading “Putting Down Your Smartphone Will Make You a Better Parent”

Your Child Is Dyslexic…Now What?

You sat in the psychologist’s office and she said the words you were dreading to hear… “Your daughter is dyslexic.” Your wonderful, smart kid has been labeled and it breaks your heart. First, know these five things: It will be okay. You’re not the first person to head down this path and you won’t be theContinue reading “Your Child Is Dyslexic…Now What?”

Dirt, Drama, and Picking Teams: Recess Makes Better Kids

Last week I came upon one of my daughter’s white shirts, covered in brown goop of unknown origin. I figured that it was watercolor from art or some mystery sauce from lunch. Turns out, it was dirt and moss from ongoing fort-building that the fourth graders had undertaken at recess. The explanation went something likeContinue reading “Dirt, Drama, and Picking Teams: Recess Makes Better Kids”