Articles for Parents & Teachers

Parents, Are Your Children’s Classrooms Ready?

I’m a teacher that has been working online with students all summer. Most all my students have learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, autism, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia. I’d like to share what I’ve learned, so you can prepare your children with learning differences for the new school year and online instruction… Read more

Back-to-School Tips for Parents

At the beginning of every school year, each school will host an orientation for students and parents. Sometimes it is called Back-to-School Night, Open House, or Meet the Teacher. These back-to-school events are valuable opportunities for parents to learn essential information about your child’s classroom experience. More importantly, you will start building a relationship with your child’s teacher(s) and the school staff… Read more

Teaching Children and Teens Who Have Memory Challenges

…the main reason students underperform in classrooms and on tests is because they have poor working and short-term memories…I challenge teachers, tutors, and parents to join me in uncovering the true reasons why the bottom quartile struggles and to help them pass assessments and achieve success… Read more

Preparing for Transitions

Why should we prepare, ahead of time, for transitions such as changes in school, a new job, marriage, divorce, new baby, an empty nest, the loss of a loved one, or illness of a family member? When we go through difficult transitions such as these, we may feel like our brain has been hijacked. So, if we’re not prepared to undergo these types of transitions, we may forget or deny ourselves of essentials. When we neglect ourselves of basic needs…Read more

Parent-Teacher Conferences

After the first grading period of the school year many parents are invited to attend conferences with their children’s teachers. Some decline the opportunity. Those that attend may not prepare for it. Why should we go? And, why should we prepare?… Read more

Request the Right Teacher for Your Child

Do you feel your child would excel, if only he or he had the “right” teacher? You can write a letter to request a teacher with specific qualities and characteristics that match your child. A few school may say the do not accept teacher requests. Even those schools will, however, as long as your letter is written in a specific manner, and it is delivered before May 1st… Read more

How Can We Get through Our Pain?

When we miss a loved one, have health issues, struggle with the holidays, lose our faith, deal with injustice, or experience tragedy, how do we get through it?… Read more

Can Certain Foods and Drinks Make Us Smarter?

Got a big test or work project coming up? Or just want to improve your brainpower? Here are some “brain” foods I’d like to recommend along with logic that could motivate you to eat smarter… Read more

Can Prayer Help Us Overcome Pain and Achieve Success?

Wondering how prayer can help you overcome a difficult time, an unhealthy habit, or achieve a goal? Or, do you feel disconnected from God? Or, never felt God’s presence and would like to give it a try now? I’m not a “holy roller,” nor am I promoting any religion or agenda. I just want to help people who struggle with challenges and pain, and help them reach their goals… Read more

Healthily Expressing Political Views with Children

You may wonder how expressing our political views relates to the education of our children and teenagers. It has everything to do with it. When they hear adults saying things such as, “This leader will destroy…” and “Our world is coming to an end…” it creates tension and anxiety, which affects their emotional well-being more than you can imagine… Read more