A ROCK, A TREE, OR A STAR How does one cope, whether a student or a parent, with the disappointment of not being chosen for an ‘ideal’ try-out placement? How does one trust that the instructor made a fair and unbiased choice? The success for an individual in these particular situations is in learning how to deal with disappointment, self-esteem issues, the resulting emotions and the opportunity within the disappointment! School concert times are upon us again, and casting decisions become the hot focus of discussion both in and outside of school. Reactions by students…

Christmas Vacation – A Time to Reconfirm Family Values and Traditions

Christmas Vacation provides some wonderful opportunities to re-establish and model your family values, including love, friendship, family and community. Spending quality family time together with this selection of ‘play’ activities as a guideline, can fill your holidays with laughter, fun and wonderful memories.