Students Who Reach for the Stars are All Winners!

The beginning of a new school year is the ideal time to review with our children how to perform as a winner at school. Today’s children are being raised in a society that recognizes two approaches to winning.  An example of the traditional approach of winning is the distribution of awards such as the Oscars, Pulitzer, and Nobel Peace Prizes, etc., which are widely recognized as symbols of success and achievement. This concept of winning runs throughout society and is also prevalent in our schools, with trophies and medals awarded to students each year for…

The Incredible Power of CHOICE

How many times has a parent asked their child, “Just make a choice”, while the child deliberates between a number of options?  Choices are a big part of our everyday life, and every choice leads us to where we are today. We often have no idea how effective our choices are until many years down the road.  People generally believe that it is the big choices in life that have the most profound effect on the direction of their lives.   Actually, the opposite is true.  It is the myriad of small, day-to-day choices that collectively,…

BACK TO SCHOOL – PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING!

Back to school season is upon us and families are beginning to prepare for the excitement of a brand new school year.  Newspaper and media ads are now featuring back to school sales including ads for backpacks, notebooks, computers, and more.  The spirit of optimism is imbedded in new beginnings. The following points will be instrumental in helping to get your child off to a great start this September: Reflection – Reflection and goal setting discussions provide parents and their children with an excellent foundation for approaching the new school year.  Review with your child…