Atl & Co’s Real Talk panelists dipped our toes into the biggest pet peeves of teachers when it comes to behaviors of student’s parents (i.e., what parents should not do, please). I say, “dipped our toes” because we could have spent a lot more time discussing this important topic. Anyway, we concentrated on the parental … Read moreTeachers need parents to not …
This is a tough question. So many factors in play. Christina, Cara, Hank and I scratched the surface today on Real Talk. http://bit.ly/RTcuttingfinancialties Time didn’t allow for every scenario to be examined or a definitive conclusion to be reached, so comment and share your thoughts to allow others to benefit. Make the most of your … Read moreWhen do you cut off your kids financially?
Maybe I am being naive to think that the majority of parents today DO NOT prioritize work over their kids. It may seem like that at times, but parents are juggling so many things everyday (in & out of the home) it just feels like work sometimes takes on a larger presence in our lives … Read moreIs it OK to prioritize work over kids?
What can we as adults do to help our young ladies become strong women? WOW! Love this topic! Real Talk today dove in (http://bit.ly/RTraisingstrongwomen) and came up with some solutions, but I’d like to add a few more (that can apply to boys too-FYI): rock who you are & role model that for those younger … Read moreRaising Strong Women
The effects of social media on our society has been the prevalent “hot topic” throughout the last year. All the research points to seriously negative effects of not moderating use of social media (especially for our young folks) … but it doesn’t seem to be changing our behaviors. So, again I participated in a panel … Read moreSocial Media & Mental Health
The Atl & Co Real Talk panel on Feb. 27th unanimously reported that they themselves have witnessed anxiety in children rising. The data is out there, but all you have to do is spend some time with kids and talk to their parents and you will know that we have a serious problem today. Unfortunately, … Read moreChildren & Anxiety-On the Rise?
In case you aren’t sure, let me start by defining what we mean by “Mom Friends”. Mom friends are those woman that we meet through our children and their activities. The ladies we find ourselves thrown together with, time after time, until we choose to call them friend! Romper did a study that reported many … Read moreDo you annoy your Mom Friends?
As a retired teacher of 30 years, this subject is not new to me. And to be perfectly honest, because of first hand observations and lots of chats with other educators, my opinions have wavered some through the years … or maybe they have evolved. Anyway, as a firm believer in teaching responsibility and the … Read moreShould Teachers Give Zeros? Is Homework too Much?
Having kids is easier for some people than others, no doubt. But if you have a choice on the number of children to raise, would you be in favor of having less than 3 or more than 3 little ones? And what factors would you consider when determining this “perfect” number? Would you make the … Read moreLess or more than 3 kids … what’s your preference?
Those of you who read my blogs regularly can surely predict my answer to this question … YES! YES! and YES! I believe dinner time, without electronics, can serve as a time of relaxation, information transfer, and bonding (not to mention a great time to rejuvenate our bodies with some needed food). Coming together over … Read moreIs Family Dinner Time Important?