Incentives in the Classroom Versus a Collaborative, Compassionate Community of Celebration. As a teacher, I struggled with incentives. I wanted students to cooperate and give it their all out of a sense of pride, integrity, and building a
How to Teach Children Money Management? Allowance? …. Exchange chores for pay or allowance to learn how to save and spend? This is an ongoing debate. When I was growing up there was no debate. The old reward
How to Avoid Being a Mommy Martyr or Parental Scapegoat …. Ask and Expect Help Growing up my mom used to say to my brother and I, “If you want to do something do it. I’m not going
“What, a pop a day is too much?” asked Dazzle …. Drink Water! Twenty years ago, Dazzle and one of her sons went to a specialist to discuss IBS issues. The Dr. asked her son how many pops
What Essential Stress Relieving Life Skills Did You Learn in Kindergarten?... SORTING and CLASSIFYING Sorting and classification are critical to living an organized life. Often, we tend to think of these two tasks as menial, however, given our
Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques, Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous? When our boys were under eight years of age, we tried very hard to stick to rigid sleep routines. Our eldest seemed the most sensitive to changes and the youngest would wake through
Lunch and Snacks …Mom’s share the experience which builds independence, responsibility and engagement in healthy eating. Don’t be a lunch martyr!
Lunch and Snacks… Mom’s share the experience which builds independence, responsibility, and engagement in healthy eating. Don’t be a lunch martyr! So often when it comes to making lunches, we moms often take it as our responsibility to
The Importance of Breakfast Our eldest son has often asked me, “Mom why don’t you make breakfast like Nana? She would make bacon, eggs, and toast.” This is an interesting question since one of my favourite meals is breakfast.
Yes, You Are What You Eat! … So Take the Time to Think About the Quality of What You Consume About ten years ago one of my student teachers, Johnny P, explained to me that our bodies regenerate
Foundational Practice for Families: Dinner time… A Family that Eats Together Stays Together Many years ago, I was walking at lunch with a colleague chatting about family life. As a father of four children, he reflected that what