When I was young, everyone told me to read. They were so concerned that I read daily, that they never took the time to tell me what to read. So, as an elementary student I entered the library and quickly found the books with the brightest covers. No one cared, so long as I appeared to be ... View Post
Teaching Kids to NEVER GIVE UP!
What is the one thing that "really successful" people say made them so wildly successful? It seems that from pro athletes to billionaires they all have the same answer. They never mention math – not even high level math. Not spelling. Not geography. Not science. Not reading. Not writing. Not ... View Post
A Teacher who taught me to Cheat!
It was quite the dilemma. Was my teacher really telling me to cheat? Mrs. Kristen had sent us home with a few very hard questions for homework. "But the answers aren't in the book," I protested. That is when she recommended that I go copy a friend's homework? I was having trouble wrapping my ... View Post
The Ultimate Motivation for Kids
For a woman who didn't let my eldest daughter eat candy until she was pushing three, I have to admit that I have taken a plunge off the deep end. The last few weeks, it has been raining candy at my house. When I originally introduced candy, it was supposed to be an occasional (very rare occasional) ... View Post
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