Avoiding Power Struggles with Defiant Children: Declaring Victory is Easier than You Think

How do you nip escalating fights over power in the bud? We show you three powerful techniques for defusing defiant power struggles. “Remember, when you engage in an argument with your child, you’re just giving him more power.” How do you know if you’re entering into a power struggle with your child? Any time you’re asking your … Continue reading Avoiding Power Struggles with Defiant Children: Declaring Victory is Easier than You Think

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Why You Can’t Be Your Child’s Friend

Here's the Truth If being your kids’ friend was enough to raise them successfully, we would all probably parent that way. But our job is way more complicated than that. Children and teens really crave boundaries, limits and structure. At the same time, they also need some healthy separation from us as they go through … Continue reading Why You Can’t Be Your Child’s Friend

Student and Learning Affirmations

Today’s Thought:  “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” ~ Robert Frost In our modern, fast-changing world, learning is no longer confined to a period of years that we call “formal education”. The world where that was possible is long gone. We don’t learn information once and it lasts us for our entire lives or … Continue reading Student and Learning Affirmations

Five Key Skills for Academic Success

It's never too early or too late to help your child develop the skills for academic success. Learn how to build these skills and stay on track all year long. It takes a combination of skills - organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation - to achieve academic success. Here are some tips to help … Continue reading Five Key Skills for Academic Success

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Students

Habit One: Be Proactive I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking. Habit Two: Begin with the End in Mind I plan ahead and set … Continue reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Students