Please click on the URL to watch a short video between writer/educator, Karen Porter and myself. Karen is a nationally board certified k-12 English teacher and has taught abroad as well as here at home: East China Normal University, St Andrews University in Scotland, Belcher elementary in Clearwater, Fl, the University of Florida, and USF. …
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RESPONSIBLE KIDS: 6 Steps to Creating Them in an Irresponsible World
Announcing that my book, RESPONSIBLE KIDS: has this fall been recognized for excellence by 2 organizations. In October, the Florida Royal Palm Literary Competition awarded it the Silver Medal in the category of nonfiction. In November, Moms Choice awarded this book the Gold Award for Excellence. The book is addressed to parents, but is of …
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Whoever Yells the Loudest
In the middle of a lesson on interpersonal communication skills, a sophomore boy asked me, “Why are we having to learn all these communication skills? Everyone knows the person who yells the loudest gets what he wants.” Now, I knew this was his experience because I knew his father. The way parents talk and solve …
Inviting everyone to sign up for my 6-week course on Zoom – “Mindful Communication: Listening, Responding, and Sticking Up for Yourself.”
Offered through Flagler College's Lifelong Learning Program and open to everyone in the United States and Canada. To register, Google "Flagler College Adult Learning Program," then go to "Lifelong Learning," and click on "Personal Enrichment." You'll find a course description there and a signup button. Cost is $49.00. DATES: Monday evenings, October 24 - December …
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RESPONSIBLE KIDS: 6 Steps to Creating Them in an Irresponsible World, is a finalist in the Florida Royal Palm Literary Competition.
RESPONSIBLE KIDS: 6 Steps To Creating Them in an Irresponsible World
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Responsible Kids: 6 Steps to Creating Them In An Irresponsible World
My book is now on the market. To order the paperback edition, use the ISBN # 978-0-99904-89-8-6 or visit Amazon.com to order online. As you read my book, I invite you to send me your comments and questions. I would be delighted to correspond with you. Contact me at email@example.com
That Attitude of Entitlement
It’s that “I deserve to have anything I want” demanding tone of voice. It’s that “You are here to serve ME tone of voice. We’ve all seen it and heard it – maybe from our own kids, their friends, students, even from young employees of a business; in fact, it seems to be rampant among …
Listening To Our Kids – Real Listening – Teaches Them HOW to Deal With Disappointment and Move On.
This is a reprint from October 20, 2018. Edit Post Switch to draftPreview(opens in a new tab)UpdateAdd title Your 5th grade son didn’t make the “A” soccer team this spring, and you’re furious because he’s been a really good player ever since he started playing in kindergarten, and he was on the A team last year! …
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Could my child or my student’s “troublesome” behavior be caused by a problem with his vision?
(This blog is a reprint from 2018) Have you noticed your child (or student) becoming frustrated easily – especially when she’s doing something that requires visual concentration – like homework or reading? Or maybe he tries to avoid reading by fidgeting with everything on the desk or by clowning around or even by yawning and …
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