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 …

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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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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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As the song goes, “Freedom Isn’t Free”

Kids lament, “ I can’t wait to grow up so I can do anything I want.” Adults know better. We know that to have freedom of independence, we have to follow the rules or live with the consequences. We have the freedom to drive wherever we want, but we have to go the speed limit …

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