Sometimes it’s hard for parents (and even teachers!) to determine if certain struggles or behaviors are just a normal part of the learning process, or an indicator of a deeper issue. Certain problems can serve as red flags that a cognitive skill weakness may be causing serious learning […]
I’ve eaten at hundreds of restaurants in my life, but I’ve never worked at one. My wife was a waitress in college, so when we go out to eat and I complain about something, she’s usually able to offer me an explanation. The table next to ours received […]
“Note: I’m 13 and this is all aimed at my dad, he and my mom are split up. And lots of this is venting.” If I’m staring off into space I’m probably thinking about something you don’t wanna know about. Stop asking me what I’m thinking about. If […]
As a teacher, have you ever met the parents of a misbehaving student, and suddenly realized why the student behaves that way?
“Yep! When I worked daycare, there was a little boy who was worryingly sexual with the other children. He was about five, and he would kiss pictures of the Disney princesses and call them “sexy babies”, he would get into the little girl’s cots during naptime and sometimes […]
We asked teachers what were the worst things they were ever told by angry parents at Parent-Teacher conferences. Here are the most ridiculous responses we got back! End of Year Party Games (Fun End of School Year Activities) “My son should not be prohibited from eating a peanut […]
I have been a teacher for over 20 years. Do you know how many times I have been truly inspired by professional development? Well, you can count them on two hands. The other hundred or so times, I felt worse than I did when I entered the sessions. […]
Here are the signs of psychopathy in kids and what to do about them It’s likely that many parents have at times questioned—even if it’s for a split second—whether a child’s lack of remorse or empathy might be a sign of a much bigger problem. But no parent […]