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Eighth Wonder of the World

The eighth natural wonder of the world has been found, it is in middle school…the brain of an adolescent. It is indeed something to wonder at. Scientific studies have been done, survey’s tallied, charts graphed all come to the same … Continue reading

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Left or Right: Find balance

You may be absolutely, unequivocally correct. After all, they are your beliefs. You have every right to share them. And if people don’t like it, they can just unfriend you. I get it. I do. I love conservatives and liberals. … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Mindful Parenting and Teaching

If you’ve ever flown Southwest, you know they like to have fun with their safety announcements. I’ll never forget one that completely took me off guard – so funny and so wrong at the same time. “In the event of … Continue reading

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Parenting Styles: Cultivating the Character of Christ

I’ve shared several stories about the antics of my youngest son, Noah, such as how his teacher carried his clip on her shirt throughout kindergarten or how he graciously allowed his basketball opponents the chance at a few rebounds rather than … Continue reading

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3 L’s to promote your child’s spiritual gifts

    Your child is receiving a promotion. Sounds good, right? What are some of the first things that come to mind? Maybe you thought about skipping a grade, being named captain of a sports team, or if they have … Continue reading

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Overprotecting boys from becoming Godly men

Last Saturday I was coaching my son’s basketball team and I watched my 5+ foot tall 3rd grader politely go up for rebound after rebound. Rather than push anyone out of the way, my gracious son, who is a head … Continue reading

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Foster well-being in children: 3 lessons from positive psychology

The fundamental point of sending children to school has always been and will always be the same – a good life. A subfield of psychology that examines the good life is positive psychology. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, … Continue reading

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I’ve been there

I was in line at the doctor’s office this week, trying desperately to juggle my toddler, purse, and the clipboard of endless insurance and medical forms when I saw her. My angel. She was wearing a hot pink sweatshirt, black … Continue reading

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My friend Jim

It’s common to talk about our work. Within minutes of making a new acquaintance, someone usually asks, “so what do you do?” What we do is the label that often defines us. I’m a teacher, doctor, mother, etc. I’m not … Continue reading

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The common core or the common good: Are we losing the battle today in the war for tomorrow?

Deep in the woods, lying in a hammock swaying back and forth, I daydreamed while watching the sun disappear and reappear between the tree tops. It reminded me of sparklers on the 4th of July and the joy I felt … Continue reading

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