The Power Of Story

October 25th, 2016

The Power of  Story My dad is one of the best storytellers I know. It doesn’t hurt that he has had an interesting life, growing up in Indonesia, the son of a couple who relocated from the Netherlands (another wonderful story), and subsequently marrying an American who convinced him to emigrate to the U.S. in the early 1960’s. At the family gathering for my mother’s funeral in 1992, he…

Take Ten. Really, It’s Okay!

October 17th, 2016

“O that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” (Psalm 55:6 NRS)   One of the greatest gifts of back-to-school is that parents have just a bit more time for themselves. Gone are the long days of summer, which may be pretty empty for families with special needs. All of that time and creative energy put into filling…

Present Time Kids™: Change Your Mind, Change Your Body….Change Your LIFE! – By Heather Goodwin and Cheryl Hensley

September 26th, 2016

“I am calm, I am focused, I am ready to learn.” Is it just me, or is that the kind of self-talk you fantasize going thru your kid’s mind all day? Well, as they say, dreams can come true. Today’s children can claim a new educational reality for themselves and teachers can put away their proverbial “genie lamps”. In fact, science has proven that emotionally-regulated,…