How to Have Difficult Conversations with Kids

How to Have Difficult Conversations with Kids

Tough conversations are everywhere. We face them in our professional and personal lives every single day. As a parent though, tough conversations with our children seem more important – because I always feel like my daughter uses all the big and little moments in life...
Travel Teaches Kids about Tolerance

Travel Teaches Kids about Tolerance

Tolerance. Dignity. Respect. Peace. We live in a world where future generations depend on these concepts being understood – and valued by our children. During my teaching days – I remember always starting the school year off with books that highlighted the importance...
Get Kids Talking With Three Good Things

Get Kids Talking With Three Good Things

If you ask my daughter to tell you about our month long trip to Italy several years ago, she would launch into a second by second accounting – of being locked in a bathroom on the island of Murano. If you asked her if she enjoyed her trip to Riviera Maya for Spring...
Why I do not want to have a cocktail

Why I do not want to have a cocktail

Everyone loves a great parody of the popular Disney movie Frozen – I have seen several that I love – especially “Let it Go” by Deva Dalporto. But last week as I watched a video called “Do you want to have a cocktail?” – I developed an uncomfortable feeling...