FREE WEBINAR | Helping Children Learn To Listen

helping children learn to listen

In my many years of working with young children, there is one question I hear frequently from parents and teachers: How do I get children to listen to me? When we are confronted with tantrums, defiant behavior, or worse, it’s difficult to know what to do. But these situations are usually avoidable, or at least […]


How To Support Self-Regulation

How To Support Self-Regulation

Back in the early 1990’s the long term findings of the 1960’s Walter Mischel  “marshmallow study” were released. When I read the findings of the Mischel study it became evident to me that something simple as having children wait for a minute or two for snack might help them develop better self-control and all the benefits […]


BOOK | The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

One of the things I’ve missed the past two years of covid isolation is not going to the bookstore and poking around. As long as I can remember, going to a bookstore and walking up and down the aisles, looking for a title that might catch my eye, has been one of my favorite pastimes.  […]


FREE WEBINAR | The Child’s Need To Belong

the child's need to belong

We all need to feel like we belong. Children’s behavior is directed towards getting the emotional connection of belonging. Watch this series of five videos to learn about four basic, yet unconscious, goals that drive our children’s behavior. You’ll learn how these goals, when met, make for a child who is happy, cooperative, self-motivated and self-aware.


READ ALONG | A Return To Love

Over the past two years of dealing with pandemic isolation, I’ve done a lot of thinking and reading.  When I asked myself what were the five most important books (outside of The Bible) I’ve read and truly incorporated into my life, here’s the list: A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A COURSE […]


Choosing Love

Choose Love

For the most part, I don’t like to think in dichotomies. Yes, some issues are black and white. Usually I see a lot of gray in between. What I’ve been fortunate enough to experience for many years is a fundamental human decision that is clearly divided. This decision is either/or. There is no in-between. Every […]


Survey Results from our Kids Talk Community

Indefatigable Spirit

In mid-May I sent a two question survey out to our Kids Talk Community to help me understand the many challenges with children that parents, teachers and school administrators find themselves right now.  As of June 6, I’ve received 205 responses that reflect about 5% of Kids Talk subscribers.  Here’s what you told me: Your […]


FREE WEBINAR | What About Kindergarten? A Montessori Perspective

What about kindergarten?

It’s a perennial problem for Montessori schools. How can we show parents the importance of the third year of our programs for children 3 to 6 years old? Because the third year in a Montessori program is truly a leap year! This is a session that you will want to let all of your school […]


FREE WEBINAR | Planning For Summer Fun

Planning For Summer Fun

Are you concerned about having enough activities to full up the entire summer? At home and at school? In this “instant” webinar, Planning For Summer Fun… Parent or teacher you’ll learn: How to  co-create with children a summer full of fun on-target activities. How to prepare the indoors and outdoors. Tips for road trip activities. […]


Establishing Purpose

Over the last two posts, we’ve been looking at three key skills that can help us build strong school communities:   Build safety.  When we create a safe environment, people connect, create bonds of belonging, and forge a group identify.  Share vulnerability.  We express our organization’s true needs with clarity and urgency.  Doing this allows others to step forward […]