freshman year of high school

To the Mom of a High School Freshmen

Freshman year of high school is a milestone transition for both the moms and the kids. Moms, this is how you mentally prepare for freshman year of high school. Read More

my teen has low motivation

Frustrated Mom – Your Unmotivated Teen Will Find Success

My teen has no motivation. What should a parent do when their teen has low motivation? Is this common? Will my child ever feel successful? Read More

Parents, Help Your Kids Thrive in School by Asking these 4 Questions

(Inside: Do you want to help your kid thrive in school? These four questions will help your child find success and enjoy his or her educational journey.) I scanned the array of graduation photos spread out in front of me. Geez, it’s been years since I’ve taught these amazing students in high school.   I picked up a picture of a Read More

Kids’ Morning Routine Checklist: Get Your Kids Out The Door Happy And On-Time

A kids morning routine checklist that will help your morning run smoothly. It’s an editable morning routine chart so you can make it your own. Read More

One Thing Every Middle School Parent Should Know

(Inside: Prepare your child for middle school. This one thing will help parents and children thrive during the middle school years.)   When I was in middle school, my mom came and sat next to me for two class periods to, ahem, “encourage” me to behave. I didn’t deal well with the big emotions of those transition years Read More

Moms, You’ll Better Enjoy the End of the School Year Remembering THIS

The end of the school year can be crazy, and many moms dread May. However, you’ll better enjoy the end of the school year remembering THIS. Read More

my kid hates to read

Why I’m NOT Freaking Out that My Struggling Readers Has Low Scores

(Inside: Your struggling reader is going to be just fine. Encouragement for parents and practical steps to take when your kid doesn’t want to read.)   My Child Doesn’t Want to Read My oldest son cried every day for 2 years about it. Every day. It was horrific. I started to dread it… …the 20 Read More

The Best Part about the First Day of School – Do You Feel This Magic Too?

(Inside: Do you see this bonus in the first day of school? Hear the encouraging message for both kids and moms on the first day of school.)   I love the start of a new school year.  It holds so much promise.  Like none of last year’s challenges will arise.   My now 2nd grader Read More