Small Change


I try to be a good person and on some days I succeed, most days I fail miserably, just ask my family, my friends, my kids, or my students. But I try and I have always had grandiose plans so when I first saw the quote from Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see […]

Tips to Avoid the Summer Slide

My youngest playing on the playground slide.

As you plan your family outings, vacations and general summer fun, what will you do to ensure that your child does not fall behind in school? Yes, you heard me correctly – even as those school buses drop off your precious cargo one last time – some parents are already thinking ahead for their summer […]

Active Kids Get Better Test Scores

Kids need plenty of physical activity for increased ability to learn and absorb information.

As parents and grandparents, we’ve known for decades that an active lifestyle can help children be more physically fit. It is one way to fight the obesity epidemic by giving children a good foundation in physical activity. But did you know that activity makes them smarter too? Moving Can Make Kids Smarter John J. Ratey, […]