Nobody likes me

What parent hasn’t heard these words coming from one of their children at one time or another? Maybe you’ve said them yourself at one time or another. When those thoughts come to mind or when we hear others express them, … Continue reading

Make Reading A Family Adventure

Farmers and gardeners know you cannot make a plant grow. . . the plant grows itself. What you can do is provide the conditions for growth. (Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation, Ferlazzo) … Continue reading

Developing Your Child’s Artistic Sense

Hello from Karen Whiting Many of my books for girls involve creativity and crafts. This encourages that artistic sense. There are many ways to inspire creativity and art appreciation. Colors and beauty surround us, but we don’t always take time … Continue reading

The Power of Praise #3

We are continuing on with our theme of the power of praise. We have already looked at how the power of praise can work in our lives when things are going wrong, and how that when we don’t feel like … Continue reading