Hitting a Home Run in a Two Career Family

Last Wednesday, I was a grandmother who hit a home run. My granddaughter, a senior on her way to Stanford and her classmate geared to Georgetown - valedictorian and salutatorian of their high school class - were honored by the Regional Superintendents group. That was definitely a double. It became a triple when I learned that both girls come from two career … [Read more...]

Big Problem: Majority of Our Kids are Bored, Tired and Stressed in School

Here you are working your butt off to give your kids the best of everything and research by top Yale professors confirms that your kids are down on school. Not happy in private, public, urban or suburban schools. Kids feel boredom, tiredness and stress from 9 to 3. Is deadness replacing life for the majority of our school aged children and adolescents? I didn’t love school … [Read more...]

Avoid Heartbreak: Respond to Conflict. Don’t react to it!

Dr. Viktor Frankel was a prisoner in a concentration camp yet never reacted to his jailers. He believed that: “between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” Rather than obsess about the dangers surrounding him, Frankel created an internal space in which he thought positively about each member … [Read more...]