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Generation Y in the Work Place

Generation Y in the Work Place

With my oldest home from college this weekend, I noticed how frequently my very confident Gen Y criticized me regarding the speed in which I mastered just about any electronic task such as completing a Google Search, or looking for…

A Break from Homework Overload

It is two to three weeks into summer and I still feel like I need to ask my 16 year old if she is doing her homework.  My daughter’s junior year of high school definitely proved to be the worst…

Boys’ Social and Learning Challenges: Gaming to Re-engage for Learning

As a special holiday tribute to all of our favorite boys out there, I am offering a 3 part series  on the social-emotional  and learning challenges young boys face in today’s culture.  The post below is the first of a…

Ending Bullying

An article in The Atlantic magazine on elementary school anti-bullying curricula is sure to be controversial. Its headline suggests the way to go is to “Fix the Victims.” But would a more accurate wording be “Blame the Victims”? Here is…

Social Skills Training: Unlocking Shyness One Step at a TIme

Shyness is a form of social anxiety. In its most extreme state, it is called Selective Mutism. Although rather cute as a young child, shyness can become quite painful as the child enters school where there are increased demands to…