Learning To Stop And Think

Written by Maren Schmidt

Impulsivity is a sign of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and probably most 36-month-olds’ behavior would meet the criteria for being ADHD.

Some of the criteria follow: makes careless mistakes, has difficulty sustaining attention in...

FREE WEBINAR: Understanding How Children Learn To Read

Written by Maren Schmidt
  • Want FUN reading activities to do with preschoolers?
  • Want to feel confident about children's reading?

In Understanding How Children Learn To Read, you'll learn:

  • Skills essential to reading success
  • Common developmental obstacles
  • Why one...

An Attitude Of Gratitude

Written by Maren Schmidt

"What do you see?" our communications professor asked as he held up a black and white ink drawing.

"A beautiful Gibson-style girl with a feather in her hat."

"No, it's an old hag with a witch's nose and a scarf tied over her head."

As we...

Learning To Speak Effectively

Written by Maren Schmidt

Over the past few weeks we’ve been discussing tools for our children’s success in a future that we may have difficulty imagining.

We do know that there are timeless learning tools that have enabled humans to adapt to new challenges. We are in the...

Learning To Engage

Written by Maren Schmidt

Knowing and not doing, is really not to know at all.  To truly know and experience something, we must engage.  We can watch all the football games in the world, but until we learn to throw an accurate pass, run past a halfback, or have been...

FREE WEBINAR: Dealing With Difficult Behaviors

Written by Maren Schmidt

Are you dealing with these aspects of difficult behaviors with children?

  • Parent's denial about the behavior
  • Lack of strategies on how to assist a child with difficult behaviors
  • Too much time spent supervising a child
  • Handling the stress and...

Learning To Set Goals

Written by Maren Schmidt

Goal setting seems to be an adult-oriented skill set.

How do we help our children learn to set goals?

Understanding The Three-Hour Work Cycle

Written by Maren Schmidt

Tired and agitated, Sara got ready for bed. What had happened to the day? She had woken up fresh that morning, ready to have a productive day.

During breakfast, Sara's assistant had called to alert Sara that she wouldn't be in to copy the reports...

Learning How To Care

Written by Maren Schmidt

Many things in life seem to be a closed system, as if certain concepts flow through an electric circuit.

To get respect, give respect. To have a friend, be a friend. Care for others and they’ll care for you.

The key to success in learning to care...

Alternatives To Punishment

Written by Maren Schmidt

Six-year old Bobby walks into the kitchen from playing soccer.

Bobby's dad, Tom, had asked Bobby to take off his muddy shoes before entering the house. Red Georgia mud dotted the new hallway and den carpet.

When Tom sees the footprints, he is...