FREE WEBINAR: How To Help With Spelling

Written by Maren Schmidt

In today’s tech world with computerized dictation programs, along with the ability to use spelling auto-correct as we write, there is an educational faction that says that learning to spell is unimportant, that spelling is dead.

Research shows,...

Learning To Question

Written by Maren Schmidt

Information is an avalanche.

Technology experts tell us that every two days we now create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.

To be able to dig ourselves out of this morass of words and images, in order to...

Learning To Deal With Change

Written by Maren Schmidt

Learning to deal with change has become one of the critical life skills of our times.

The amount of new information that we can access through the internet grows in such a geometrical progression that it staggers the mind.

In 2010 Eric Schmidt,...

The Prepared Environment

Written by Maren Schmidt

"Pretend that you just found out that you'll have to be in a wheelchair for a year, possibly longer. What adjustment would you have to make to your home to accommodate this change? This week crawl around your house, through every room, and make a...

Three Levels of Obedience

Written by Maren Schmidt

Sometimes when I am working on the computer I feel like a three-year-old.

At least, I think I feel like a three-year-old.

I try to do some function that I haven't done in a while, and I look at the computer screen wondering how I did it. When I...

Learning To Love To Learn

Written by Maren Schmidt

Trying to keep our children frustration free by controlling the consequences of movement--for example using spill proof drinking cups instead of ones that can spill-- prevents our children from getting necessary and accurate feedback for optimal...

Helping Your Child Learn To Listen

Written by Maren Schmidt

"You can't help your child learn anything if you don't teach them to listen and pay attention. That's what you have to do first."

I overheard Tricia, a mother of three, as she visited with a father at a parent get-together.

Afraid of breaking a...

Learning To Make Good Decisions

Written by Maren Schmidt

What should we teach our children?

Research shows that 80% of the facts we learn for tests are forgotten in a month. We remember best that information with which we have an emotional connection. It's a lot easier to remember your birthday than...

Understanding Your Child's Artwork

Written by Maren Schmidt

A visitor gushed over my four-year-old daughter's new and quite abstract painting on our refrigerator. "Oh, what a beautiful painting. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen."

I was pleased that my daughter had remembered to say, "Thank...

FREE WEBINAR: Steps To Reading Success

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

In Steps To Reading Success, you'll learn:

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