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...

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?

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...

Learning To Be Good At Doing Things

Written by Maren Schmidt

Recently I read an article by a father of a three-year-old boy discussing his son’s prowess in the kitchen, and what a surprising amount of tasks his son could accomplish—washing vegetables, stemming mushrooms, cracking eggs and kneading dough.

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Three Ways To Change Behavior

Written by Maren Schmidt

Lisa is so different from Grace. Grace never broke anything when she was this age. Lisa breaks something every day," Meg told me at our playgroup with ourone-year olds.

Meg, a long-time friend, was over 30 when she had her first child....

Learning To Make Choices

Written by Maren Schmidt

Our children’s world is changing at a pace that is difficult to comprehend.

The jobs that are here today probably won’t exist in ten, much less twenty years.

We need to teach and help our children learn a skill set that will enable them to...

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,...

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...

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...