Free Webinar: What Does It Take To Become A Good Observer?

Written by Maren Schmidt on September 05, 2017
  • Have you ever wished for the proverbial teacher's eyes in the back of your head?
  • Do you want to help children overcome their learning obstacles?

Observation is the skill to help you become more effective.

FREE WEBINAR: Dealing With Difficult Behaviors

Written by Maren Schmidt on July 12, 2017

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...

FREE WEBINAR: Helping Children Learn To Listen 

Written by Maren Schmidt on May 21, 2017

In my many years of working with young children, there is one question I hear frequently from parents and teachers:

How do I get children to listen to me?

When we are confronted with tantrums, defiant behavior, or worse, it’s difficult to know...

Habit 6: Synergize

Written by Maren Schmidt on February 01, 2017

Synergize?

When I first read The 7 Habits, this idea of synergize lacked clarity for me.

Covey subtitles this chapter on synergy as Principles of Creative Cooperation.

As I incorporated the first five habits into my life, though, synergy...

Five Step Problem Solving

Written by Maren Schmidt on January 18, 2017

"Stop!" I heard six-year-old Alan tell a couple of three-year-old girls. "I think you've got a problem."

Lila and Susan, the three-year-olds, were tugging and grunting to see who would get possession of a puzzle. Alan continued, "I think you both...

Habit 5: Seek First To Understand

Written by Maren Schmidt on January 04, 2017

There are four basic types of communication: Reading and writing, listening and speaking.

Most of our days are spent communicating in some form or the other.

Our school days are filled with learning to become better readers and writers, but how...

Is Your Child Getting Enough Vitamin N?

Written by Maren Schmidt on November 15, 2016

 

In about 5 minutes, John Rosemond explains the danger in our children's lives of not getting enough Vitamin N.  

Eye-opening!

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Written by Maren Schmidt on November 02, 2016

In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey tells us that time management is a misnomer.