Category Archives: Anger

Don’t Get Mad; Get Creative (revisited)

Margaret had a classic class clown in her second grade one year. Ruben was smart, active, inquisitive, and made the class laugh several times a day, disrupting Margaret’s lessons. She found him infuriating, but fury was not recognized as an … Continue reading

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Leadership is Knowing When to Lead and When to Follow

At 5:07 pm one Tuesday in October of 1989, when I was in my second year as director of a school in Oakland, California, the ground began to shake. I was off campus, up on the third floor of our … Continue reading

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Will Acts of Terrorism Ever Stop? Can Your Smart Phone Help?

Will acts of terrorism ever stop? A question born of wishful thinking, I’m afraid. Even though our world is actually becoming safer, hornets nests of anger and frustration will still erupt into violence from time to time. With 7 billion … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Adult Authority. What is Authority? Where is Love?

On Shaming in Sports In her article, “Shame on Rutgers–Shame on Us,” which came out in Psychology Today today, Dr. Marilyn Price-Mitchel points to the evils of shaming in sports. She highlights the righteous indignation of Governor Chris Christie who asks, “What parent would … Continue reading

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The Game of Being an Involved Parent

Children have to learn good decision-making by actually making decisions, but that doesn’t mean parents need to back off. It means changing the quality of the involvement. The game of being an involved parent keeps changing. That’s a good thing. … Continue reading

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