Category Archives: Loss

Relationships are the Key to Performance not Ability

We all want our children to “work up to their ability,” but how do we measure that? Traditionally, one starts by “evaluating” the child to determine a “baseline” of ability. The problem is that such results are artificial and distort … Continue reading

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Each Conflict Is A Chance to Find Our Center

We understand conflict as a bad thing, but conflict is an opportunity to find our center. Please follow and like us:

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The Equipment for Happiness is Built In

 Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise. –Hans Selye Each of us has a genius. I am not saying each of us IS a genius. In fact BEING a genius … Continue reading

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Strengthen The Reality-Testing Mechanism

How truthful can we be with kids? Jim, a single fifty-five-year-old raising a five-year-old son, Luke, posed the following child-rearing question: “I decided to have Luke when I was 49. Why a single man would suddenly decide to have a … Continue reading

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School is about Keeping it Together and Being Right; Education is about Breaking, Being Wrong and Becoming Whole

 Parents and teachers would do well to observe Yom Kippur all year round A two-year-old boy entered a Montessori classroom clinging to his mother. While she talked to the teacher, he hung on her leg looking anxiously around the room. … Continue reading

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