Category Archives: Separation anxiety

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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Still Face Experiments are More about Power than Attachment Parenting

Still face experiments demonstrate the importance of babies’ attachment to their parents. The video below portrays the natural human process of attachment between a baby and mother, and then the effects of non-responsiveness on the part of the mother. Please … Continue reading

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Failure to Launch? Stop Parenting and Be a Parent

With a simple click, Amy French – at home, work, or on her cell phone – can find out how her 13-year-old son, Bryan Kimball, did on an exam or if he turned in his homework. French is on PowerSchool, … Continue reading

Posted in Achievement, Authority, Challenge, Character, Children, Education, Genius, Homework, Mistakes, parent anxiety, Parent-Teacher Partnerships, parent/teacher conference, Parenting, Responsibility, Self-determination, Separation anxiety, Success, Technology and Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Leave and Learn

Having trouble separating from your children on the opening day of school? Separation from our children goes deep. The sun rose at 6:30 on the morning of August 22 in the hills above Philo, California. I know because I was … Continue reading

Posted in Character, Discipline, Education, First Day of School, Genius, Loss, parent anxiety, Parenting, Preschool, Separation anxiety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments