Category Archives: adolescent

Teen: Seeking Compassionate Life With Passion

Dear Friends, Just returned from our Yearly Meeting (Quaker speak for our annual get-together where we do business, socialize and seek and share Spirit with others–and eat, and laugh and watch how fast our children have grown since last year). … Continue reading

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The Most Influential Teacher

I spent a whole career having the wonderful privilege of being with kids.  From baby to late teen, I was invited to share in their journey into adulthood.  Typical of my learning pattern, I kind of went at it backwards. … Continue reading

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Understanding Styles of Conflict Resolution

  February is quickly approaching.  That means that we are about to begin a month or more of kids being “prickly.”  If we place ourselves in a classroom, in the middle of February, it seems that life has become extremely … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Making Our Children Safe

A Friend stood up in Meeting this past First Day (Sunday) and with a struggle to contain her emotions, spoke of the new rules for her son’s kindergarten class.  The door to the classroom will be locked at all times. … Continue reading

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The Best Resolution

What we ARE teaches the students far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our students to become.                                 ——-from the Yoakum (Texas) Intermediate School We must be what we want our children to grow … Continue reading

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Trudges and ZINGS

Trudge, Trudge, Trudge, . . . ZING . . . Trudge, Trudge, Trudge. For Sesame Street lovers, this may be a “blast from the past.”  Do you remember watching Sesame Street where the fuzzy caterpillar (as I remember it) slowly … Continue reading

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Why We Need Celebrations

First off, I’ll confess.  I really like celebrations.  Big, not-so-big, totally private and expected.  Balloons or not, food, drink and merry in whatever sizes and amounts.  For me, celebrations mark something new, whether it’s a car, a graduation, the finishing … Continue reading

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