Posts tagged life lessons

Children’s Books That Changed Our Lives as Adults

Do your friends bring back porcelain pig souvenirs for you from their family vacations? Is your curio cabinet full of replica pigs of every size and dimension? Did you ever wonder to yourself why the sight of those little pink hairless pigs with squiggly tails just make your heart melt? The answer might just be […]

Yes To Love

Remember the engagement video First Live Lip-Dub Marriage Proposal, that same couple have made another great one… Tweet

5 Things Single Parents Should Never Say to their Child

I was 7 years old when my parents divorced. Because of the hostilities between them, my sisters and I were separated from each other and we bounced from relative to relative staying in different homes until things settled down. They never really did. The change was a traumatic one and led to some instances of […]

Teaching Kids How to Fight Fair

“Communications” was a required course my freshman year in College.  I wish I had been given this course in elementary school!  It taught listening skills and the rules for fighting fair.  I had never heard of such a thing.  In my family, we just fought.  Anything that came to mind flung out of our mouths […]

Some Steve Job Life Lessons for Education

The recent passing of Steve Jobs gives us a chance to remember his innovative spirit and influence which extended deeply into the education space. Jobs contributed much to education—far beyond the Mac labs that continue to shape high school students. But beyond his iconic Apple products and memorable university commencement speeches, the enduring legacy that […]

Out of the Mouths of Babies: 4 Children’s Books That Teach You Something

Remember how fun reading was as a kid? You would beg your parents to read just one more book before you went to bed. You wished so bad that you could read the books yourself. Now that you can read all by yourself, those books seem childish. What is the point in reading them again? […]