Review-Stories to Grow On – Reviewing Red Thread Sisters

Stories to Grow On  My mother often suggested I put myself in someone else’s shoes when trying to understand their viewpoint or reaction to a situation.  A good story allows me to do just that.  And as a parent and educator I know that relating to characters or events in a story often nurtures real learning as opposed to the … Read More

Adoption Coaching

ADOPTION COACHING: A NEW RESOURCE FOR ADOPTIVE FAMILIES By Guest Author Sally Ankerfelt It was two years ago this July that my son and I took the trip-of-a-lifetime to the Philippines, his homeland. For a year prior to our trip, we had talked about going back with our son who was adopted at age 16 months and was now 13 years … Read More

Cheering on Confidence Through Activity

Genuine confidence is a way of thinking about yourself and your abilities. Confidence is your perception of your own potential; it’s a kind of long-term thinking that powers you through the obstacles and tough times, helping you solve problems and putting you in the way of success. Your confidence is quite a separate matter from your social skills. John Eliot, … Read More

Locomotion Motivation

This past weekend,  I noticed a group of kids playing out in their front yard.  Listening to the sound of their laughter brought back memories of the many hours my brothers and I spent outdoors engaged in a variety of individual and organized physical activity.  Our endorphin factories worked to the max as we played tag, hide and seek, and … Read More