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Say What's Wrong and Make It Right

Proven system that develops children's independence in conflict resolution and communication

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Harmonious Homework Hints 101A

Posted on 8 September, 2015 at 16:45 Comments comments (107)

If this idea appeals to you, the following quiz may be the best test you have ever taken.  There is no grade.  It is just a guide to assist you in finding ways to create greater harmony around homework.  It is written in three parts: A) Setting the Time; B) Setting the Place; and C) Setting the Mood. Parts B & C will follow in the days to come.

Setting the Time

1.  Does your child have a homework...

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It's a brand new year!

Posted on 26 August, 2015 at 22:30 Comments comments (115)

...in the school world that is.  This is an opportunity to introduce change.  We as a society think about making a positive change in our lives every January first.  Think about something you've been wanting to change in your life or your family life.  Here are some ideas to stimulate your thinking:

  • Schedule family game nights throughout the next few months.
  • Plan and provide for more fun and laughter in your life.
  • Connect to feelings and needs...

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Speaking of Feelings

Posted on 4 August, 2015 at 17:15 Comments comments (106)

Todd Parr, a best-selling children's author and illustrator has written a lovely book, "It's Okay to Be Different" (2001) Little, Brown, and Company. The book introduces and validates many feelings.  The focus is, also, on the specialness and uniqueness of every individual.


A fun way to broaden a child's vocablary and understanding of feeling is, "Feelings Flashcards" by Todd Parr (2010) Chronicle Books...

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Children as Problem-solvers

Posted on 22 July, 2015 at 14:10 Comments comments (92)

The following example of the value of "Say What's Wrong and Make It Right" was relayed to me by an elementary school principal.

While on yard duty, a kndergarten girl complained, to the principal, "Tommy is chasing me."

Mrs. Brown, the principal responded, "Let's go talk to him."

Tommy's immediate response was: "I didn't chase her."

Mrs. Brown: "I didn't say you did.  You're not in trouble.  You just need to listen to Lisa."


Mrs. Brown guide...

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Inspired

Posted on 7 July, 2015 at 21:30 Comments comments (87)

I wish you all could have been with me this morning.  I was given the rare opportunity to see and hear the Dalai Lama.  He radiates complete joy and compassion for all.  I was filled with joy just being in his presence.  It definitely rubbed off.  

The main thought I took away is, "We all have to do what we can to make a difference."  So now I'm even more motivated to find ways to share "Say What's Wrong and Make It Right."

Off we go!!

Posted on 23 May, 2015 at 14:30 Comments comments (57)

Off we go!!!

I am very excited!!  Say What's Wrong and Make It Right, the book, is finally completed. I am so grateful to so many of you for using the Five-Step Process in your own families, classrooms, and even, workplaces.  Your input has helped me hone the program to the useful, workable communication tool it is today.  Your encouragement has added to the joy I receive from teaching the program.  Also, your words and...

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