Learning How to Learn

Both of my boys were eager, hands-on learners. My oldest, especially, would get so frustrated if Tom (his Dad) and I anticipated an opportunity for him to learn something and, instead, walked him through the lesson. We always meant well, but we were unknowingly taking away a “conquering moment” each time. We never realized we were substituting a “teaching moment” in place of his “learning moment.” In our defense, he was also a strong-willed, stubborn child and seemed to have → Read more

Learning How to Learn2020-10-23T11:08:05-04:00

Face the Fear

Many of you know that I coach a color guard (you know, the girls who spin the flags in a marching band). Two days before the Raleigh Christmas Parade a young color guard member was about to give up her potential position of marching where the camera would capture her performing for 1/2 million viewers to see. She wasn't sure she would smile and she didn't want to let down the guard. She came to me and said - "I → Read more

Face the Fear2020-10-23T11:13:32-04:00
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