I Hope That My Brother Bullies Me

A Student's Positive Perspective on Bullying"I hope that my brother is mean to me".  A seventh grade boy (whom I'll call Dylan) shared this with me following a recent school assembly.  As a youth motivational speaker, my goal was to give students a different outlook...

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Host a Speaker or School Assembly for Red Ribbon Week

Students say "no" to drugs, alcohol, and violence Red Ribbon Week 2018 will take place October 23-31 at schools across the country.  Donning a red ribbon, many students will pledge to live drug free, as part of on-campus activities.  Sponsored by the National Family...

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Secrets to a Rocking Professional Development Training

How to create empowering learning experiences As kids will soon be heading back to school, administrators are busy planning for the upcoming year and that means putting together staff in-service trainings.  Over the last eight years, I have trained thousands of...

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Cultivating Your Child’s Passion

Every kid has dreams, talents, and passions.  One of the greatest opportunities as a parent is the ability to cheer your child on and help the grow to accomplish their goals. Listening to "The Warning" from Monterrey, Mexico makes me wonder what involvement their...

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A Simple Tip to Boost Student Achievement

Teens today are more anxious than ever before.  The world's stressors are great, communication is constant, and it all can get overwhelming very quickly.  All too often, I see parents with the best intentions add to this stress and the pressure can break even the...

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Helping Kids Learn Coping Skills

It's true that coping skills are becoming a popular topic of conversation, as we seek to reduce stress and find our happy places, once again.  In an era where adult coloring has become a fad and millenials are opening coffee shops where you can pet cats while sipping...

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