You Are My Sunshine


you are my sunshine…my only, sunshine… How long, approximately, will it take you to sing it? Would you mumble? hum it? sing chorus & verse? Or just the beginning? In the name of science and for keeping of standards, I timed it. 57 seconds, if you sing chorus-first verse-chorus. {there are, in fact, many versescontinue reading

Three YO and Name Calling


Dear Susan,  We are having major issues with my son calling kids names like cookiehead and tomatohead. He is only 3. I have told him that it hurts others feelings, but he did it to the school’s director too and she got upset and brought it to my attention. She then wanted an apology. Hecontinue reading

Mastering the Art of Communication for Parents

Happy African American Father and Mixed Race Son Playing in the Park.

As you’re working with your children, homeschooling and helping them get what they want in life, you’ll also get what you want in life. To accomplish this, mastering the art of communication is a top priority for the parent mentor. It’s also a valuable skill to pass on to your children. It’s not only aboutcontinue reading

ping. pong. score!


“How was school?” “Fine” “What happened at school today?” “Nothing.” “What did you learn in class?” “I dunno.” And so it begins. The WhatHappenedTodayAtSchool? ping-pong match. We try. Oh, how we try. But the thing is, we are asking them about what they did. And that isn’t what our brain thinks is the important stuff.continue reading

Inspire Your Children to Want to Learn

Cute pupil working at her desk

It’s as simple as this: You can’t expect your children to love learning if you don’t love to learn. If learning isn’t a joy it’s difficult to expect them to develop a joy for learning. Children learn what they live so as parents we must ask ourselves how we are living whenever we want ourcontinue reading

Simple Solution for Bedtime Battle

Simple Solution for Bedtime Battle

Dear Susan, I work from home and my husband works and goes to graduate school.  My son, 18 months old is a bright ball of energy.  He does nap but only if I rock him to sleep. And he always sneaks into our bed at night.  I’m too tired to fight it so I just let himcontinue reading