The Do’s and Don’ts About Bullying

Programs to stop bullying proliferate, yet most fail.  Why? Parents hear of bullying but lack effective means of responding to it.  What can be done?

Do watch the body language of your children carefully. Bullied children often exhibit somatic complaints such as headaches and stomachaches.… Read More >

The Development of Resilience

[Excerpt from J. Luvmour’s book in progress: Adult Development with children.
Due for release in 2014]

Let’s face it; life with children can be stressful. Resilience under stressful circumstances is not often easy to come by. Many parents feel that their own parents did not understand them,… Read More >

How to choose the right school for your child

How to choose the right school for your child

Finding the right school for you and your child can be challenging. There are many options out there and you want to feel confident that you are making the right choice – one that will enable your child to reach their full potential.

Maybe you… Read More >

The 5 Essentials of Successful Schools

As part of my ongoing work, I try and keep current on the research others are doing in education. I recently came across a study that the University of Chicago did on what makes a successful school. After 15 years of research on schools, the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School… Read More >

Joy in Education

This blog focuses on the Goal #4 of Summa Academy— An enriched— never diminished—ability to find joy and wonder in themselves, the world, and people around them.

How does joy arise?

When we are respected we know joy. When our gifts are appreciated we know joy. When there is opportunity to… Read More >

Three Meaningful Responses to Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry is not natural. We are not born with preprogrammed circuitry that says “Thou shall be rivals with your sibling.” It is neither inevitable nor something that we have to live with. Unfortunately sibling rivalry arises in many families. How does this happen and what can we do… Read More >

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