Monthly Archives: March 2008

Do we praise our children too much?

by cheri block I have been thinking about this topic for a while, but an article in the Wall Street Journal motivated me to write. The WSJ article says in summary: we are praising our employees, our students, and our … Continue reading

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The Year of the Bore

First Published: January 8, 2007 As you know, this is the Year of the Boar. I am familiar with wild boars, living in the country as I do. Recently I was sipping my coffee out in my front yard when … Continue reading

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My life is over…

by cheri block This is the time of year when college acceptances and rejections begin to arrive in local mailboxes and appear online.  Some students’ dreams are realized; others’  expectations are not met. How we, as parents, react to these … Continue reading

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It’s All About Me

  by cheri sabraw “It’s all about me!” Those are the words emblazoned across a t-shirt I recently purchased for my two-year-old grandson, Noah. Most of us who have raised children know that every child, teenager, and Millennium could be outfitted … Continue reading

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The Screen Shop

by cheri sabraw Most of us know what the acronym CPR means, but how many of us know what TPR means? The properties of TPR (Taking Personal Responsibility) were made crystal clear to me last week when I went to … Continue reading

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The Art of Note-Passing

by cheri sabraw When I was a 7th grader back in 1963, I remember how strict and mean some of my teachers were. There was to be NO TALKING in class; this rule meant big trouble for me, as my … Continue reading

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Motivating Your Child

by cheri sabraw At some point in every student’s first month of school, he or she trudges into the house defeated. Depending upon the age and sex of the student, this “defeat” manifests itself in crying, yelling, sulking, throwing a … Continue reading

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Writing: A Painful Process

by cheri sabraw Most of you will agree that writing can be a painful process. Think about the last time you had to prepare a memo, send a directive, pen a letter of recommendation, or create a speech. For most … Continue reading

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My Silent View

by cheri sabraw How we view the world is critical to our productivity, our relationship with our children and family members, and our ability to impact society. Certainly, life experiences can impact our view. Take my mother, for example. Her … Continue reading

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Manners

by cheri sabraw When I was in the 8th grade, my parents forced me to go to something called Cotillion. Although a French word meaning a formal ball, usually for women, this cotillion was for junior high school students. Our … Continue reading

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