Bullying Prevention Starts at Home

On March 10, the White House hosted a Conference on Bullying Prevention in which students, parents, educators and community leaders discussed ways to combat this problem which affects 13 million students in the U.S. — roughly one-third of the school-age population — who are victims of bullying.

President and First Lady Obama spoke on how […]

Talk to Your Kids about What Happened at School

On March 10, the White House hosted a Conference on Bullying Prevention in which students, parents, educators and community leaders discussed ways to combat this problem which affects 13 million students in the U.S. — roughly one-third of the school-age population — are victims of bullying.

President Obama spoke on how sometimes it is difficult […]

Back-To-School Nights & Parent-Teacher Conferences: start your child’s school year off right!

When September comes, children go back to school and parents begin the job of managing homework, activities, and school life. I have compiled some tips to help parents prepare for their first parent-teacher conference and/or back-to-school night.

To make the school year a successful one for you and your child, I offer you the following […]

Examining the Florida Bus Case: Lessons For All Parents

As a psychologist and overall advocate for children with special needs, I am horrified and saddened by the behavior of James Willie Jones on a Seminole County, Florida school bus on September 3rd. However, I am equally appalled at the actions, or lack thereof, by the school bus driver and school district to protect Mr. […]