5 Tricks to Get Kids to Smile in Family Photos

Just thinking about having a family photo taken is enough to give some parents headaches. Chances are these are the parents whose children are either camera shy, or their child simply cannot sit still for a photo to be taken. There are a few tricks that parents can use though, that can help make the […]

Fear of Failure

“One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.” – John W. Gardner, former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. It’s easy to associate Gardner’s observation with adults. When we see the phrase “stop learning,” we tend to imagine someone who has already graduated and perhaps […]

Building a Better Student: The Shy Artist

One of the most frequently asked questions of an author during school assemblies is “When did you start writing?” Many times the question is rooted in self-doubt; essentially the student is asking, “At what age will I be good enough to try this?” I get it. I was a shy artist, too. That’s why I […]