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A POWERFUL Exercise from Mr. Rogers

I wanted to share an article with you that my husband David wrote to his business consulting clients at Thanksgiving.  It refers to business, but it’s relevant to us all, whether were building a business or building confident kids. Here it is.  Enjoy! A POWERFUL Exercise from Mr. Rogers Have you seen it yet? “A…
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Blessing: Exceptional Talent / Challenge: Lack of Focus and Follow-Through

My son was a music major in college and is currently in the music industry as Production Coordinator and Tour Manager.  If you know any really gifted musicians, then you probably understand what we mean when we refer to the “musician personality.” Musicians often seem to be in real need of a manager as their…
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Thankful for You – The Persistent Parent!

Recently the mom of one of our former students emailed me and said, “We are still so grateful for all that Donovan learned from attending the learning center.  He just thanked me a few weeks ago for sending him to the Stowell Learning Center.”  How cool is that? If you are a parent trying to…
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My Child’s Spelling is Atrocious. What Does it Mean?

I have some avid game players in my extended family, so when we get together for the holidays, we play all kinds of games, particularly word games, of which my mom is a wizard! For a dyslexic child or adult, word games can be an absolute nightmare. I met a neurosurgeon once who shared with…
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DYSLEXIA or ADHD?

We recently tested two boys with very similar learning strengths and challenges.  In testing, they both had good attention, but one became squirmy in his chair whenever he had to read. The squirmy little guy had been diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder without Hyperactivity).  He was never a problem in class, but was reported…
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Fooled You!

I remember playing Hide-and-Seek as a kid. Our very best games were down at the state park by the beach because there were lots of fun places to hide.  We got such delight out of fooling our friends with a really great hiding place. In the right context, hiding can be fun.  But hiding your…
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