• INTERVIEW TALES

    Ok, I’m here and on time—good start to my interview. Ooops!  Look at the time!  I have to get in there!   Let me just touch up my lipstick . . . shoot!  I have lipstick all over my engagement ring . . . it’s covered in red! Ok, don’t ...
  • DEATH AT BLARNEY CASTLE

    “Did you kiss the Blarney stone?” I asked my grandmother. “Certainly! You can’t go to Ireland without kissing the Blarney stone!” “Is it a rule or something?” “Of course not, but why go all the way there and miss it?” I didn’t have an answer to that, so when I ...
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    What’s Wrong With Praise?

    In my heart, I don’t think a little praise is going to kill anyone or ruin their characters forever, but I do believe it is a poor habit to practice, and that parents should resist it as much as possible. I have two very practical reasons for recommending encouragement over ...
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    INDEPENDENCE TRAINING STARTS THE DAY YOUR CHILD IS BORN

    From my window I can see kids being picked up from school. In almost every case, as soon as the children meet their parents, they hand over their backpacks for the parents to carry. When I watch parents dropping their children for school in the morning, frequently the parents exit ...
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    Jane McCullough

    Though cranky, Jane believes that every single minute of life is a gift not to be wasted. Her professional background is in IT writing and her amateur background is in scores of unpublished creative works, years of child-rearing, athletics and volunteer tutoring, gardening, cleaning, and organization, as well as taking ...