Connection must be intentional and purposeful

In order to make a connection with our own children and the children in our care we must be intentional and purposeful. CONNECTION GIVES EMOTIONAL LEVERAGE. Gaining emotional leverage allows us to have an impact on a child’s behavior and actions. A connection will not occur in passing or in a half-hazard attempt. CONNECTION MUST … Continue reading Connection must be intentional and purposeful

Not just a school crisis but a community crisis

In 2007, I attended a mentoring conference in Nashville. What I learned was shocking. But it shouldn't really surprise anyone – “fatherlessness is the biggest threat to our nation” –First Lady Laura Bush The school system is the de facto answer to the problem. We've forced our schools to add character development, personal grooming, social, emotional … Continue reading Not just a school crisis but a community crisis