Habits are very powerful and are often the essential link in achieving success.

I highlight compelling mind therapy techniques, supported by research that not only increase academic success but improve physical health, creativity and happiness when practiced consistently.

Our body-mind connection is often an overlooked link that directly impacts academic achievement.  This is true for all students, and especially for young children who are just starting school. 

Great minds do NOT think alike.  It’s the inventors, philosophers, mavericks and individuals who march to the beat of their own drum and are often considered “outsiders” in a world of uniformity who are the true geniuses of our society.

What does it mean to be a genius?

According to the dictionary, a genius is defined in three ways (1) A very smart or talented person (2) A person who has a level of talent or intelligence that is very rare or remarkable (3) A person who is very good at doing something.

How does a person become very good at doing something?  Go back to your childhood and think about something specific to your body and mind that was very hard for you to do, that you now do with ease. It might be something we think of as physical, such as learning how to ride a bike or tying your shoes. Perhaps it was learning to read, something that is thought of as relating more to the mind. All of these “endeavors” have physical and mental aspects.  Any new endeavor, whether we realize it or not, involves both our mind and body.  

There is a GENIUS in each and every one of us.  We all have something to bring to the table.  Whether you realize it or not, there is something unique and special about you. Persevere! Exploring different interests will eventually help you find your inner genius and bring it to the surface! When you empower yourself you are empowering your students too!

Please refer to the Dear Reading Teacher page if you would like to share, read letters from parents, ask questions or learn more about specific strategies that can empower you and your child to a greater degree.  Motivation is key.

Let’s do this! Teach your child to read!