The heart of relationships: effective communication

June 25, 2014- To know who our children really are, we need to observe our children at work and play.  J Krishnamurti, the Indian philosopher, wrote that the highest form of human intelligence is observing without evaluating. The more I observe the more I understand Krishnamurti.  Observation and evaluation serve us best as separate activities.  […]

Artists ‘Round Texas to welcome children’s book illustrator

(Rowlett) Join Artists ‘Round Texas as they welcome children’s book illustrator Laura Schmidt at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Rowlett Community Centre, 5300 Main St. Schmidt, whose appreciation for art began in the first grade, eventually had formal training at the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, where she earned a Master’s degree in […]

Seven alternatives to punishment

Six-year old Bobby walks into the kitchen from playing soccer.  Bobby’s dad, Tom, had asked Bobby to take off his muddy shoes before entering the house.  Red Georgia mud dotted the new hallway and den carpet.  When Tom sees the footprints, he is furious about the mess and that Bobby had disobeyed him.   “Bobby,” Tom […]