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Parents, Leadership, and Humility

Parents, Leadership, and Humility by James L. Casale Humility is a leadership trait. Parents are, for better or worse, leaders who can influence their children and their children’s children. Sam Walker, writing in the WSJ,offers searing evidence that heroic individuals who act calmly in life-or-death situations do so because they are true leaders who are…

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Dear Parents Who May Be Sending Their Children To College

Dear Parents, 8/28/19 If you have recently sent your child off to college or will soon, please read this most informative article in the WSJ (8/24-25/19) by Drs. Anthony Rostain & Janet Hibbs, Is Your Child Emotionally Ready for College? https://www.wsj.com/search/term.html?KEYWORDS=Is%20Your%20Child%20Emotionally%20Ready%20For%20College%3F&mod=searchresults_viewallresults As a grandparent who has three grandchildren in college and as an author of…

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Why School Choice Matters But Not to Teachers’ Unions

Why School Choice Matters But Not to Teachers’ Unions By James L. Casale Five catholic schools are closing their doors in New York City.The parents are sad; the students are sadder. These parents don’t trust public schools to protect their children. Parent José Marin said, “Public school is very dangerous. Here (St. Rose of Lima…

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Is Your Child Safe at School: What Did Parents Learn from the Parkland Massacre?

Is Your Child Safe at School: What Did Parents Learn from the Parkland Massacre? Is Your Child Safe at School: What Did Parents Learn from the Parkland Massacre?  By James L. Casale The recent interview in the Wall Street Journal with Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack, who was murdered by a psychopath at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine’s Day in…

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Are Parents Too Soft on Their Kids?

Are Parents Too Soft on their Kids? By James L Casale, Ph.D.   Part 1-Three True Stories Part 2-What to Do? What to Do? (coming soon)   Part 1- Three True Stories   Story # 1 While dining in one of our favorite restaurants in Juno Beach, Florida, my wife and I observed the following…

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Profiles in Attitude: Effective Parenting Begins Here

Profiles in Attitude: Effective Parenting Begins Here By James L. Casale   If you think parenting is a struggle, and mostly an uphill one, you are correct. However, you may need an attitude adjustment. There’s a reason that Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking sold five million copies. He was onto something so…

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Was It the Gorilla’s Fault the Kid Fell into the Zoo Enclosure?

  Commentary:  (May 2016) A three-year-old at the Cincinnati Zoo fell into a gorilla’s zoo enclosure. This incident or lack of judgment made national headlines. The police were considering charging the parents with negligence. They didn’t. The boy was unharmed but the rare gorilla was executed. An article in the Palm Beach Post by a…

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Three Bozos in China

  Three Bozos in China: Where’s the Parenting? By James L. Casale, Ph.D. Actually, I would be insulting Bozo the clown by calling the three shoplifting UCLA basketball players, Bozos. Clowns are always trying to act funny or foolish as a means of entertainment. They aren’t criminals. There is nothing entertaining about the actions of…

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