“Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal” in Parents Magazine

June 24, 2013

I was surprised to learn that tattling is a perfectly normal – albeit annoying – stage of child development. Kids tattle for a variety of reasons – to get attention or to get another child in trouble, for example – but unless they learn – and practice – conflict resolution skills, tattling may become a […]

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Start a Family Book Club This Summer

June 11, 2013

My husband and I always have loved to read. So it’s no surprise that our three boys are readers, too. Every summer, each one of us has his or her nose in a book, especially when we go on vacation. But this summer, for the first time, our boys are in different places, and we […]

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Do Kids Tattle in Japan?

June 4, 2013

Apparently, they do. The Japanese translation of my book, “Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal,” arrived in my mailbox while I was out of town. It’s not the first time “Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal” has been translated into a different language. Which makes me wonder… Do children in other countries experience […]

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Summer Reading Past and Present

June 26, 2012

I spent a lot of my childhood summers with my nose in a book. Even when we were driving through jaw-dropping scenery on a family vacation, I’d read until my mom or dad told me to look out the window. I’d give a quick glance, say something like “Wow!”, then go back to my book. […]

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Classroom Lesson Ideas for WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HUMPTY?

September 20, 2010

It’s always a nice surprise when I find out that someone has featured one of my books on their blog. This morning, author, teacher, and curriculum guide consultant Kate Narita emailed me to let me know that WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HUMPTY? is featured on her blog, What I really like about Kate’s blog […]

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