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Take a Twirl

How do we help our kids gain confidence in trying something new? I think it is shifting from celebrating the final product, whether it is an art project or a final grade, to celebrating the steps it took for your child to get to the end of the process.


Many times, things just don’t work out the first time. It takes that trial and error to learn how to get it right. This is perhaps the most valuable lesson that comes from learning to code. However, it can be a very difficult lesson – especially for students who are neurodiverse or who have other learning differences.


Miriam families, I am continuing my focus on sleep as we head towards daylight savings next weekend. I am not sure about your family, but with mine, the week after we set the clocks ahead was always a doozy!

Person sweeping dirt up as a chore

It is very important for children, no matter who they are, to be given and expected to do chores that are developmentally appropriate. For Miriam’s children, completing chores is critical for  their sense of confidence and competency.


Miriam High School Principal Vicki Thurman knows Spring Break is the perfect time for students to unwind and enjoy some much-needed downtime. She also knows it’s all about balance. Here are her tips to make the week of vacation the best it can be:

How to Help Our Children Who Are "Wired and Tired."

There is research that causes me to worry about the impact of technology on our children's brains. Some nights, even after a busy-full-of-life-kind-of-day, do you find yourself wide awake staring at the ceiling, frustrated at why you cannot seem to connect your busy brain with your exhausted body? 


Slamming the door in frustration, running down the hallway, throwing an elbow during a basketball game, saying a hurtful comment, or squirting toothpaste all over the sink are examples of times when children speak or act without pausing. They lack the understanding of the cause and effect of their actions. 

A Phone, Laptop, and Tablet

As we embrace 2024, many of us are hitting reset with positive resolutions to focus on this year.  For households with teenagers, one area that typically is a consistent area of need is managing their relationship with technology.