Guidelines for Dealing with an ANGRY Child

Guidelines for Dealing with an ANGRY Child

Posted by in Parenting on 24. Aug, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Leah Davies, M.Ed AVOID Screaming at the child. Embarrassing the child. Shaming the child. Labeling the child. Threatening the child. Hitting the child. Hurting the child in any way. Indulging the child. Reinforcing inappropriate behavior by giving in to his/her outbursts.   DO Accept the child as a valuable human being. Accentuate his/her strengths. […]

Stop Treating Kids Like Criminals

Stop Treating Kids Like Criminals

Posted by in News on 06. Jun, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Missouri teenager was recently arrested for defacing a yearbook. Before that, an honor student was charged with two felonies for doing a science experiment, and a 7-year-old got suspended over a gun-shaped Pop-Tart. Here in America, we like to treat our kids like felons. A report last week on New York City schools’ troubling […]

Conor Lynch Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Conor Lynch Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Posted by in Announcements, Parenting on 26. Sep, 2012 | 0 Comments

Join them if you can, go to the Conor Lynch Foundation to donate if you can’t. Conor was a good friend of Larry’s youngest son and was killed by a distracted driver in 2010. He was just 16 years old. The Conor Lynch Foundation was created to raise awareness and promote safety for runners, cyclists, […]

National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week

Posted by in Announcements, Parenting on 26. Sep, 2012 | 0 Comments

Conor Lynch was a good friend of Larry’s youngest son. He was hit and killed by a teen driver who was driving while distracted. Please consider making a donation to the Conor Lynch Foundation to help educate teen drivers so such a tragedy never happens again.

Charges Dropped Against Honor Student Jailed for Truancy

Charges Dropped Against Honor Student Jailed for Truancy

Posted by in News, Parenting on 02. Jun, 2012 | 0 Comments

Texas student Diane Tran, who was jailed for 24 hours for missing too much school, has had those charges against her dropped and her record cleared by the very same judge who admitted he wanted to make an example out of her. Tran, 17, works two jobs to support her siblings after their parents divorced […]

Backpack Free Friday-May 4th, 2012

Backpack Free Friday-May 4th, 2012

Posted by in News, Parenting on 02. May, 2012 | 0 Comments

Join families across the globe participating in Backpack Free Friday this Friday, May 4th. Backpack Free Friday is intended to increase awareness of the importance of children’s health and wellness. It’s been well documented that the large, book laden backpacks many children lug to and from school each day can be detrimental to their posture, […]

Mandatory Minimum Snares Law-Abiding Marine

Mandatory Minimum Snares Law-Abiding Marine

Posted by in News on 22. Mar, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Julie Stewart George Orwell said, “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” I have been reminded of that sentiment recently after watching politicians and pundits criticize the imposition of excessive mandatory minimum sentences and then blame everyone and everything except the actual sentencing law that required the excessive punishments. […]

The Caging of America

The Caging of America

Posted by in News on 22. Mar, 2012 | 0 Comments

A prison is a trap for catching time. Good reporting appears often about the inner life of the American prison, but the catch is that American prison life is mostly undramatic—the reported stories fail to grab us, because, for the most part, nothing happens. One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich is all you need […]

Parenting 2.0 Life Skills Report Card

Parenting 2.0 Life Skills Report Card

Posted by in Parenting on 22. Mar, 2012 | 1 Comment

by Marlaine Paulsen Cover Description: Patterned after traditional academic report cards, the Life Skills Report Card (LSRC) has five main categories: Personal Care, Organizational Skills, Respect for Self and Others, Communication, and Social Skills. Each category has six subcategories. A numerical scale (one being the lowest – five the highest) provides an easy way to chart your children’s […]

Welcome!

Welcome!

Posted by in Announcements on 22. Mar, 2012 | 0 Comments

Welcome to our new site. Flowers and Gardeners hopes to be able to help parents, teachers, guardians, mentors and others who work with children learn the skills and tools they need to help those children blossom into happy, healthy, productive adults who will someday use those same tools on their own “flowers”! Check back often […]

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    Flowers & Gardeners' mission is to be is to be an advocate resource center for kids and help the adults in their life be better parents, teachers, and mentors. To us, kids are the flowers and we are the gardeners in charge of making sure they bloom and prosper.