Douglas Haddad is an award-winning educator and best-selling author of The Ultimate Guide to Raising Teens and Tweens: Strategies for Unlocking Your Child's Full Potential. He has worked with children in a variety of capacities as a teacher, coach, and mentor. Through his innovative teaching styles and educational games, music, and videos he has originally created for children, Douglas has helped different learners become motivated, set goals, self-manage, learn how to make good choices, become happy, healthy, self-reliant and stable-minded, and navigate through peer pressures to overcome the many challenges that they are faced with each day.
When a parent establishes a strong connection with a teacher early on, children quickly realize that both parent and teacher are on the same nurturing team: their team. I have the pleasure of working with middle school children on a daily basis and see their joy and delight when their parents are involved in their... Read more »
As a teacher, I see parents carrying their children’s backpacks to the bus stop all too frequently. I also witness more parents driving their kids to school because the child “woke up too late” and the parents do not want them to experience the natural consequences of missing the bus. Why are parents doing so... Read more »
After more than four decades of government campaigns in public schools about healthy eating and the importance of getting adequate exercise, moderate progress has been made to reduce obesity in kids. But let’s face it, while living a busy, on-the-go, stressed-out lifestyle, putting in a full eight-hour plus day, many parents don’t have the time or simply lack... Read more »
Children lie about all kinds of things for a variety of reasons. Why do children fabricate stories about doing their homework, who they are hanging out with, and what behaviors they are engaging in outside of the home? Recent studies have found that most children learn to lie between the ages of two and four.... Read more »