Relationships

  **This post wasn't initiated by any one specific event. A note that I had written down a while ago was that anything we say at school won't matter if the relationship at home isn't one based on encouragement. I aim to break that down in this particular post. This…

Boundaries

  We are back from Spring Break! My spring break was spent at a lodge at the southern end of Olympic National Park in Washington State. I came back from that trip (little to no cell service, lousy wifi, and lots of time with nature... the introvert in me misses…

Spring Break 2018

Spring Break will be NEXT WEEK for Pinellas County! It will be a great time for relaxing, having fun, being together... and depending on the family, arguing, griping, complaining, and nagging. WAIT WHAT?? That's not what we wish for for our families. Our goal at Alfred Adler is to build…

Trust Movement

  Thought for the day: "Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement." (Alfred Adler) Tim Evans of Carter and Evans used to always tell us to watch the tongue of the shoe, not the tongue of the mouth. The image that stuck…

Our Family Ed Nights

We have always believed that in order for our families to get the best experience at our school, we needed to share what we knew about the philosophy with the parents. This allows for continuity between school and home; it also (hopefully) increases encouragement and positive relationships at home. In…

Vote of Confidence

  This was prompted by watching breakfast one morning in October 2017. We always ask the students to clean their own spots at breakfast, snack, and lunch - this includes anything and everything that may need to happen. Throwing away trash, placing extra unopened food at the center of the…

7 Caring Habits

After some rather negative self-talk yesterday morning, I realized I needed to change the way I spoke to myself. I was stressed and under pressure to get things done (whether real or self-imposed is another issue), and I stopped to think - if I am feeling this way, I am…