Asking Questions Requires One to be Vulnerable

When we ask questions or have hard conversations with others, we are making ourselves vulnerable. Most people fear being vulnerable. It takes courage to open ourselves to shame or criticism. And learning how to allow oneself to recognize and address those who shame is a powerful life skill we can give our children.  According to

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Prepare for the Fall With a Day at the Beach

Today I decided to take myself to the beach. I find the effect of the ocean releases creativity. So with a journal in hand, I walked down the cliff to the majestic Crystal Cove in California. The weather was perfect. There weren’t many people, so it provided the feel of a somewhat private beach. As

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Converting Blamers and Shamers to Thrivers

I have been asked many times what is my secret to helping children overcome learning obstacles and grow into thrivers.  The success comes when the children understand they can’t blame anyone or anything for what they are dealing with. They learn how to look at a challenge and see how they can take responsibility for

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It Helps to Look Through Other's Lenses

Myths About What Students Need to Succeed

Beliefs are individual’s truth until one sees through other’s lenses. I am hoping to help parents and teaches examine the beliefs or myths that parents and educational institutions have promoted for the last 40 years, and build a better future for our children that focuses on how to thrive instead of survive. Myth #1: Every

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Help Children Build Self-Reliance

I created a free course to help parents and teachers build reliance. Click on this link: FREE in March Covid was a gift to my third grade students. I had been training them in how to be resilient since September 2019 and their skills were put to the test.  I may not share the feelings of a

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About Victoria

Victoria is an educational consultant, nationally recognized speaker. Her over 50 years in education has been focused on developing resilient self-reliant self-advocates who know how to tap into their innate ability to independently solve challenges.

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