With thanks to John D’Auria of Teachers21 who co-wrote this column, please see: http://b.globe.com/SChKtO

A Note To Educators As School Begins: Parents and teachers are natural allies with common interests in promoting healthy development in children and young people. It must be acknowledged, however, that we can also be natural adversaries, in that our roles in some measure differ and our goals occasionally diverge…

Also, please take a look at the links below, the Brainworld article on happiness I wrote and a comment in Pediatrics, written with several fellow members of the National Parenting Education Network, a terrific group!

  • ‘Happiness: A Parent’s Perspective’, Eve Sullivan, Brainworld, Issue 1, Volume 4, Fall 2012 http://bit.ly/PrQHBj
  • August 1, 2012 issue of Pediatrics, the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Clinical Report by R.Hibbard et al. and the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect and AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, Child Maltreatment and Violence Committee “Psychological Maltreatment”. The abstract begins: “Psychological or emotional maltreatment of children may be the most challenging and prevalent form of child abuse and neglect.”  http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/2/372.full

Comment: bit.ly/SlhxeK by Eve Sullivan with Mary Crowley, Barbara Evans, Kerry Fair, Ruth Freeman, Howard King, Cindy Knapp

Thanks to you for reading!