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Amy Alamar, EdD

2018-02-22T16:41:32+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

Amy combines academic research, educational practice, and real-world experience in her writing and workshops to help parents find perspective and develop confidence in raising their families and to help teachers better understand their own practice. She gains invaluable insights from her own personal research subjects (AKA her children and husband) whom she learns from and [...]

The Beauty of Boredom

2017-08-27T21:08:01+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

School’s nearly out and your summer schedule is likely filling fast (or is already full). It’s great to provide structure for kids during summer, but don’t forget to offer time for fun, exploration, and down time.   Camps and other activities can offer lots of learning experiences and enjoyment. They also provide child care for [...]

Video: Raising Digital Natives With Character

2017-08-27T21:07:51+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Education, Technology|

On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Yellowbrick.me partnered with West Hartford Community of Concern to host "Raising Digital Natives With Character," a panel discussion and Q&A. The event, hosted by Fox61's Sarah Cody, included the following experts: • Dr. Andrew Morrow, Assistant Superintendent, West Hartford Public Schools • Dr. Amy Alamar, Educator and Author, "Parenting for [...]

Forgiveness eBook

2018-03-09T01:13:59+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Forgiveness, Health, Parenting|

Forgiveness has emerged as a leading topic of interest on Yellowbrick, with a growing wealth of content in our Forum. This eBook is a compilation of our best web content addressing forgiveness. Several of the articles are written by author and educator, Dr. Amy Alamar -- the instructor of Yellowbrick's "Forgiveness" online parenting course. Many [...]

Raising Digital Natives With Character: Event

2017-08-27T21:07:43+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Education, Technology|

Raising Digital Natives With Character Wednesday, March 1 at 7 PM - 9 PM Conard High School, West Hartford, CT FREE EVENT: Presented by Yellowbrick.me and West Hartford Community of Concern Register For This Event On Our Facebook Page Panelists: • Dr. Andrew Morrow, Assistant Superintendent, West Hartford Public Schools • Dr. Amy Alamar, Educator [...]

Raising Digital Natives with Character

2018-04-29T12:46:16+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Accountability, Awareness, Parenting, Technology|

  Parenting is vastly different today and challenging in new ways, in great part due to social media. Our children, having grown up with technology, are digital natives, more comfortable texting than talking, playing video games than playing softball. However, despite the focus on non-personal communications, parents still must strive to raise kids with character [...]

Rest is Best: The Benefits of Bedtime for Children and Parents of All Ages

2017-12-07T19:38:28+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Health, Parenting|

by Alamar Alamar, EdD Sleep is incredibly important to our mental and physical well-being. But how many of us actually get enough rest? We make excuses about how shutting down for seven-to-eight hours is impossible given our busy and overextended schedules. However, the fact is sleep deprivation can leave us irritable, moody, unable to focus, [...]

Reflective Practice

2017-12-07T19:25:56+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Parenting|

by Amy Alamar, EdD Dinner is on the stove, I have one more work call to make, two kids are working on homework and my oldest son missed the late bus from school. I drop everything and run out to get him. Expecting at least a “thanks,” he looks at me instead and asks, “do [...]

Practical Strategies to Increase Family Time

2017-08-27T21:07:38+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Parenting|

Our lives are chaotic, our calendars are filled to capacity and there are few moments left over for family time. But it’s vitally important that you find or make even a small time to be all together. Milkie, Nomaguchi, and Denny’s article, Does the Amount of Time Children or Adolescents Spend with their Children suggests [...]