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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 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 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 [...]
I’d like to thank Kayli and Ricky Shoff. They made a mistake and not only did they learn from it but they’re sharing it with the world so that all parents can learn from it. So now we are reminded to bolt down furniture as part of baby-proofing. And that is a good and important [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]