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In Light of the Elementary School Shootings in Connecticut...Much More to Consider

In light of the shootings at Newtown Elementary in Connecticut, there is still much more to consider. Recently, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo proposed even more stringent checks and legislation on firearms. His angered emphasis was made clear by his picture of popping veins in his neck and forehead on the front page of the New York Daily News this past week. That's great! Bravo! Yet, there... read more


S., Revisited---Updating An Earlier Blog

In a recent "New York Times" science article, journalist Benedict Carey writes that the psychiatric community is updating its influential diagnostic manual, hoping to clarify psychiatric diagnoses and to better integrate them into clinical practice. This will obviously improve treatment of personality disorders and clarify further the often subtle differences among mood, personality,... read more


A Little Patience, Please

In working with my most recent student on GED prep for the last six months, many obstacles were faced and much was, and continues to be, learned. It's interesting that all of this has been going on as I've been delving into Lisa Bloom's most recent bestseller "Swagger" and comparing it to Dr. Leonard Sax's long-time winner "Boys Adrift". Both Bloom and Dr. Sax make good... read more


As Tutors-Teachers, How Far Are We Comfortable Going?

It has been almost four years that we've been working together. His many special needs were a big concern for a small school district in Nassau County, New York. Having worked with many other students in New York City and in Nassau County for years, both as a classroom teacher and as a street counselor, and having attended seminars, and even conducted some, for the troubled child, I was asked... read more


A Great Student Off to Italy

I'd like to say thank you to the WyzAnt family for allowing it to happen, and, at the same time, introduce you to a great student, very much interested in the Italian language and culture. Her name is Faye of New York City, New York. She was particularly interested in the "intricacies of the Italian language", as she put it, for an eventual sojourn in Italy. In fact, Faye is... read more