Parents, educators does your school system need a “toolbox?” Here is a brief description of what I mean by toolbox:

“TOOLBOX™ is a Kindergarten through 6th grade program that supports children in understanding and managing their own emotional, social, and academic success. The foundation of TOOLBOX is 12 human capacities that reside within all of us. Through its simple and profound metaphor of Tools, TOOLBOX brings forward a set of skills and practices that help students access their own inner resilience at any time, in any context.”


I recently learned of this program. Developing coping skills to deal with the complexity and chaos of today’s world is something our educational systems should make available to all children.
Recently TOOLBOX was the subject of a Wall Street Journal article, you can read it here:

It seems to me that this program is something all parents and educators should study and consider for inclusion in their local education system. You can begin to understand the goals of this program here:

Woodrow (Woody) Harper

Woodrow Harper lives in Sarben (Keith County), Nebraska. He used to make his living flying airplanes, and has traveled the world. Now he hides out from the popular culture (as best he can) in the valley of the North Platte river as it flows through the Sandhills. An avid reader, he enjoys the quiet and tranquility of his location. He has a JD degree. He has lived in Germany, England and Saudi Arabia.


  1. betty sayers July 6, 2016 at 11:50 am -

    Thanks for the information, Woody, and especially useful in our schools in small towns. I will follow up on the reading you suggest and write more later. Betty

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