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Yvonne Fournier

Dr. Yvonne Fournier has been a pharmacist, public health administrator, demographer and entrepreneur. She has followed her own roadmap in becoming arguably one of the most prolific of educators and child advocates in America today.

The Two Keys to Raising a Genius!

Some critics have raised eyebrows whenever I have said, 'All of the children I work with are geniuses,' or 'I have only taught geniuses.'

This Holiday Season Be Mindful of The ‘Chatter’

Our lives our full of what I refer to as 'chatter.' This chatter can be broken down into two distinct types: Internal and external.

Most Valuable Gift to Child Could Be Presence

During the holiday season, it's so easy to get caught up in what we do - buying presents, chauffeuring the kids to special activities, or cooking a big family dinner - that we sometimes forget to reflect on who we are.

Heplful Tips to Prepare Children for ‘Real World’ School

Children enter school full of curiosity, eager to experience, wanting to be seen and heard. They enter school with the gift of spontaneity as they explore a strange new place intended for learning.

Teach Your Child to Close The Circle, Not Simply Complete Tasks

Before jumping to extreme conclusions such as a pre-diagnosis of ADHD and considering testing, I advise attempting small strategies for change to see if they address the dilemma.

The Processes for Learning are More Important Than Trivia

In our children's generation, the definition of success is changing. The style in the workplace is shifting from management by one boss and many workers to teamwork and independent action.

Think of Early Reading Products as Circus Tricks

One of the statistical understandings I usually share with parents who are considering an accelerated curriculum of any kind is the fact that around the third grade, childhood development rates begin to even out.

Learning to Estimate Working Capacity Will Pay Dividends for Life

What adult hasn't felt overwhelmed when the 'To Do' list at work and home keeps getting longer? Unfortunately, this feeling is now experienced by school children at younger and younger ages.

Focus on Grades as Clues to What Still Needs to Be...

Grades are not meant to be a badge of honor or shame to the recipient; they are simply notations that give a numerical reflection of how much our child has left to learn.

Hurried Curriculum 3.0: Is it kindergarten or third grade?

Thrusting higher-grade level material onto unready children is a recipe for disaster.