Dear Vani @girvani You are so sweet, you know! These words of appreciation from you and responses I get make my day. You are a wonderful mom and you always know the right thing. Thank you for assuring me You know at school I am known as a strict teacher. While everyone is apparently scared of me my students like me a lot or so I am told. Anyways the reason I am writing about that is I have always believed in balancing the praise and criticism and more importantly what has worked for me is setting expectations - it is amazing how kids go beyond if we just show them. I love working with children, they make my days lovely and despite some tough days, I have never thankfully ended my work day with a "Thank goodness this day is over!" I always have had the luxury of pulling my class door shut behind me with a smile. Thank you for your reassuring feedback Vani! Love to you and your boys.