Let’s Work Together to Save our Kids

It’s happened again—another mass shooting at a college. I’m lying on the couch with a broken foot elevated and listening as the news media discusses why this continues to happen. It’s all I can do not to scream at the television. As a recently retired educator, I have watched the mass shooting phenomenon in our country since 1999 when the shooting at Columbine High School shocked the nation and changed school culture around the country. We have a huge, growing problem and it is not simpl...

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Put a Rock in Your Kid’s Backpack

      As a new school year kicks off, I got to thinking. If a parent could only put one thing into their kid’s backpack for the new school year, what would it be? New clothes? New shoes? A new lunchbox? A new calculator? All those things are good and needed, but I was thinking of something a little more ‘down to earth’—a rock. I am not very physically coordinated. On a scale of 1-10 if an Olympic athlete is a 10, I’d be a .5 on the scale of physical coordination awe...

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Make A Summer Memory

As my husband proclaimed, “Make a memory!” the children and I burst into laughter. There we all stood each at a different pine tree, in the middle of the Tonto National Forest, with our faces pressed to the trunk of the tree. We smelled the pine tree to see if it smelled like vanilla ice cream, and it did! We signed up for the guided hike with Ranger Bob (really his name) not knowing it would be so informative and entertaining! Our children, ages six and nine, loved every moment. They loved ...

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May 04

The Parenting 10 Commandments

The first time I met John and Mary I thought that they seemed mature beyond their years. They were in their mid twenties, yet mixed effortlessly with much older people. I soon learned they had lost five infants to premature labor and birth. They had been losing babies for more than 5 years. The heartbreak of loss and grief was etched into their faces and their lives. No wonder they seemed older than they were. I connected with them immediately because in the past I had experienced infertility, ...

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Cain, the First Cheater

Scripture:  Genesis 4:6-8   Insight: One honor student found the key to a science vocabulary quiz online. He found it on the text book’s corresponding website. He texted twenty of his best friends. Twenty honor students then went online and memorized the answers. They all scored 100% on the vocabulary quiz their teacher handed out. How many honor students cheated and tried to go an easier route? This sounds like a hypothetical mathematical word problem! However, it was an act...

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What Clients are saying about Gwyn Schneck

SPEAKER & COUNSELOR - "Mrs. Schneck is the greatest counselor! She gave me not only guidance but hope during my high school career. This allowed me to attend my dream school. She is a kind women who truly cares about her students." Tori Bahe, Student, Stanford

COUNSELOR - "Mrs. Schneck was nothing short of my guiding light during my time in high school. From day one of my freshman year, there was no one that I felt safer going to with any problem, be it academic, personal, or spiritual. I always knew in the most secure of ways that her arms would be wide open, her ear would be keen, and her heart tender and ready to guide me through my tribulations. This special mentor-student relationship could easily be deemed my single greatest source of success during my time in high school." John Delgado-McCollum, Student, Georgetown

COUNSELOR & TEACHER - “Having worked with Gwyn Schneck as a member of her counseling staff, I’ve seen her demonstrate a perfect balance of cognitive and affective abilities as she interacts with students and adults of diverse backgrounds, ages, life styles and personality types. Gwyn is everything anyone would ever want in a professional counselor and as personal friend to adults and children alike.” Steven C. Mancuso M.Ed.