Good evening! I hope you and your family had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season. It is so nice to spend time with our family and friends! Now that we are back into the swing of school and work, it is nice to refocus ourselves and look towards the year ahead. I recently began reading a book entitled “What Great Teachers Do Differently”. Even though this book primarily focuses on education, it has some wonderful implications for all adults who work with children as parents or professionals. The primary focus of this book is not placed on the children, but the adults who work with them. The author begins by focusing in on the adult and the type of person they are in everyday life. He then talks about the importance of setting high expectations for our own performance, which is something to really think about. We sometimes focus too much on the child and not enough on ourselves and yet we (professionals and especially parents) have the strongest impact on our child’s life. This book has some wonderful thought provoking questions and ideas. It ties in very nicely with many of the reasons why we are focusing not only on child objectives, but on parent objectives as well in RDI. I would encourage all of you to take a peak at it. I hope you have a great week!