This is the beginning of National School Counseling Week! Today, stop to talk to your children about the importance that ATTITUDE plays in their lives in in their academic success. Attitude can shape your child's future for the positive AND for the negative! The inventor Thomas Edison said, "Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life." A positive attitude causes a chain reation of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. Teach your children to be the kind of people who are able to have a positive attitude in all things and to look for the lesson to learn in difficulties.