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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

Playing the Piano Makes Your Child Smarter and Mentally Healthier

By Carole Hornsby Haynes July 15, 2022

Trillions of taxpayers dollars have been spent on public education yet American workers are the least well educated in the industrialized world.  Advocates for universal pre-K claim we can make kids smarter by sending them to structured classes almost before they’re potty trained.  Decades of studies show otherwise.  The mental health crisis among students continues to worsen despite the primary focus of public education on social and emotional earning.

Here’s a superior solution for developing cognitive skills and a healthy mental attitude: playing the piano.

Christmas Past...Christmas Present

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. December 20, 2019

Adapted with permission from the “The Tapestry” (the Family Tree of Reuben and Sarah Morrison Hornsby) authored by Dorothy Landoll

As I saw the Christmas traditions to which I was accustomed being purposely ripped from our nation, I began to wonder about how our ancestors had observed Christmas. What was it like in the American colonies and then the new nation? Was Christmas ever like the Victorian cards that we send or the heart warming stories we read over and over each season?

Has America Ceased To Be Good?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. October 13, 2017 Texas Insider

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas —We were united by faith, culture, language, history, heroes, holidays, mores, manners, customs and traditions. To be an American was a great source of pride. What has happened to America?

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