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As the mother of an eight-year-old and six-year-old, Alanah Nichole Davis is still reminded of the musings of her third grade teacher, Ms. Tanya Tindall. In tough behavioral moments with her children, she often channels Ms. Tindall and declares to both herself and her children— “Act like you have some home training!”

As the mother of an eight-year-old and six-year-old, Alanah Nichole Davis is still reminded of the musings of her third grade teacher, Ms. Tanya Tindall. In tough behavioral moments with her children, she often channels Ms. Tindall and declares to both herself and her children— “Act like you have some home training!”

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Tindall’s Home Training

When I was a girl I was a short, rotund and clumsy seven-year-old preparing to enter the second grade, I migrated with my family from a housing project in The Bronx, New York to what was a pretty quiet neighborhood in Randallstown, Maryland on Cervine Lane.