Category Archives: parenting

Keeping the Olympic Spirit Alive!

The Olympics might be over but there are definite take-a-ways that are worthwhile repeating.  Here are a few points of interest (P.O.I) worth revisiting. Everyone can benefit from a mentor or coach whether you are a student, parent or both. Each Olympian … Continue reading

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Back to School: Transitioning from Middle to High School

This is an exciting time for children. They are ready to begin their selected courses and are looking forward to new responsibilities and activities. At least, they should be! What if this is not the case? Here are 3 parenting … Continue reading

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How to handle back talking and bad language!

It is no surprise back talking and bad languages are two behaviors many children will try.  Why? Chances are they have learned these behaviors.  It’s naïve to think that inappropriate words or actions are not surrounding us on a daily … Continue reading

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Teenagers in Transition

Notice how a sweet child can suddenly turn into an angry teenager. I am talking angry and also mean.  Hold on, there is a reason for this sudden change in personality. Teenagers are in a transitional stage. What that means is … Continue reading

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Pre-planning to avoid disruptive behavior!

Have you ever been in charge of a group of children and wondered how to deal with potential discipline problems?  Recently, I was asked this very question.  Here is a technique I have used for a variety of activities and … Continue reading

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Heading for the finish line!

Yes, it is already the 4th quarter in all schools, and soon children will be off for the summer wondering how they will spend their time. Heading for the finish line in school is very much like being in a … Continue reading

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Are You Teaching Your Child About Money?

We all know how important money is, right!  But how many of us will take the time to teach and expose our children to important financial concepts that will affect their lives. Parents generally assume that children will learn many of these concepts … Continue reading

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