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August 13, 2017     Category: LessonsSafety

Don’t wait until it’s too late – teach your child the precautions ahead of time in the event the child ever gets lost.You turn around and your child is out of your immediate sight. It’s your biggest fear. It’s your child’s biggest fear. … getting lost! Hopefully they will never experience this; however, if they do, you want them to be prepared.Being proactive and revisiting this discussion is a must for you and your children. Children need to be reminded of the proper steps to take if they get lost and always go over them before a...

April 09, 2017     Category: GoalsValuesPreparationTeachingChoicesLessons

What Really Motivates Kids?More often than not, it is a challenge to motivate our kids? Often we meet defeat in attempting to motivate them. It can be a debilitating process creating push-pull scenario resulting in a power struggle.Before letting it get the best of us as parent, we need to put the brakes on and ask ourselves, “What’s my child’s responsibility here? What is mine?” As a parent, our job is to hold our child accountable when their work isn’t getting done – this will teach him how the real world works. Real world ...

November 20, 2016     Category: BehaviorLessonsKids

My child can be “annoying” – does that make me a bad parent? Does any of this sound familiar? “She’s so loud and annoying!” “My little one’s energy level is over the top!” “I swore I would never have an obnoxious child – but I do!” Do you feel so frustrated when dealing with your child’s boundless energy – incessant chatter – their little hands touching everything within reach – and a thousand “Whys” a day? It is a challenge dealing with a child’s spirited temperament especially if the p...

September 11, 2016     Category: LessonsGardeningMemoriesActivities

Here is the nitty, gritty about getting dirty in the garden!As children are natural gardeners, working in a garden provides the satisfaction that comes from tending to a project that does not produce results immediately.In the days of our youth, we ate wild strawberries that grew along our backyard fence and raced to the honeysuckle bushes in the early hours of the day to get our sweet fill!  We had a small garden in our yard and we each had our ‘garden’ duty. We loved to gather the ‘vegetables of our labor’ and prepare them for ou...