Planting Seeds of Doubt

Today’s teenager is a force to be reckoned with. Since I do not have female daughters or granddaughters, I am referring to the males in my family and personal experience. I have two sons ages 38 and 30 and four grandsons ages 17, 13, 12, and 7. In my family, he is too smart, too […]

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Making Museums Fun

Not everyone likes museums, but they don’t have to be boring and stuffy. You can make them more enjoyable for you and the kids by following these 6 easy tips. Let the kids have fun and be sure to include time to teach them about what they are seeing at the museum. 6 Tips for […]

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Ask the Question: “What Can I Do for YOU?”

Children and teens can sometimes be suspicious of the motives of adults toward them. Here’s a simple strategy that can be used by teachers, counselors and other child-service professionals to demonstrate good faith and intent. Legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden knew people as well as he knew basketball. His authentic generosity endeared him quickly to […]

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There Is No Substitute For Hard Work!

Two industry titans became good friends near the turn of the 20th century. One was an older gentleman who had failed 10,000 times at creating a longer-lasting light bulb. The other one was a younger man who was tired of the sting of criticism and failure, but would eventually change the world with his assembly […]

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How to Prepare for School Examinations

School years’ are the best part of any individual’s life, barring the exam days. For most students, managing exam stress is a challenge. Even the most carefully planned exam study schedule can go awry if not properly followed. Here are some exam preparation tips to help you excel in school. 1. Early start The earlier […]

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Indoor Activities for Cold Weather

What to do when it’s Cold Outside – Indoor Activities for Cold Weather Parents of pre-schoolers, you know all the “regular” things to do when it’s cold outside like coloring, finger painting, playing with dolls or trucks etc. As a parent we have to have our “fall back” list of things to do when the […]

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Life Skills Rule the Winners!

Have we ever thought why we can’t fix a car engine? The answer is simple. We are not mechanics. But what does a mechanic have that makes him fix the engine and not us? He has mechanical skills and proper knowledge to fix or regulate any kind of machine. Sometimes we wish to be the […]

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Getting Your Child Ready for the Next School Year

Taking time to rest and recharge After children have completed a difficult task, they need downtime and rest to recharge (even more so than adults). A long school year full of challenges, triumphs and breakthroughs definitely qualifies as a difficult task. Letting your kids be kids this summer can include running through the sprinkler, making […]

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You Are Not Dumb or Stupid!

“You’re no good!”, “You’ll never amount to anything!”, “You are so stupid!”, “Are you dumb or what?!”, “How dumb can you be?!” How many times did we hear those words growing up? I am sure there were those children that never heard those words from their parent’s mouth but I bet there were more children […]

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Long Term Athlete Development Versus Traditional Training

Long term athlete development (LTAD) is a newer theory designed to focus on the proper development of young athletes based on their current level and not their age. Traditional thinking focuses on winning and adapting adult style training dumb-down to younger ages. The kaizen philosophy started in Japan after WWII and was adapted by business […]

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