Our children are the digital generation from cell phones to iPods , the there is the social media craze of Twitter, Facebook,YouTube. Our children are connected 24 hours a day often being distracted from school work, chores and even carrying on a face to face conversation. Then there are the safety concerns of who are [...]
For many of us, labeling our children’s possessions is a common practice. Over the years, I have discovered that using personalized labels have increasingly more uses. You can order labels inexpensively online or make your own on the computer or with a permanent marker and some heavy tape. Click here to read some of [...]
According to a survey completed by Pew Internet and Life Project, 20% of kids’ ages 6 to 11 have cell phones, whereas 75% of kids’ ages 11 to 17 have them. How do you know when it is the right time to get your child a cell phone? And if you do get your child [...]
I often ask myself how does one raise those kinds of kids – world changers! From John Newton to Billy Graham – what were they like to raise, what inspired them to be world changers? or what about Corrie Ten Boom (hid Jews in Nazi Germany) or Catherine Booth (Co-Founder of The Salvation Army) who [...]
Q: Can I leave my child unattended in the car while I return a shopping cart or drop something off inside?
from the National Association of School Psychologists www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/talkingviolence.pdf After the recent Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy many of our children are filled with concern, questions and fears. How do we calm those fears and answer their questions? Our local elementary school shared this resource from the National Association of School Psychologists. High profile acts of [...]