As the world watches in horror as Russia invades Ukraine, it can be hard to know what to say to our kids. In our family, we have reviewed history and tried to understand current events. But something I also like to do in tragic situations is to look for heroes, and in this case, our … Read More about Naked Courage: President Volodymyr Zelenskiy
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Recommended age: 12+ Unless you live on a farm, teaching your kids to work hard and why it’s important is something that is really challenging for most families. Screens and distractions are everywhere. We really have to swim against the current (and listen to our kids’ complaints), to make sure they develop grit. Entitlement is … Read More about Teaching Hard Work and Gratitude with The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge
How to Stop Pointing Fingers and Take Responsibility
If you are like me, you want your kids to show responsibility for their homework, chores, being home by curfew, and more. But let’s be real- that doesn’t always happen. Even with myself, I often do not want to take accountability for my actions! There are two people who exemplify taking responsibility for one’s actions … Read More about How to Stop Pointing Fingers and Take Responsibility
Fabulous Book Lists- Never Read a Bad Book Again!
Let’s talk books. Have you ever taken your kids to the library and been disappointed with the selection? Or have your kids wanted to check out dumb books with weird pictures that you think will probably end up making them less intelligent? Been completely overwhelmed with the sheer amount of vampire books that there are … Read More about Fabulous Book Lists- Never Read a Bad Book Again!
Understanding and Avoiding Manipulation In The Media
Who else was tempted to throw in the towel on news and social media during 2020? I was. I was so confused about what the “real” story was on several events. I wondered why some stories got coverage and why some didn’t. Conspiracy theories were everywhere and I heard about QAnon for the first time. … Read More about Understanding and Avoiding Manipulation In The Media