Do You Judge A Teen By Their Packaging?

Do you judge an item by its’ packaging when it arrives in the mail or sits on the table at a birthday party? We have all done that at one time or another. Do you also judge teens by their packaging? I consider clothing, language, communication style, social media posts, grades, extracurricular activities and even …

Literacy, Education, Service!

The three areas that are on my mind this week are literacy, education, and community service. I love books – reading is a window to a new world. (Super Rich by Russell Simmons is our February book of the month) Education is the key to new experiences and new opportunities. Community service is what I breathe!  Service …

Show and Tell Parenting

Every parent I know has helped their preschool or Kindergarten child get ready for “Show and Tell”.  Remember how it was such a big deal for the child who wanted to bring their favorite or special “thing” to share with their classmates?  Not any old thing would do.   Thought and care went into the selection …

Serve In Order to Earn a High School Diploma?

Many school districts now require students to complete community service along with their academic requirements in order to receive a high school diploma.  Do you think this is fair?  I do.  In, fact, I love the idea.  I believe that volunteerism makes the world a better place for everyone. By helping others we also help …

Get Your Family Organized and On Time

Disorganization can overwhelm, cause stress, decrease efficiency, and rob your family of quality time together.  An organized lifestyle can help save your sanity and can also save you both time and money.  Getting organized will not only simplify your life and boost your creativity but it will give you a sense of calm and control.  …

An Individual Approach to High School and Beyond

Each of us is unique.  We all have different interests, different hobbies, different character traits, and different abilities.  Are you as glad about it as I am?  Imagine how boring the world would be if we all were the same. Since we are all unique individuals, shouldn’t our educational experiences be unique as well?  Of …

Books we love!

Do you love books?  I have always loved books and I have instilled a love of reading in my daughter.  Books are on every birthday and Christmas list.  I truly believe that “a book is a present that you can open again and again”. How do you instill a love of reading in your children and teens? …