The effects of social media on our society has been the prevalent “hot topic” throughout the last year. All the research points to seriously negative effects of not moderating use of social media (especially for our young folks) … but it doesn’t seem to be changing our behaviors. So, again I participated in a panel … Read moreSocial Media & Mental Health
The Atl & Co Real Talk panel on Feb. 27th unanimously reported that they themselves have witnessed anxiety in children rising. The data is out there, but all you have to do is spend some time with kids and talk to their parents and you will know that we have a serious problem today. Unfortunately, … Read moreChildren & Anxiety-On the Rise?
In case you aren’t sure, let me start by defining what we mean by “Mom Friends”. Mom friends are those woman that we meet through our children and their activities. The ladies we find ourselves thrown together with, time after time, until we choose to call them friend! Romper did a study that reported many … Read moreDo you annoy your Mom Friends?
As a retired teacher of 30 years, this subject is not new to me. And to be perfectly honest, because of first hand observations and lots of chats with other educators, my opinions have wavered some through the years … or maybe they have evolved. Anyway, as a firm believer in teaching responsibility and the … Read moreShould Teachers Give Zeros? Is Homework too Much?
Having kids is easier for some people than others, no doubt. But if you have a choice on the number of children to raise, would you be in favor of having less than 3 or more than 3 little ones? And what factors would you consider when determining this “perfect” number? Would you make the … Read moreLess or more than 3 kids … what’s your preference?
Those of you who read my blogs regularly can surely predict my answer to this question … YES! YES! and YES! I believe dinner time, without electronics, can serve as a time of relaxation, information transfer, and bonding (not to mention a great time to rejuvenate our bodies with some needed food). Coming together over … Read moreIs Family Dinner Time Important?
I always told my children that their “job” as a kid, was to be the best student they could be. It was my “job” to go to work and be the best teacher I could be. Additionally, it was my “job” as a parent to assist them with being a good student. So, with back-to-school … Read moreCreating A Good Study Environment
I must admit, I had no idea there was such a thing as “National Georgia Day,” but obviously the folks at Atl & Co. did. And let me tell you, the questions on this game show we played were not easy! I was so glad to be the hostess, with the answers high-lighted on the … Read moreNational Georgia Day- Who Knew?
There always has been and always will be Queen Bee Moms. They serve a purpose in our society and how we choose to deal with them (or if we choose to be one ourselves) has pros and cons, just like all personality characteristics. Real Talk this week addressed some of the actions and attitudes one … Read moreQueen Bee Moms
Do kids really disrespect their parents (and adults in general) more today than in the past? I think to a degree, they do. This phenomenon, I believe, stems from several factors … the #1 being that the parent/child relationship has changed over the years. Many parents strive to be friends with their children instead of … Read moreDo your kids respect you?