This time of year has always been full of emotion for me … excitement for new beginnings and sad to see summer end. I know other teachers, students and parents feel the same. However, this year is a whole new level of emotion for everyone and so Atl & Co wanted to talk about it … Read more Ready or not … it’s time for school!
As a teen, the “no summer bedtime” (or wake-up time) expectations that my parents allowed for my brothers and myself was something I always cherished. However, as with all adult-like privileges in my house, this empowerment to decide when to head to bed and get up existed only as long as I wasn’t late for … Read more Teens Need Sleep
In 2017, I did a blog about teaching children of all ages to send thank you notes as a life skill. This social skill is still a huge passion of mine and I decided to re-post part of that submission and add a few thoughts. This decision emerged as a result of my recent encouragement … Read more Grads … send those THANK YOU NOTES!
It’s odd how life brings us together with people sometimes. And it’s odder when these new people you meet have similar interests and passions … what a gift! This is the case when I meet Susan Morley through my friends at Atlanta & Company. Susan was a teacher and is now known for her expertise … Read more Finding People with Your Same Passion
Let’s face it … Stay-At-Home, Shelter-In-Place, or whatever other name you want to give it IS HARD! Add to that, Spring Break right around the corner and plans having to be cancelled or altered dramatically. I could tell you that this is a good lesson for our children to learn … after all, life isn’t … Read more 12 FREE At-Home Spring Break Ideas
Loved the Real Talk panel discussion this week because not everyone agreed on all the points … which means more ideas for parents and mentors who were watching. If you missed it, take a look here http://bit.ly/RTWorkEthic Make the Most of Your Day! Twitter Pinterest Facebook https://www.instagram.com/beth_life_/
Navigating friendships at any age can be tricky, but for our kids it can be a real learning curve. As parents and adult mentors, is there anything we can and should be doing? Real Talk dove into this yesterday and here is what was said … http://bit.ly/RTNavigatingFriendships What do you think? Make the most of … Read more Navigating Friendships
Atl & Co’s Real Talk panelists dipped our toes into the biggest pet peeves of teachers when it comes to behaviors of student’s parents (i.e., what parents should not do, please). I say, “dipped our toes” because we could have spent a lot more time discussing this important topic. Anyway, we concentrated on the parental … Read more Teachers need parents to not …
This is a tough question. So many factors in play. Christina, Cara, Hank and I scratched the surface today on Real Talk. http://bit.ly/RTcuttingfinancialties Time didn’t allow for every scenario to be examined or a definitive conclusion to be reached, so comment and share your thoughts to allow others to benefit. Make the most of your … Read more When do you cut off your kids financially?
Maybe I am being naive to think that the majority of parents today DO NOT prioritize work over their kids. It may seem like that at times, but parents are juggling so many things everyday (in & out of the home) it just feels like work sometimes takes on a larger presence in our lives … Read more Is it OK to prioritize work over kids?