Teaching Work Ethics

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

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

Teachers need parents to not …

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

Social Media & Mental Health

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 more

Children & Anxiety-On the Rise?

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 more

Is Family Dinner Time Important?

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 more