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

Queen Bee Moms

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 more

Do your kids respect you?

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 more

Discipline vs Punishment

On Real Talk today we discussed parent-shaming as a way of disciplining children. Have you seen these attempt to shame kids into behaving properly? Seriously??? What are parents trying to prove with posting their discipline strategies to the world? My point is this … parents need to parent … not befriend their kids. This involves … Read more

Tips on Tipping

Loved this segment on tipping etiquette we did on Atl & Co yesterday. Christine and Cara did great! Watch it and see if you are over or under tipping. Tips on Tipping And if you need more guidelines related to when and where to tip, there are 4 pages in L.I.F.E. – Social Skills to help you … Read more

Teaching Realities of Living Expense

Recently a mother posted on FB that her 5-year old receives $7 a week in allowance and the daughter then has to give her $5 dollars back ($1 for rent $1 for water $1 for electricity $1 for cable, $1 for food, and $2 the daughter keeps to spend or save). This posting has created quite … Read more

Snow Days and Student Learning

  When you live in the south, “snow days” (or should I say “ice days”) bring great joy for teachers, parents and students … at least at first. However, when they are combined with holidays and become repetitive … learning starts to be effective and everyone starts to feel the stress. As a guest on … Read more

Unplug

It’s the holidays and a time to be with family and friends so UNPLUG  and do just that … BE WITH family and friends.  I understand that in some cases. electronic contact is the only way to connect this season with long distances interfering with actually being with those  you love. However, the opportunity to … Read more