Had my birthday yesterday and sat down today to send some thank you notes for the gifts I received. Does anyone else do that any more? My parents MADE ME send thank you notes when I was a kid. I then followed suit and can recall saying to my kids, “If you are not grateful … Read more Social Skills-Thank You Notes
Social media. Curse or blessing? Good or bad invention? Well, guess the answer depends on who you ask. Personally, I am not a huge fan of social media. I disagree with using it as a personal brag book or as an easy way to say things you wouldn’t have the guts to say face to … Read more Don’t be a Twit on Twitter
A friend recently sent me an article that appeared in the AJC (Jobs section – 11/27/16) entitled “Manners and etiquette can help your career” — hmmmm, sounds like the underlining theme in L.I.F.E. – Social Skills (book 2) and certainly got my attention to read more, so let me share. This article highlighted Mary Jean Billingsley’s workshop … Read more Social Skills – Eyes Up & Shake Hands
I probably should be ashamed of how long it has been since I blogged. However, I have decided NOT to be because my time away from the computer has been so worthwhile. This is what I want to share that with all my readers as we enter this week of Thanksgiving. See, I have had … Read more Reunite with Family & Friends
Ironing and sewing … not just for the Leave It to Beaver mom, June Cleaver to do. Our teenagers need to learn how to darn socks, sew on a button, hem pants and iron clothing. Yes, a person can outsource these menial tasks, but why? Not one of these tasks takes more than 10 minutes to … Read more Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part XI-ironing & sewing)
If you lost your wallet today, could you list everything that was in it? The amount of money isn’t really the crucial thing, although you may feel that way. What is important is that each individual knows what is in their wallet in case it is stolen or misplaced. So, pose this question to the teens … Read more What’s in Your Wallet?
Here is the TV segment. Once you click the link, give the black box a few seconds to load and the segment will start. http://on.11alive.com/29cc7sq As always, I welcome feedback, but keep in mind that I did have limits on time and content. Thanks for watching! Make the most of your day! Follow me at: Twitter … Read more Me on Atl. & Co. (11-Alive Broadcast – NBC)
Who doesn’t like to eat? I know I do and my family has always used meals to bring everyone together as a bonding/social time. We bonded over the preparation of a meal as well as the eating of a meal. Oh the memories! In an age where vast amounts of food products are readily available … Read more Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part IX-learn to cook)
Back in September, I had Live! with Kelly & Michael playing in the background while I did some kitchen chores. They started talking about the “30-year Old Checklist” and I was drawn to the family room to sit down and watch with full attention. One by one, Kelly started to list the things that every 30-year old … Read more 30-year Old Checklist … Seriously?
Back in April, the challenge I put forth was to see if tweens and teens could read an analog clock. I didn’t get much feedback, so I’m not sure how everyone did but I’m changing up the “telling time quiz” today by asking adults to review military time with the youth in their lives. (And … Read more Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part VIII-military time)