Getting organized for school -- no time like the present
Sometimes it can take being halfway through the semester to make us realize that we need to streamline our school routine. Often, it's a progress report, or quarter grades that catch us (and our children) by surprise.
Our philosophy is, "Don't beat yourself up! Start over, start fresh, but above all, keep trying!" With that in mind, here's an online checklist from The Online Organizer to help develop good school routines for your elementary age school kids. Parents of teens, please read it too. There are lots of tips that apply to you.
Speaking of teens ...
If you're the parent of a teen, or pre-teen, you probably feel inundated by all of the music, movies and other media that interest them. You want to help them make good choices that fit your family's values, but you can't possibly know all about every movie and band out there .... or can you?
Check out Focus on the Family's PluggedIn site. They have comprehensive reviews of movies, videos, music and television programming. Five minutes spent reading their reviews can help you decide what works for your family and your children. Please let us know what you think.
Preparing for the holidays 101 ... why do we feel stressed?
This time of year promises a lot. We are all faced with the paradoxes: in the midst of joy and abundance -- lack; along with excitement -- anxiety; promises of closeness that increase awareness of distance.
Although New Year's Day is classically the time for resolutions, now is the time of self-inventory. This involves becoming aware of our true needs, calculating our resources, and admitting our limits. ...... READ MORE
Preparing for the holidays 102 ... stress tools that really help
If you are feeling stressed, don't worry. There are lots of great tools that can help. Some are quick things to try, others involve a little more commitment. One of the best sites we've found is hosted by Duke University ... let us know what you think about it!
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