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Category Archives: Featured

MOTIVATING YOURSELF for 2019 

When it comes to getting results, it takes motivation and ability. Motivation makes things happen. Where there’s no will, there’s no way. One of the best ways to improve your personal effectiveness is to master your motivation and find your drive. If you can master motivation, you can deal with life’s setbacks, as well as inspire yourself to always Continue Reading

10 THOUGHTS TO REMEMBER AS WE END 2018!

The easier it is to do, the harder is it to change.
 Forgiveness is not an event. It is a process. Take a second look … it costs you nothing. Influence is like a savings account. The less you use it, the more you’ve got. It doesn’t do any harm to smile and say “Good Continue Reading

Gross motor skills are defined by the mastery of large muscle movement (i.e legs and arms). Toddlers between 12 to 18 months should be able to walk, walk backwards, crawl up stairs with support, throw a ball overhand, kick a ball with support, roll a ball with hands, imitate more complex motor skills (lifting objects), and Continue Reading

Bully Thoughts

I think we should move away from using the word “bullies” with our children. The term is a label, which sets kids up for failure. To say just because someone made bad choices and bullied another person they are a “bully” means that you’re creating an identity for that child before they have a chance Continue Reading

TIME WASTER PROBLEMS

  These thoughts are meant for all of us!  We fall into the traps of time wasters and we need to find a solution.  Let’s see what they are! Time wasters originate from two sources: environment or self. PERSONALIZED DISORGANIZATION– Disorganization is a key culprit in wasted time.  Sometimes, it shows up in your work area or Continue Reading

The Importance of Pre-School Science

A young child starting preschool brings a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world.  Whether watching snails in an aquarium, blowing bubbles, using a flashlight to make shadows or experimenting with objects to see what sinks or floats, the child is engaged in finding out how the world works.  While a child’s focus is Continue Reading

LAUGHTER

LAUGHTER – Laughter is the opposite of stress.   Stress and laughter are reactions to things not going the way as we think they should be going.   A good laugh can be compared to a mild workout, as it exercises the muscles, gets the blood flowing, decreases blood pressure and stress hormones, improves sleep patterns and boosts the immune system. Continue Reading

Praising and Sharing Approval

Recognition can take numerous forms – a word of praise, an embrace, thumbs up sign and at times a tangible reward.  But every bit is important to reinforcement as the speed with which the approval is shown.   The praise should be immediate so that the child can make connections between his or her act Continue Reading

The Importance of Listening Children began to listen long before they read, write, or speak.  Some children enter school without ever having listened consciously or been held responsible for listening.  For many children, listening is the most important medium of listening.  Growth in the other skills of communication is always conditioned by the ability to listen.  Listening Continue Reading