ARE YOU AWARE OF THE AFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC ON CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS?

With families dealing with multiple concerns stemming from the world’s pandemic, though children may not verbalize their thoughts and feelings, you can be sure that they exist, and many reactions may surprise you. When a father came home one evening and shared with his family that he had been downsized, losing his job that he’d … Read more

During this COVID Period, What Else is on Your Mind?

Of course, COVID is an important topic, and most of us want to get it resolved, but that takes “everyone’s cooperation”.  In the meantime, what is something that might create positive thoughts and might be something that doesn’t trigger a debate or argument?  It is definitely not politics!  With Thanksgiving arriving next month, perhaps we … Read more

CREATIVE, STRATEGIC & SAFE PLANS FOR TODAY’S ACTIVITIES

     Outside Shopping with Masks                Clean with Disinfectant                                   Keep Social Distancing With our lives taking many twists and turns over the past 10+ months, and looking for ways to accomplish activities … Read more

Recognizing Positive Elements Emerging Out of the Pandemic

Many of our nation’s citizens have made negative comments about the “young adults” in our communities, noting that they are short-sighted, impatient, expecting immediate gratification, praises and rewards for doing simply the minimum, and then only after much taunting.  Some call them “lazy”, doing the least amount of work as possible.  Though there may be … Read more

Addressing Your Serious Concerns During the Pandemic

  Many have expressed the various issues we all are experiencing through this stressful period, with most concerns focused on finances, employment, our country and local economy, the volatile situation with our police, etc.  Of course, there is also the big issue for our health and concern for being infected with COVID-19.  With North Carolina … Read more

All Should Have an Open Mind About Others

As you meet and get to know others, do you find yourself making prejudgments or assumptions about them?  Or are you more open-minded and accept the person as is?  Every person is different.  Even twins in a family are said to be distinctively different.  Having two sons who were 2.5 years apart in age and … Read more

Ideas for Working Parents Dealing with Home Schooling

                                                                                                                    POOR TEACHING EXAMPLES Teaching is not as easy as many may think, especially if the students are your own children. Many students are not comfortable for their parents to take the role of their teachers, just as many parents find teaching their children to be very stressful. Keep in mind that the parents are … Read more

How to Prepare to Re-Open Business When Each Day Changes

If you are listening to the different media (radio, TV, Internet, Newspapers…), there may be variances of information shared, but much is also the same.  The Coronavirus is still “center stage” with little else even coming close.  Occasionally, the upcoming elections are touched on, but even other topics are related to the Virus: run on … Read more

Now is the time for New Beginnings

With Spring comes lots of reminders of this being the time of year for a “fresh start and new beginnings.”  As the chill of winter diminishes, trees burst full of leaves and flowers pop open everywhere.  Baby chicks and rabbits also begin appearing across the landscapes.  All of these are signs of HOPE.  And this … Read more