Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up By Tracy Cutchlow My toddler struggled to buckle the straps on her high chair. “Almost,” she muttered as she tried again and again. “Almost,” I agreed, trying not to hover. When she got it, I exclaimed, “You did it! It was hard, but you kept…

Continue Reading →

Bullying is all too real. 5 tips for parents.

Did you know that 25% of public schools report that bullying among kids happens on a daily or weekly basis? And that 1 in 5 high school students report being bullied in the past year? The good news is that because bullying has made national headlines, schools and communities (and even celebrities) are taking a…

Continue Reading →

Attention Parents – This is downright scary

Eye-Opening Statistics 1 out of 4 kids is bullied. 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school. Each day 160,000 students in the US miss school for fear of being bullied. 100,000 students carry a gun to school. More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school. Playground school…

Continue Reading →

Good Things Come To Those Who Sweat

According to KidsHealth.org children 6 – 12 years of  age need physical activity to build strength, coordination,  confidence — and to lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle. They’re also gaining more control over how active they are. School-age kids should have many chances to participate in a variety of activities, sports, and games that fit for…

Continue Reading →

Self Defense begins with Awareness

    author – The Well Armed Woman There are some basic defensive tips every women should know and make part of their daily lives. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS Self defense begins before you even know you need it. Always and in all situations, from going to the grocery store to finding your car…

Continue Reading →

WHY I NEVER LET MY KIDS QUIT…ANYTHING

  From Grown and Flown – parenting never ends. Quitting. We quit jobs, we quit marriages, we walk out on friendships and sometimes we let people down when the going gets tough. Sometimes it is necessary, even the right thing to do. Our kids quit teams and music lessons, art classes and after school programs.…

Continue Reading →

Why Self Esteem Matters

According to KidsHealth.org when children feel good about themselves, it sets them up for success — in everything from school to friendships. Positive feelings like self-acceptance or self-confidence help kids try new challenges, cope with mistakes, and try again. Taking pride in their abilities and accomplishments helps kids do their best. By contrast, kids with…

Continue Reading →

Design Your Fitness Program

  When do most people want to start and exercise program? What time of day do most people want to exercise? If you answered Tomorrow and Later you are probably right. All kidding aside NOW is a best time to start. Design your fitness program – It’s easy to say that you’ll exercise every day.…

Continue Reading →

What does your tapestry look like?

Recently I have been thinking about all of the violence and tragedy in the world that is in our face, thanks to the media, and these thoughts came to me. Please understand that I am not a writer…these are my thoughts.       “To harm another is to harm oneself.   For we are…

Continue Reading →

10 Habits Of Super Happy People by Greg Silva

1. Think of yourself less. To be interesting you need to be interested in others. C.S. Lewis said “Don’t think less of yourself as a person, but think of yourself less, focusing more on the betterment of yourself for the sake of those around you, rather than for your own ego. 2. Move beyond the…

Continue Reading →