Words Can Hurt Part 1 This week I participated in a local writer’s reading session. First for those of you unaware of the writing, reading process, sharing writing publicly can be one of life’s most humbling moments. I
How Important is Vocabulary? Critical! Correlated with academic success, increased income levels, country’s GDP
How Important is Vocabulary? Critical! Correlated with academic success, increased income levels, country’s GDP As a former classroom teacher and parent, I would often hear the following comments: children just aren’t reading books like children did
The Power of Language: Maybe We Need to STOP and THINK of the Power of Our Words Conversations with friends this week have inspired this reflection on the power of casual expressions that we often use
Are you teaching your child how to maintain healthy boundaries? Providing our children with a healthy boundary skill set is critical in ensuring that they are not victims of guilt, bullying, manipulation, being pathological pleasers and abused (emotionally and physically). As mentioned
Are your children worried or confused hearing adults talk about the issues presenting us today? No matter how we try to protect them from the news and events affecting us within our communities, they are exceptionally observant and very intuitive. Their worry
What is the Simplest Rule of Empathy? The Golden Rule! Hmm or should it be the Platinum Rule? Keeping it Simple … at home, at work and in our communities. The Golden Rule certainly is a great starting point expounded by a
Are animals more civil and human while humans are becoming more primal and beastly? Watching the shenanigans in the world today I can’t help but think we are just a bunch of
Who can we count on daily, sunshine or rain? SPECIAL FRIENDS! They say that your friends are the family you choose. This pandemic certainly has reminded us all how much our family
Is Your Vocabulary in Need of Cleaning and Refreshing? Since the start of the physical distancing, I have been enjoying James Ridge’s humour and informative posts of birds on his Facebook account. He made reference to a word ‘slobberchops’, meaning a very
Ask Your Child: How much power do you think words hold? Can you give an example of when words are powerful?
Ask Your Child: How much power do you think words hold? Can you give an example of when words are powerful? As adults we have all experience the power of words. Years ago a teaching colleague of mine had the acronym T.H.I.N.K.