2018 Big Sister of the Year Myra

2018 Big Sister of the Year Myra




Learning at the Zoo

During summer many families decide going to the zoo is great summer entertainment. Most kids love to see animals and going to the zoo is the perfect place to do that. As a parent it’s fun to see your child’s eyes light up as they view an elephant for the first time or see their giggles as they watch the monkeys play.

Tasting Your Way Through Summer

Summer is almost here and you are probably starting to search for fun and free things to do with your kids. If you haven’t started searching yet, you will be soon! I have an idea for you. How about taking your kids to a Farmers Market? That’s not someplace we tend to think of to take the kids. It’s free and can be quite an adventure. Farmers Markets are open for the summer so add that to your summer fun list.

It’s Better Not to Jump on Anyone’s Fun

Bouncy castles are everywhere now – in birthday parties, wedding venues and even in corporate meets, however it is during summer that their use tends to get double. Summertime is when fun and excitement know no boundaries.

The Federal Government’s Push for Restorative Justice Puts Teachers at Risk

In light of reported discriminatory discipline policies in place in our schools, the Obama administration has been pushing to replace them with a program called restorative justice. The downside of this practice and attending government overreach is putting teachers in harm’s way.

Stretch Your Brain!

Once you stretch your brain you can never go back to the person you were before who was less than the person you are now. It’s sort of like trying to put toothpaste back into the tube. It just doesn’t work and now you have to deal with your new reality. I’d say a more enlightened mind is a good reality to be dealing with, wouldn’t you?

Play Therapy Makes a Difference

All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them. That doesn’t seem like a lot to ask for, does it? Yet, all around us, we see so many unhappy, and yes, damaged children. As society is advancing, as we are daily attaining new heights of success and evolution, something is certainly going terribly wrong. Otherwise, why would we see so many cases of childhood depression, student suicides, bullying, and other innumerable things that children of today are grappling with? Add to that the increase in cases of learning disabilities, autism, ADHD and one realizes how challenging it is to be a child in today’s world. So as parents, as teachers, how does one deal with this new, changing face of childhood? Seen this way, it looks like a dreary, dismal picture. Yet, it doesn’t need to be! Understanding the challenges children face today is the first step toward being in a position to empower and help them. Then comes acceptance of the differences in each one of our children. This calls for patience, for perseverance, and most important of all, tolerance.

Living With Headphones

Headphones or ear buds are as common to today’s teenager as a separate phone line was to teens of the 80’s. How can you communicate with your teen when they are constantly wearing headphones? I will show you 5 ways to communicate effectively with your teen while showing respect in a positive manner.

What’s New In Learning How To Learn?

Is your child struggling in math? Are they studying for hours in the hope of getting excellent marks? How would you feel if you showed them an efficient way to study using the latest research? How may this affect all of their subjects? Think about it! You are giving them a gift worth its weight in gold!

3 Ways to Help Your Teen Manage School Stress

Most teens (83%) say that school is a significant source of stress in their life. Learn 3 ways to help your teen manage school stress…

Personalised Children’s Books Make Underrepresented Kids Feel Included

Children love to see themselves represented in books. Whether it’s through seeing kids of their own gender, skin tone, hair texture, family configuration, or other traits, it is incredibly important for healthy psychological development for kids to know that they are represented. This is especially true of children who are typically underrepresented in mainstream media.

Helping Children Grow Up into Healthy Adults Learning at the Zoo During summer many families decide going to the zoo is great summer entertainment. Most kids love to see animals and going to the zoo is the perfect place to do that. As a parent it’s fun to see your child’s eyes light up as…