In a world where an increasing number of children are being labeled with attention deficit disorders, it may be worth noting that attention is a muscle-like quality with the ability to be strengthened based on a more, shall we say, boring play room.
Unless you tell your children what you believe about them, you might be surprised what they think.
“You found a WHAT in your bathroom?” I shouted to my brother over the phone. “A scorpion,” he said, rather nonchalantly.
Dawn is turning 50 this month and to celebrate this year, she’s chronicling 50 things to she’s thankful for. Each gratitude post on Everyday Glimpses includes thoughtful quotes and Dawn’s perspective on the topic- both are wonderful reminders on how to focus on the daily wonders and joys that make up the life of a woman.
Essential skills, like learning how to lose and standing up for what’s right, help children relate to others, respond to their own feelings, and negotiate conflict. The result: lasting personal relationships and success in school.
I’m filling out the hospital paperwork between contractions, and am again faced with the mystery of my ethnicity. As usual, there is no check box for “German-Puerto Rican.” My lingering absence of self-identity is, at this moment, only slightly less annoying than the intense pain gripping my abdomen.