From a previous post 3 years ago: In the book, Atomic Habits, the author, James Clear, talks about making small improvements everyday. He talks about having structures around the goals you want to accomplish, with a series of tiny changes you want to make. James Clear gives a nod to the book The Power of Habit when he talks … Continue reading “Tiny Changes”
What We Can Do Right Now To Help Our Child Become A Good Reader
Getting involved in our children's reading is crucial to early reading success and future achievement in school. My first child Nico was a great reader. Usually first children get all of that ATTENTION, right, because they are the first and onlies. I tried with my second child, Ross. It doesn’t come as easy with most … Continue reading What We Can Do Right Now To Help Our Child Become A Good Reader
Start Reading Early With Our Children
It turns out reading early, and reading a lot is a big deal. • “Past early literacy research emphasized the importance of daily adult/child reading time, as well as having 100 or more books in one’s home, and its link to a child being academically ready and successful in kindergarten. (my note: they can be … Continue reading Start Reading Early With Our Children
Teaching Admirable Character Traits Through Books
Other than being an authentic example , books and stories can teach our children valuable character traits. It was April 2020. Four of our adult six children had returned to our house for the Covid quarantine. We went from empty nesters to having every bedroom full. At one breakfast I started telling everyone part of … Continue reading Teaching Admirable Character Traits Through Books
What are the Benefits of Being A Reader for Our Whole Lives?
Being a lifelong reader can improve our lives so much! That means we have a growth mindset and we want to keep learning and improving. When our children see us reading, then because they want to be like us–the principle of attachment--they will want to read too. When “marketable skills” are mentioned maybe we think … Continue reading What are the Benefits of Being A Reader for Our Whole Lives?
Habits and Routines Have Changed My Life
I posted here about the book, The Power of Habit. This book changed my life in my early 50's. It taught me in order to have a habit, I needed a powerful cue. One of my favorites cues in the morning is I can't look at my phone until I say my morning prayers. That … Continue reading Habits and Routines Have Changed My Life
Save More Than You Spend
I have worn my adult children out, telling them this story about Amy Dacyczyn, my frugal mentor that I have written about earlier. I want them to learn from her free spending 20’s: Amy moved to Boston in her early 20’s with a graphic design degree. She said she worked for ten years and enjoyed … Continue reading Save More Than You Spend
Educate Ourselves With Sound Financial Principals
Where to start? Start looking at our bank statements and see what we could have cut out this month, how much do we actually make and how much interest are we being charged on each credit card and loan and write it down so it stares us in the face. Make a spreadsheet or have … Continue reading Educate Ourselves With Sound Financial Principals
Wake Up and Take Responsibility With Our Money.
In The Atlantic Magazine, Neal Gabler wrote an article about his struggle with financial woes with startling vulnerability. Titled The Secret Shame of Middle Class Americans, Gabler shone a light on the hardship of almost half of America! He wrote: “The Fed (took a survey) and asked respondents how they would pay for a $400 … Continue reading Wake Up and Take Responsibility With Our Money.
Managing Our Money Well
This Learning Packet is called “Managing Our Money Well”. The word “well” is a critical addition at the end of that phrase, because that means we are prospering and building so that money is blessing our lives. This is not a grit-our-teeth-experience to endure through until we die. There is a better way to live! … Continue reading Managing Our Money Well