While our technology and devices can be wonderful tools to help us connect with a world of knowledge and each other, we need to be aware of the ways technology might be keeping our kids from exploring nature and the outside world.
Incorporating relaxation and mindfulness activities such as meditation into your daily routines can help you to be more centered and less stressed, which can not only affect your attitude but also your family’s attitude.
Spring is the time when flowers are in full bloom and gardens burst with life. While growing a garden helps add beauty to our homes, cultivating greenery may also perk up our life. Don’t fret if your thumb isn’t green, there are plants and flowers that are easy to manage. Even for those who have no experience.
EQ is the ability to recognize, understand, control and express emotions, whereas SEL is the process by which you learn the skills needed to manage emotions, feel empathy, and maintain relationships with others. Why should schools start to teach these two concepts? Here are some of the many reasons:
3D printing has allowed people to do things in ways never thought of before. As you will see, this process has changed many people’s lives significantly.
One of my favorite quotes came from a book later made into the family-friendly film, “The Princess Bride.” The Grandfather (played by legendary screen actor Peter Falk) tells his Grandson (a young Fred Savage), “When I was your age, television was called books.” This gives us a window into how much technology has changed our lives since the days of our grandparents.
This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14th. What many people aren’t aware of is this is the American version of a worldwide holiday, but not necessarily when most of the world celebrates it.
As humans, we have the instinctive desire to give privacy to others when they start asking for it – indeed, children wanting privacy is a major milestone in their development. As a result, I don’t think it’s a surprise that many parents exercise little or no oversight over the online lives of their children – there aren’t many direct threats, and the kids are having fun, so there’s no problem… right?