Childhood Illnesses. Anytime someone is diagnosed with a chronic illness, their life changes dramatically. What if that person was your child? or you? Mac Hoberman was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 16. Right when most kids were gaining freedom... Marc was losing all of his. This is an important lesson in what I like to call "sometimes something really IS wrong". Think of those times when someone is rude or acting strangely. It could be someone in your family or someone in line in front of you at the store. So often we just assume that people are rude, mean, weird... when really they have a health or mental issue that makes life extremely difficult and they want to keep it behind closed doors. So as you listen to Marc's story, please create a place in your being for a slice of compassion for the unknown ordeals that others might be dealing with. What You Will Learn ♦ What it is like to have a seizure? ♦How to not let your disease define you. The three elements of a chronic illness. A. The side effects of seizure medication B. The effects of the disease. C. The emotional effects. ♦What are the three things you need to do to deal with illness? A. You need a support system. B. Know that you are not alone. Do your research. C. The support system starts with YOU!. If it doesn't start with you it's not going anywhere. B. Start a Journal. Write out what you are going through. ♦ What do parents need to know when their kids go into testing the S.A.T. ♦ When you hire someone to work with your kids let them be the good guys and bad guys. You do not need to be hounding the kids to do their homework. Let the tutor do that. Resources lighting the educational flame https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/powerful-memoir-search-and-seizure-overcoming-illness-and-adversity-by-marc-hoberman-300299968.html http://Gradesuccses.com Marc's Book 'Search and Seizure: Overcoming Illness and Adversity'
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Emily's rant about the way moms treat each other.
You won't believe the damage this cheap, legal drug can do can do.
Involving the kids in the work that you do to put food on the table.
How open should we be with our children interest in diffrent religions?
I'm Bored!!! Is it really OK to let kids get bored or are we damaging them with a lack of stimulus ?
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Preventing sexual abuse. The very first thing that you can starting today to teach and use the correct words for "private parts".
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Scouting history and a great quote for kids
Self expression through writing. As adults, many of us have used multiple different tools to take a step back from our lives and process what is working for us and what is not. But not very many of us have written our life story as a way to find patterns that might be holding us back. Stacy Brookman does just that and she is doing it with kids as well. For me personally, when I think about writing in school or as a kid I very rarely think about it as a tool of self-reflection... but more of a rigid way to be criticized for spelling and grammar. In this episode, we are going to change all of that and really dive into the power of writing and how it can help kids learn about failure and to become more resilient.
Give them something to mimic. They are looking towards you to learn and they feel lost when they can't understand what you are doing.
Dying for our kids. Giving all our resources without teaching them how to survive on their own.
Writing letters to show gratitude
What You Will Learn The 5 steps to writing the perfect letter of gratitude. Share a memory that is important to both of you. Describe the person you are writing to in an admirable way. Talk about the difference that person has made in your life and the life of others. Say that you are grateful Handwrite your signature. Ideas for getting your kids to write thank you letters might be to make them write them before that are allowed to play with the new toy. Let the kids see you writing thank you letters. Write thank you letters to your kids. Create a notebook that you can fill with the letters that you write to your kid so they will be able to read and keep them. Help your kids as much as you can in the prosses of writing the letter. And of course, grab a copy of Lynette's book :) The link is below. Resources http://www.goodwaystowrite.com/
A very common mistake we all make when communicating to anyone.