Posts Tagged ‘children’
Are You, Or Someone You Know, A “Lawn Mower” Parent?
Shocked by New Parenting Concept I was shocked when I discovered that there is a new parenting concept. It is called “Lawn Mower” Parenting! Helicopter Parenting Helicopter Parenting has been a term that has been used for a while. Those parents hinder their children’s development of self-relience because they are always in sight hovering over…Read more
My Book Becomes A Fantastic “Princess Shayna Musical” Collaborative Workshop Experience!
Princess Shayna Workshop Sessions Yesterday and today, I had the privilage of attending the 3 hour workshop sessions for the Princesss Shayna Musical production that will perferformed at the Raue Center, in Crystal Lake, Illinois, on this coming Friday, August 5th, at 7:00pm. Musical Production Billy Seger, who is an education instructor at the Raue…Read more
1st and 3rd Graders Teach Diversity and History Lessons with Harmonious Holiday Songs!
Did you know that between November 1st and January 15th approximately 29 holidays are observed by 7 of the world’s major religions. That information was printed on the program for “1st and 3rd Grade Winter Celebration”, which was an evening event held at at the elementary school that two of our grandchildren attend. My husband…Read more
National Diabetes Awareness Month, Book for Children with Diabetes, and Children Advocates’ Brain Colors
I have emerged from the depths of my writing for National Diabetes Awareness Month. You might be wondering why now. The answer is simple. My Yellow Brain writing goal was to complete the manuscript for Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat & Diabetes by November 1st. I am thrilled to say that I met my…Read more
Rote Replies + “Have a nice day” + No problem” = Teachable Moments To Help You Think Before You Speak!
One of my Yellow Brain mother’s favorite expressions, which I also apply to my life, is: “(Wo)man proposes and God disposes”. This quote was proven to be true a few weeks ago. I intended to attend an purposely unnamed Illinois state agency focused in the early care and education for child development, Pre-K education, and…Read more
I know something good about the Community Crisis Center
I am preparing a Team Building Program for staff at the Community Crisis Center in Elgin, Illinois. I have been working the amazing staff since 2000. It always is a pleasure and a privilege to share my Brain Color approach with the staff to help improve their understanding of each other and the woman, children,…Read more
What Would You Throw In Your Brain Color “Fault Bucket”?
I have used iYogi for tune-ups for my computer for many years. The 24/7 technicians always do a fine job of solving any technical problems I have with my computer. I also chuckle when they close the conversation with…”Good Karam!” Yesterday, the technician showed me a page that was called the “FAULT BUCKET” were errors…Read more
Help Children Thrive with Stable Roots and Encouraging Wings!
Many people have heard the expression: “We can give our children two things: One is roots; The other is wings.” I first saw this wisdom in 1984 on a painting that was given to me as gift from a neighbor. I have taken literary license and amended the expression to read: “The most important things…Read more
“Show Me How!”…This Book Is A Perfect Parent & Teacher Holiday Gift
I would like to introduce you to one of my author friends, Vivian Kirkfield, who is an educator, parenting speaker and children’s author. I have asked Vivian to be a Holiday Guest Blogger and tell you about her award-winning book for parents and teachers of preschoolers, Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading,…Read more
Do You Think Children’s Stories Are Stupid And Illogical?
This morning, before our Blue Brain Relaxing Yoga class began, a few of the women were chatting with one another. One of the women, who I suspected was a Green Brainer, confirmed my suspicion with her comment about a children’s book and a fairy tale. She told us, “I hated Charlotte’s web and thought a…Read more
What Color Is Your “Parenting” Brain Color?© – Library Program
Mark your calendar!! Don’t miss an interactive, helpful and fun Discover Your “Parenting” Brain Color Program at the Ela Area Public Library (View Map) this coming Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00PM – 8:15 PM Meeting Room A and B (R117) During this inter-active workshop attendees will discover their fascinating Yellow, Blue, Green and Orange Brain…Read more
Statistics for Parents, Children & their Brain Color Personalities
This afternoon, I will be facilitating a What Color Is Your Brain? “Parenting” Program at the Gertrude B. Neilson Child Care and Learning Center. I have previously facilitated a Brain Color program for the Team Leaders and another for all the Teachers and Staff members. Executive director, Lana Weiner told me, “Our teachers haven’t stopped talking about brain color and are…Read more