Apr 30 2010

Lemonade Day!

If a nice glass of lemonade sounds good to you this weekend, chances are you might find someone in your neighborhood with a little table, some dixie cups and pitcher of Country Time - this Sunday (May 2) is "Lemonade Day".  (<-- click link for more info).

Lemonade Day is a nation-wide event that teaches kids the skills they need to be successful in the future. Youth learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service, and give back to the community. 

 

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Apr 29 2010

Better Than A Hallelujah

Here's the video we were talking about - an Amy Grant fan made this video for Amy's song "Better Than A Hallelujah" ...

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Apr 28 2010

"Bullying" - Child Expert Michele Borba

There seems to be an alarming amount of stories in the news lately about "bullying". If you're a parent of a child in school, you know it's a big concern.  So how do you help your child and what are the signs to look for that your child might be the victim of a bully?  Child and parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba joined us this morning for some helpful and timely advice.

To listen to our conversation with Michele, check out the links at the bottom of this post.

One quick way to help your kids deal with a bully is to remember the word "CALM"

C - be calm

A - be assertive

L - look the bully in the eye

M - make some noise

Signs to look for ...

Repeated change in your child's behavior and regular routines

Clingy ... they don't want to go outside or don't want to go to school

Afraid of incoming texts or emails (cyber-bullying)

Changes in their sleep, lack of focus, changes in their grades

When they come home, they run to the bathroom - 43% of bullying happens in unsupervised school bathrooms

Expensive items leaving your home - your child could be the victim of extortion

They run to the fridge when they get home - especially girls - they are being excluded in the lunchroom and don't feel safe

Hear what Michele had to say (click links below to listen) ...

Dr. Michele Borba - Key Questions to ask your child

Dr. Michele Borba - How to help your child when confronted by a bully

Dr. Michele Borba - Signs to look for ...

 

 

 

Apr 27 2010

Joe Sangl - Teach Your Children to Save Day

We had a chance to chat with Joe Sangl on this "Teach Your Children To Save Day".  Joe is a financial expert and the author of the book "What Everyone Should Know About Money Before Entering the Real World"  Joe is all about avoiding debt, saving, and managing your finances so you can use your money to fuel the dreams God has given you.

If you ever thought, "I wish I knew 20-30 years ago what I now know about managing money" or you're struggling in this area, Joe's website has lots of great free resources and tools great for adults and children.