I Voted, an American right!

If what’s happening in the world is important to you, take a stand and let your voice be known. Go Vote!
Many Texas News services are reporting great numbers of people voting statewide. By 4:30 pm Monday, 42,241 ballots had been cast in Dallas County.
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Teaching Kids About Gratitude

How to teach your kids to be grateful- give them less!

I think most of us agree that this principle is true, but why can’t we bring ourselves to actually do this?

As parents, despite wanting to give our kids everything, one of the greatest gifts we can give is to literally give less, to force decision-making and awareness among all their choices. We need to have more faith in them and let them be challenged. It’s not easy to watch your kids struggle—but in the end, it does breed gratitude. And there is no question that these lessons are most effective if you start early and consistently through every child’s primary occupation: play.

Every Single Day

Every Single Day

Parenting is a delicate balance of convincing your child they can do anything in life,

Simultaneously screaming “Don’t do that!” every three minutes.

You can help your child improve this executive function by building some working memory boosters into his daily life.
  • Work on visualization skills. …
  • Have your child teach you. …
  • Suggest games that use visual memory. …
  • Play cards. …
  • Encourage active reading. …
  • Chunk information into smaller bites. …
  • Make it multisensory.

Countdown Prayer for School Year

7 days till school starts…

Subject: Extracurricular Teachers
Lord Jesus, I pray for every extracurricular leader in our schools to be blessed and honored.  Thank you for those teachers who sacrifice more of their time so they can not only teach, but help with band, sports, clubs and other special school functions.   We give you praise for those who sacrifice for our children, for they are following your example, in your name we pray.  Amen.

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