Give them something to remember at this year’s get-together! Create a home made Christmas Game that everyone can enjoy. (more…)
Playing games is fun. The joy of spending time with your family is usually reward enough. Sometimes, however, you may have the urge to add even more fun to game time. You may want to change the rules of a game to make it more challenging; you may want to relax some rules for younger players; you may even want to add new elements to the game. When even these modifications are insufficient to inject more fun into game time, you may want to consider creating a new game!
When I was in school back in the 1980’s, many people didn’t have home computers. In fact, typing wasn’t even a mandatory course back then! Because my mother was a secretary and felt that typing skills were important to have, I took typing. I’m glad that I did!
When my ex and I first divorced, my parents invited my children and I down to Florida for a week’s vacation at their rental house. I remember that my friends dropped me off at the airport with the kids and wished me luck. It was at that time I realized exactly what I’d gotten myself into! I did survive that trip, but I learned some important things. (more…)
Clay Bedford, an educational advocate, once said, “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” By using games and other “fun” activities parents can reinforce and encourage children to excel in their educational studies. Hopefully, this will create a curiosity which will continue through the rest of that child’s life.
Do you remember how you loved snow days when you were a kid? There was “nothing” to do but stay at home all day long. When I became a parent, I found that I no longer loved snow days. Snow days meant that the kids were cooped up all day in the house! They also meant making alternative work arrangements so that I could spend the day in the house cooped up with the kids.
Most parents would agree that having their children get a good education is important to them. The fact is that the quality of education that one receives can affect one’s future educational opportunities, job prospects, and income levels. Statistics show that men and women who go on to get their bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees can expect to earn more money than men and women who graduate from high school or obtain a GED.