Uncomfortable Comfort Zones

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I reread the email and my mouth hung open and my heart sank. Obviously, things had not gone as planned and now I was forced to rethink my strategy. The most pressing objective for me to figure out was what I was going to do next. It’s hard to pick yourself up off the ground when you’ve done the work, but not everyone was happy about it. Another one of those cold realities of life; you can’t please everyone all the time. Once again it was time for me to expand my horizons and push past my self-imposed comfort zone. […]

Technology Driving You Distraction?

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I walked in from taking the dogs for a walk, and was assaulted by the sounds of one of the K-Pop bands my daughter likes. Making my way into the living room I found her curled up in the recliner, a bottle of water and some pretzels nearby, while she watched a video on YouTube. Her books were scattered around her like confetti after a parade. As soon as she noticed me, she turned the volume of the TV down and paused the video. Taking this as an invitation to begin our daily conversation of how her day had been, […]

The First Step to Success is Knowing How You Learn: the 7 Learning Styles

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I swear I could hear the thundering sound of the second hand as it made each agonizing move while I watched my daughter look at her homework sheet and then consult the notes I’d made as I explained how to solve a particular type of math problem. All I could think of was the old saying about teaching a pig to sing. It frustrates you and annoys the pig. As parents we are constantly trying to find the best ways to help. I’m sure that I’m not the only parent who spends time every night answering questions my daughter has […]