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This story is based on real life experiences…the names are changed to protect the $*#*&^$ (I’m not really using names).
This is a tale of two football coaches. One coach survived the season, the other inspired his players to become champions.
One coach tied everything to football: grades, manners and behaviors. Players earned helmet stickers for great plays during the game. The circle up time after the game was a great time of celebration for hard work. But on report card day, students lined up and received helmet stickers for good grades too. During interactions [...]
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“You never know what you had until it’s gone.” The saying is very familiar to those who have lost something or someone of value. For preppers, especially those who are flying solo because their spouse doesn’t believe in preparedness or would think that you finally fell off the deep end, one of the scariest scenarios is if we or our preps weren’t there for our family. What would happen to our families if we just disappeared? Indulge me as I provide a few scenarios.
Scenario #1 – Economic Collapse and Food Storage
Michael started prepping [...]
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Have you ever felt like you were giving someone instructions and they just didn’t get it. Maybe you thought that the person you were giving instructions to was a moron. But maybe the problem was you! You might not have been clear enough in your instructions. Clear communications is the key to so many relationships. I want to share a little strategy that might WILL help you communicate more clearly. It is so simple that you will let out a big “duh!” But sometimes the most simple things make the most impact.
Here it is… [...]
Todd’s Note: As an educator, this is a subject that is very close to my heart. Children are very bright and will learn what to do in an emergency. There are plenty of news stories out there where children have come to the rescue of their parents because they were taught what to do. If you have children, take the time to teach these skills.
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Most adults have thought about what they would do in emergency situations, but parents also need to think about what they want their kids to do in an emergency. Children [...]
Todd’s Note: The best teachers I work with know the value of role playing. Kids need context, examples and modeling. When you role play, you can provide this for them. This article provides some scenarios that you can role play with your child before entering Kindergarten. I feel that some of these scenarios would be good for even First or Second graders. After you read this article, you might be interested in this one as you get your child ready for the new year!
Kindergarten is an exciting time for kids and their parents, but it can also a be [...]