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Lyme’s Disease

Lyme’s Disease

A mom shared that her daughter was bit by a tick.  She saved the tick and brought it to her doctor.  The doctor’s response was, We don’t analyze ticks anymore.  We will do blood work.  So the mom disposed of the tick. If I were this mom, I would have found...
Dying-talking to your kids about it

Dying-talking to your kids about it

We are all going to die some day.  I feel it’s important to discuss this with my kids every once in a while. I want them to know: 1. It’s okay to die; everyone will eventually. 2. It’s okay to be sad for a little while but not to stay sad. see page...
Expectations

Expectations

To expect someone to preform 💯 percent quality, 💯 percent of the time is unreistic.  So if you worked in a classroom, it doesn’t make sense to expect all children to have perfect behavior all the time.  In this example every child should strive towards their...
Feeling Words

Feeling Words

A friend told me that she used a feeling word.  I said, “Great! What did you say?”  She said she told her brother-in-law, “That’s not a nice thing to do,” as he threatened to put his hands all over her salad.  So even though she used the...
dog training, (2)

dog training, (2)

My dog growled at me while he was eating.  To stop this behavior, the next time I fed him, I held his bowl and fed him by hand.  I think the dog realized that if he didn’t act right that he wouldn’t get fed.  After one time of doing this, he never growled...
Jealousy

Jealousy

If I am feeling jealous of others or their achievements, I find something that makes me special and focus on that. Then my jealous feelings go away.
How to train a dog

How to train a dog

This is my behavioral approach to train my dog…  Every time I give my dog a treat I say the word “treat” and whistle. By doing this, I am teaching the dog to come when he hears “treat” or my whistle.  So lets say the dog gets out of the...

Just for Today

If I always anticipate tomorrow, or the weekend, I’m not appreciating today.  If I don’t appreciate” today” my life will seem to pass by quickly. I live for today because tomorrow may never come.