Talking to our students and children about subjects that may seem difficult for them to understand is an important concept in starting early. I have found that the subjects that I was not sure was really getting through to the students would come back later, with them speaking of them with authority. A couple of
Have you ever noticed that sometimes it takes a natural disaster to move people to open their hearts to give to others. We saw this great outpouring in the hurricane that destroyed New Orleans, the Tsunami that struck in Indonesia, a fire that strikes a neighbors home, a disease that hurts a child. But when
I have been moved by the stories I have heard this season about the use of the ‘Christmas Jar’ by families in communties around the United States. I would like to propose that we start our own tradition at Balanced Life Skills with all of our classes. The concept teaches a number of lessons that
The most valuable thing that we have to share with our communities are our time and our talent. The theological author, Richard Whatley once said, “A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbors.” All of us have some talent, whether we are young children or adults. The
What is it that makes us a good citizen? it is not just about our intentions or where our heart is. It is about our actions – what we do, for and with the community that we are a part of. Our communities include our family, school, extracurricular activities, our neighborhood, and yes the world.