6 Tips To Getting The Most Out of This Summer For Your Kids ”Summer has a flavor like no other. Always fresh and simmered in sunshine.” ~ Oprah Winfrey When I was a kid, a typical Summer day involved me jumping on my bike after breakfast to explore; maybe I’d head over to a friend’s house or to the wooded park near my house with a group of buddies, or perhaps I’d catch up with another group to play a sport. My friends and I would spend full days outside creating great times. And when the sun would begin to [...]
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Four tips to surviving summer with kids back from college Sharing the nest again and navigating how to function as a family when your son or daughter returns home from college can be challenging. Sure, your child will always be your child, and you may believe that you still know what’s best for them as mom and dad, but with every semester or quarter that passes they’re aging and separating from you. From freshman year to senior year of college, your kids are taking the steps they need to take to become more independent as they enter young adulthood. At [...]
The Many Benefits of Playing Soccer for Children and Teens…At Revolution! With warmer weather arriving, this is the perfect time to play soccer. In addition to being fun, there are many other benefits to playing soccer for children and teens. Soccer is excellent aerobic exercise and it’s great for motor skills and hand eye coordination. Soccer also fosters children’s social skills, perseverance, and communication skills. We know from the research that children and teens who participate in team sports do better in a variety of ways. Athletic children and teens display greater self-confidence and self-respect, possess significantly more leadership skills [...]
COVID-19 Prevention: What’s Missing in the Discussion Get vaccinated. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Avoid crowds. Practice social distancing. These have been, and continue to be, the main directives from the experts when it comes to COVID-19 prevention. And for the past two years now, news and media outlets have blanketed us with precautionary messaging 24-7. But what’s missing from the discussion on COVID-19 prevention, is the limited attention experts and pundits have given to the importance of health and wellness. COVID-19 is a virus, and a very serious one, especially if you are immunosuppressed or immunocompromised. Research has [...]
How to Make (and Keep) Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2022 With 2021 coming to a close, many are looking ahead to what 2022 will bring. And, while there are always things outside of our control (e.g., COVID-19 ending), coming up with some personal new year’s resolutions, can be a fun and productive way to start the year. Sure, we’ve all heard that new year’s resolutions don’t last, but research has actually shown that close to 50% percent of people who make a resolution are still successful in keeping it after a 6-month follow-up. So, how do you make your [...]
Should I Quit My Job? The Great Resignation, a term coined by organizational psychologist, Dr. Anthony Klotz, characterizes the trend in which large numbers of employees have quit their jobs from Spring of 2021 to the present. It’s believed that the trend is due to many factors in response to COVID-19 including burnout, being dissatisfied, lower wages and wage stagnation, being at home for an extended period of time, not wanting to return to the work space and reprioritizing one’s work life and personal life balance. So, if people are leaving their jobs in growing numbers, what does that [...]
Thanksgiving 2021: 7 Ways To Be Thankful This Year The global pandemic has made the last year and a half very difficult for many; the pandemic has forced numerous adjustments and compromises on us, and the death toll in the US alone is tragically closing in on 740,000 deaths. Yes, we have a vaccine, and yes positive new cases across the nation (and the world) are trending down, but many of the stressors of COVID-19 remain. At a time when there is so much negativity and disagreement in the world and within our community, I invite us to focus on [...]
How to Support Our Children During This Not Quite Normal School Year Our children are back in school, and everything’s great, right? Yes and no. Sure, there are plenty of positives to being in school again – our children can access academic material better, receive more personalized and direct instruction, form and maintain better connections, and they are less distracted. However, while research has shown that children learn more when they are in school, the return to school has been problematic for many. In my opinion, the protracted changes, adjustments, and uncertainties of COVID-19 have been, and continue to be, [...]
Managing your child’s back to school anxiety With the start of the school year just weeks away, so many children are beginning to look forward to returning to class. However, the numerous uncertainties, unanswered questions and unknowns about what school will be like this year, alongside the significant life changes and adjustments of the past 16 months, has created a lot of anxiety for returning students. While back to school anxiety is not uncommon, recent surveys have shown that the number of elementary, and middle school, high school, and college students experiencing anxiety is at an all-time high; one survey [...]