I used music to train my Catahoula “Duke” to settle down when he was a puppy and when he got older, we had a 1 year cat at the time also – so I would announce that “Momma is putting on the nappy music”. They both would wander into the office and lay down to nap. It worked!
Our animals can sense that we are feeling anxious or over-whelmed, they will have difficulty too if they know they can’t make us happy. Please take care of the animals too is this crazy time we are going through.
Another oldie but goodie from my big lesson book of science experiments. I remember when doing this experiment in the classroom the hardest part was keeping the students from eating all our materials!
I added a few open-ended question to get your children from Lower-Order (rote knowledge, comprehensive) thinking skills to Higher-Order (problem solving, patterns, define relationships, create new ideas) thinking skills, especially with starting school in a few weeks either online or in-person.
This coming week is going to be a tough week for millions of families out there, let’s be kind and compassionate – we never know what someone is going through.
During one of our morning coffee talks this week my husband and I were discussing the saying we’ve heard since this pandemic “everyone is in the same boat”, well, that’s not exactly true. Our boat looks totally different from a single mom’s boat.
What we should replace it with “the beauty of your life is the struggles you’ll survive”
These struggles won’t last forever, my hope is that when we get to the other side of this pandemic there will be equality, kindness, compassion and tolerance for ALL.
I will be sharing resources about employment, financial, daycare, saving money, healthcare, rent / mortgage assistant right here on this blog to help people get through their struggles.
One saying that I know is true “You are not in this alone”. There is help out there for everyone, you just need to know where to look – I can help with that.
I don’t always have the answers – but I’m diligent in finding the solutions.