Thursday, January 10, 2013
Well, we're nearly two weeks into the New Year. How are those resolutions working for you?
Once that mesmerizing bejeweled ball dropped in Times Square two weeks ago, New Year’s hugs, kisses, and unwavering resolutions were exchanged from one end of the country to the other. Champagne toasts were giddily declared as well intending folks across the world embarked on what they hope will be their best year yet. Can I just say I’m not going there this year? – Absolutely not! Instead of banging out a list of my usual culprits that could use a little improvement: Eat healthier, weigh less, find my true purpose, sell custom-made wonder girdles to help pay for eight college funds, learn to play a classy instrument like a viola or the harp, and finally — mastering the fine art of clipping our Pomeranian’s nails so that we don’t succumb…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Whether you're the type of person who resolves to do better in the New Year or not--check out some of our unique resolutions that just may entice you.
Are you one of those steadfast types that love the tradition of making a list of motivating New Year’s resolutions each year? Or, have you “been there – done that” one too many times and have decided that the only resolution you care to make is not setting yourself up for disappointment by breaking the list you made less than one week into it? Go ahead, be honest! Most people are not going to keep their resolutions all year long. They’ll start out with the best of intentions but the worst of strategies, expecting that they’ll somehow find the willpower to resist temptation after temptation. In an interesting report done by Roy F. Baumeister, a social psychologist at Florida State University and co-author of the book, Willpower, he and …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Tell us, tell us - over school break, oh what, did you do?!
Okay, so the title may be a bit Seuss-ish for some but fess up! Keeping last week’s article in mind, the Parents Council wants to know what you did over Christmas vacation; what resolutions you made and if, after a week into the New Year; you are still committed to keeping them! Even with some of us still obligated to going to work through the kid’s school break, as far as what we did… here’s the poop: As far as what we vowed to do…well here’s how we started out: Okay, now it’s your turn. Please let us and other readers know what you did, with or without your kids during the school break and to usher in 2012. We certainly hope that you did find time to enjoy yourselves, each other and all our area had to offer.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Working together as a family to set realistic goals for the future.
Like everyone else, the Parents Council has been counting down the days 'til the end of the year. Just like many of you, we are hoping that 2012 will bring a renewed sense of opportunity and success for our families, ourselves and our community. However, as a recent Time Magazine article spells out, the most common resolutions we all make year after year including eating better, exercising more, quitting smoking, saving money and so on, are destined to be broken more times than not. Basically, we make our resolutions with good intentions and honest hopes of fulfilling them, but in reality we typically set ourselves up for failure by setting our goals way too high and deadlines way too short. As caregivers and parents, one thing we learn …