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FAMILY LOYALTY

Honor and respect create family loyalty. Loyalty is a place of comfort. Family loyalty is the commitment and closeness that bonds a family. Such as parents, children, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and grandchildren. Family memories happen around family activities and time spent together. Quality time with each other is essential.   Some characteristics that are developed during Read More

Lemonade Stand

LIFE LESSONS FROM A LEMONADE STAND by Crystal Horton

A Lemonade Stand is an activity that children enjoy doing and they earn money to purchase things they like. Children invite the neighborhood to enjoy this adventure with them. Their excitement also impacts adults who have fond memories from childhood. In my research, I have found little information on how parents can teach their children Read More

Magical Pair of Glasses

THE MAGICAL PAIR OF GLASSES by Crystal Horton

My oldest daughter is eight. She is becoming quite confident in describing her concerns. Recently I took her to the doctor’s office for her annual physical. Generally, she would sit in a chair and stare at the wall but this time it was different. She asked a specific question, “…when I wake up in the Read More

Questions

20 QUESTIONS by Crystal Horton

When our children do something for the first time, what do we do? We probably smile, clap and encourage them? Why do we stop? At what point do we go into management mode? “Do this, do that, don’t forget to (fill in the blank)….” What’s the difference between a newborn and a five-year-old? How do Read More

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PEN PALS by Crystal Horton

In school, our kids are learning how to fill each other’s (invisible) bucket. They are learning how to make friendships through love, honor, and respect. By building friendships this way and filling each other’s bucket, a long lasting, supportive friendship emerges. For as long as I can remember, we visited my grandparents on a weekly Read More