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Back to school – without the anxiety


At the prospect of heading back to school, children should feel happy to be back with their friends again and look forward to learning new things – but what if anxiety about tests cripples any positives with schooling? If your child has suffered from test anxiety in the past, consider taking some time to understand what anxiety is and how you can help them overcome it, so that when testing time does come around, you and your child will be prepared.

The eBook ‘Tame the Test Anxiety (Teach A Child To)‘ will be free on Amazon on Friday 12th July until midnight on Wednesday 17th July. This excerpt should convince you of the reasons why you should take advantage of this offer and download a copy:

Children are very tuned to parental feelings. You may not think you are anxious, but every parent has some anxiety about a child’s school success. You need to take the time to learn and practice the exercises in this book before teaching them to your children. Doing so will have the bonus of improving your ability to be more a relaxed and confident parent, which is good for you and all of your family.

It doesn’t matter if you own an Amazon Kindle or not because Amazon provides free reading apps for any device. Click on the cover below to visit the Amazon page and get your free copy:




I am now on the border between the USA and Canada.  Both are countries where we are free to express ourselves, free from torture or death if we disagree with our leaders.  As you celebrate, discuss how bullies of all types want us to only agree with them.

Cheer freedom; cherish freedom.  As was declared at the founding of our country: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: All humans are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain alienable meaning God given rights.”

Remember the truths our founding fathers valued so much: Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Take hope in that we, the people of the Unites States and Canada, were once bitter enemies and now we are allies and friends.

Do all you can do to protect those rights and for all you do, thank you.



The car is packed, we’re ready to go. Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario, New York here we come.


Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  



A change of scene is usually a good break.  Most vacations are good break times. Occasionally, the planning is more fun then the trip.  Not when you can see good friends along the way and that is what we will be doing. Watch for pictures.

As usual for all you do to make the world better thank you.  You have made a big difference in my life.



Before a child starts walking you can teaching them the skills needed to participate in family meetings. How? Using sign language.


“Your turn,””Stop,” “All done,” “Wait,” and “Quiet” were  among the first signs I taught my grandsons. Didn’t teach your kids  signs?  No matter, start using them now.   To use at a family meeting, make a copy of my little poster print it up and post it during the meeting.  As soon as every family member learns the signs, they will use them to keep others on track also.

Stay strong

Here comes the commercial ‘How To Hold Successful Family Meetings’is  available on Amazon Kindle free until midnight June 25th

Thank all who practice kindness,  sharing and caring, you make a difference, you make the world better.