My story doesn’t begin at college day one, mother saying goodbye in the dorm, classes in two days. Instead it starts earlier than that, in 7th grade drama class at my DODEA high school in Heidelberg, Germany.
Fall in Europe is beautiful. Cool, crisp mornings, leaves turning brilliant shades of copper and burgundy, and of course, plenty of football. Not just American football, but European as well. European football (or soccer in the States) has plenty of drama and theatrics.
Congratulations! Your teenager has been accepted to his college of choice — that’s a weight off of everyone’s shoulders. But now, the hard part: helping him prep for living independently, and overcoming the emotional hurdle of letting him go.
The Children’s Book Project is developed to help parents, educators, caregivers, libraries, and schools. The project is bilingual, written in English and Spanish, with its main focus in discussing each book along with a lesson plan or workbook.
When it comes to parenting, one of the best lessons we can share with our kids is about money. Money talks should start at an early age, and by the time kids reach middle school they should be conscious of how money works as well as the importance of saving.
With the right games, toys and activities on-hand, playtime can pull double duty, being an opportunity both to have fun and help kids reach important milestones.
To build the following skills, consider incorporating the following ideas into your child’s playtime:
It can be daunting navigating the toy aisle, or browsing online for appropriate toys for children under five. Most shoppers want value for money, as well as educational value, and naturally we want the child receiving the purchase to find the toy fun to use too – what’s the point otherwise?
Relocating to another country with children can be confusing for them. Moving to Europe offers a new atmosphere of cultural differences and surroundings. Introducing new sights or cultural concepts to kiddos through reading or games can be a fun way to mentally explore the notion of a new place.
Landscape photography is probably the most popular type of photography. You can do it anywhere. I often get asked questions on the subject, so I created a Landscape Photography How To.
Deciding where to go
Selecting a university to attend is one of the biggest and most stressful decisions a young person is tasked with making. When it comes to it, there are several benefits to choosing a small college instead of a major state university.
As the pandemic continues to restrict many of the places you are able or inclined to go, finding ways to stay active is important for keeping the body and mind healthy and happy. Here are some ideas for new hobbies to try.
School’s (almost) out and the kids are anxious to get outdoors – rain or shine. Sometimes the timing isn’t right for travel or a vacation. But, there are endless of inexpensive kid crafts to make right at home. Who needs a beach?