Author: Cammie Jones

Five Ways Children Can Show Gratitude Every Day

By Cammie Jones   As we enter the season of Thanksgiving and the holidays, we are bombarded with advertisements, social media and great stories about helping others. These stories are wonderful examples of how our community is making the world a better place. I am often reminded of how important simple, everyday acts of gratitude and kindness make a difference in our lives and the lives of our children. Here are a few ways we can encourage our children to show gratitude daily. 1. Gratitude Jar During November, ask your children to write down something they are thankful for...

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Teaching Your Teen Life Skills

By Cammie Jones   Our teens may be able to navigate their smart phone, tablet or computer like no other but I worry about their abilities in the real world. Can they do a load of laundry, fill out a check, balance a checkbook or boil an egg? These are just a few of the key life skills needed by our children— especially before they head off on their own. 1. Basic Kitchen Skills Besides navigating the microwave, it is important that your child knows how to cook on a stovetop and in an oven. Following basic instructions on...

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