Learning to Thrive by Overcoming Adversity is Resiliency! by Michael Ballard Resiliency is our ability to bounce back even in adversity. It is a set of key resources that help us have more successful experiences and outcomes even when life is hard and feels unfair. The good news is that researchers are proving that it […]

Easy Life Skill Comparing Prices Training Life skills comparing prices can help math become real. What is better eating out or making dinner at home? Home much money can you save? Can you find the recipes to make the same or similar food? Math can be a little drab when it’s problems on a worksheet. […]

Math Skills Game Don’t Get Mad, Get Even Help your child build math confidence as you bolster his ability to differentiate between even and odd numbers. Math skills for children does not have to come with frustration and tears. Want a little extra math practice without the drudgery? Try this fun card game that teaches kids the different […]

Sleep strategies toolbox Do you have energizer bunnies in the middle of the night? Sleep strategies became one of our creative survival skills as we reared children with neurodiversity (ADHD, FASD and incredible sensory issues).  As a baby, our daughter slept fretfully. As a toddler she once fell and we took her to ER, the […]

Binge drinking numbers are higher than most people think. ‘Skol’ Binge drinking creates more inhibition with unplanned sexual encounters. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that drinking too much at one time has become a bigger problem than previously thought and binge drinking causes 80,000 deaths in the US each year. According to the […]

Family values can be unstated or stated – what are yours? Children and especially teens need clear direction and understanding of what family values parents and caregivers agree to. Family values when they are in the open and known by all members become a valuable tool to build cooperation and a family team. What is […]