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11 months ago

Helping your child learn social skills

Royce Shook · The family was on a ZOOM call. As I watched the very youngest of our family play and be children on the call while their parents struggled to keep them in line, I thought about how important we believe it to be to teach social skills.   A properly adjusted child is vital to makin ...

11 months ago

Those who shape us

Royce Shook · I was watching a Jan Arden special a few days ago and she said something that I thought was interesting. She said, that one of the most common questions she is asked, “What was your big break?” For those of you not familiar with Jan Arden, she is an icon Canadian singer, writer, ...

1 year ago

Learning a new language?

Royce Shook · According to a study, A Critical Period for Second Language Acquisition: Evidence from 2/3 Million English Speakers the best time to learn a new language with native-speaker proficiency is by the age of 10. Children under 10 can more easily absorb information and excel in the new ...

2 years ago

Questions for end of life planning 2

Royce Shook · Do your children know who your professional team is? · As you prepare the legal documents you will be choosing people that you trust and who know you, in some cases, this person may be an adult child. The children should know if you have called in other professionals who can hel ...

2 years ago

Entrepreneurial Skills You Can Learn From Your Kids

Sol Trickey · Entrepreneurs are constantly required to learn, improve, evolve, and learn again. Often this means that they must seek and accept guidance and inspiration from each person they encounter be they co-workers, superiors, or peers. But there’s one group of people entrepreneurs tend t ...

3 years ago

Parenting as an Entrepreneur

Sol Trickey · Parenting and entrepreneurship are both full-time jobs that have a very different set of responsibilities, but very similar required skillsets. It is not impossible to be both a great parent and a great entrepreneur. Just remember the following pointers when approaching problems ...

3 years ago

Things Grandparents Know

Royce Shook · My generation seems obsessed with perpetual youth. But we are also people of passion. From the moment my generation arrived, we seemed to be bringing a mission and a different vision for society than had existed before. This sense of knowledge and of vision accounts for the incre ...

3 years ago

Fun Is Different Now

Royce Shook · You can probably remember being a child when the most important thing in the world was having fun. · Well, there are some remarkable similarities between your retired life and those carefree days of childhood. · For one thing, when you were a child, you didn’t work for a living, ...

4 years ago

Retired, consider teaching part time

Royce Shook · Just retired and looking for something to do, ever thought about teaching as a second or third career? If you are just preparing to enter the ranks of professional teachers and you are not a recent college graduate, it is · easy to feel a bit insecure and ask that question, "Can ...

4 years ago

We hold faith--revisted

Royce Shook · Changing a few words changes the meaning and direction and message we as writers want our readers to hear. Words have power and force that go beyond the writer. A few days ago, I wrote that we hold faith and I looked at death. Yet by changing and deleting a few words in the post ...

5 years ago

Imagination is my brother

don kerr · "I'm not writing non-fiction. I don't feel anything about me as a kid was unique. Except that I had more interest in being alone and using my imagination." · John IrvingDo you have a brother?There is a special bond with brothers. It is a spiritual joining that only recently becam ...

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