Letters from LYDIA

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Budgeting 101

Sorry, folks. Apparently I dropped the ball or the internet ate my homework. Here’s the missing discussion on Life Skills: Budgeting What is a budget? What does it mean to budget, to save, to keep, to spend? What is a working budget? How do we overcome our debts?...

Intentional Words and Actions

One goal with intentional parenting is to become more connected with our children and more intentional in the words we speak and the things we do. I heard a homily this past Saturday that spoke on hypocrisy. Here’s the part I want you to know: there are two signs...

Caring for Self and Others

Quite some time ago, we posted about life skills and various activities to learn or in which to engage. Let’s refresh our memories on the character traits that help us be better all-around, as both citizens in our communities and individuals. ➜ Caring: feel...

Parenting Resources and Blogs

Okay, Mama. Okay, Daddy. We’re going to discuss parenting your child with intention. We’ll get there. Before we do, I wanted to provide you with helpful resources. I’d suggest you start with the free temperament sorter. A full report is available for $19.99, but for...

Intentional Parenting

As part of the life coach training our staff and/or volunteers undergo, we study mindfulness and being more intentional. Mindfulness – in its simplest form – is intentionally being present or being intentionally present. In the moment, not allowing your mind to wander...

Family Meetings

Family Meetings What are family meetings? Are they important? What do you do in a family meeting? What is the purpose of a family meeting? A family meeting is a time for all family members to get together, to share their lives, and re-connect with each other. Spending...

Wishlist

Parenting Class_Wishlist In the helping professions dealing more with mental and emotional healing, coaches, therapists and counselors use what we call the Miracle Question. In this, we ask “if something were to change overnight, to be different, and you awakened in...

Behaviors: Actions, Deeds, and Choices

Behaviors There are many behaviors we can discuss, but we’re going to do it a little differently. Take your notebook or piece of paper and list 3 behavioral strengths your child has – if you have more than one child, you’ll do this for each child....

50 Facts of Life

By Guest Author: Kimberly Kelly I tell you our younger people REALLY are in sad shape when it comes to manners, respect, how to interact with people in a business and personal manner. I have seen a few that have been taught, then I have seen some that have blown my...

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