EmpowerMind is Refreshing Education!

EmpowerMind is Refreshing Education!

I pick and choose what I promote, simply because my reputation is important to me. I think long and hard on things before I make decisions. I must believe in a person or product before I recommend it. My grandfather used to tell me, "You are only as good as your word." It was solid advice. EmpowerMind is one of the programs chosen as a worthy cause for the Pepsi Refresh Project. Detroit now has an opportunity to win $250,000 that will be used to help it's students through the Empowermind Continue reading

Teach Your Children to Do TWICE the Homework in HALF the Time

Teach Your Children to Do TWICE the Homework in HALF the Time

As you've likely read here before, my son and I have attended EmpowerMind Workshops and I think they are beneficial in many ways beyond the learning. So when Kim asked me to let my readers know about a session she was offering at Temple Israel, I was happy to do so! March 9, at 7:00-8:00 p.m. Temple Israel’s Robert Sosnick Family Life Center, located at 5725 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI. You will leave with tools and techniques to immediately use to help your children and Continue reading

Having Trouble Saying “No” to Your Kids?

Having Trouble Saying “No” to Your Kids?

As parents our first instinct is to give our children everything they need, but we have trouble drawing the line at giving them everything they want. Learning to say no to your children is an important part of their development; it keeps them safe, teaches them gratitude, it even shows them how to self-regulate their own behavior. It's obvious in young children when parents have difficulty setting boundaries. As children get older, and more adept at reasoning (or arguing!), it only becomes Continue reading

30 Days of Thanks – Day 27

"The moment we are confined to a space that is narrow and shallow, our souls begin to die. We thrive upon the spacious love of unlimited space and the gift of acceptance." Jeffrey Patnaude from his book Living Simultaneously: Balancing Self-care, Personal Relationships and Work Today I am thankful for the resuscitation my soul has received over the past year and for the individuals who revived it. Although I began the process alone, several people have helped me find my way back onto the Continue reading

Learning to Learn in an EmpowerMind Workshop

Yesterday I took my son to an EmpowerMind Workshop in Oakland County, Michigan. EmpowerMind is an educational workshop offered by Kim Kassner. She teaches preteens, teens and adults how to determine their learning style and then process information by capitalizing on their personal strengths. I realized my children learned differently than what was expected of them when they attended school in Worthington, Ohio. The term right brain versus left brain thinkingloosely explains two Continue reading