That Dark Cloud That Hangs Over Eeyore

Don’t you just love Eeyore from the Winnie the Pooh series? I know that I do…. even with that dark cloud that hangs over his head and his “Poor Me” attitude… there is just something about that little guy that I just love. Eeyore is one of the series favorite characters.

Here is a very short sweet charming video about that dark cloud that hangs over his head… I hope you enjoy it.

A positive attitude is something that can be taught starting at a very young age…. Just one of the many concepts in the Law of Attraction.

Go for your Goals…Visualization and Goal Setting For Kids” is the first book ever to explain “The

Law of Attraction” and “Goal Setting” in terms your children really will understand!

This comprehensive success program is designed to empower your kids to achieve great success in life. This wonderful program includes:
~Activity Sheets
~A Special Guide…Just For Parents

You can read more about “Go for your Goals…Visualization and Goal Setting For Kids” at link below

Look on the Bright Side!

sun-220187__180“Look on the bright side” is one of those positive saying that can’t help but put a smile on your face. People who look for the positive in any situation rather than gravitating toward the negative side are those that seem to just go with the flow. They don’t let things upset them. What about you…. do you look on the bright side of things?

I have always looked on the bright side of things… many say I live in a dream world, or a world of my own… some have even said that I hide my head in the sand rather than look for fault. I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt.. but then I am a control freak so I also tend to do things by myself.. and of course in my own way…. Gosh maybe that is why I get along with others so well……But seriously….. don’t you think that having a positive outlook on things and also keeping a positive attitude is easier than being a Grumpy Gus?

Do you know any Grumpy Gus’s?…..I know a couple… Being around negative people is hard to do at times… but I look on the bright side….How do you handle Grumpy Gus’s?

Going through life with a chip on ones shoulder just makes things so much worse…. always in the “Poor Me” mode. Or like Eeyore, the donkey from Winnie the Pooh that always walks around with a cloud hanging over his head.  Gotta love Eeyore.. even if he is a Grumpy Gus….

The Law of Attraction is such a wonderful mind set…. Very few Grumpy Gus’s are a student of the Law of Attraction. Maybe if they had been introduced to the LOA as a child they would be looking at things differently now….. If they would of been exposed to Looking on the Bright Side of Things as a child I am certain their mind set would of been different.

Go for your Goals…Visualization and Goal Setting For Kids” is the first book ever to explain “The Law of Attraction” and “Goal Setting” in terms your children really will understand!

This comprehensive success program is designed to empower your kids to achieve great success in life. This wonderful program includes:
~Activity Sheets
~A Special Guide…Just For Parents

You can read more about “Go for your Goals…Visualization and Goal Setting For Kids” at link below

How different would your life be if you had known about the Law of Attraction as a child?

How different would your life be if you had known about the Law of Attraction as a child?

This is a wonderful video that talks about a marvelous program that teaches your child about the Law of Attraction. It is never to early to start teaching your child about the way they look at things will help them with absolutely everything in life. I am sure that you have heard the saying many times.. “It is all in the way you look at things”… it is so true with the Law of Attraction…..

It is never to early to introduce the Law of Attraction to your child.

Go for your Goals…Visualization and Goal Setting For Kids” is the first book ever to explain “The Law of Attraction” and “Goal Setting” in terms your children really will understand!

This comprehensive success program is designed to empower your kids to achieve great success in life. This wonderful program includes:
~Activity Sheets
~A Special Guide…Just For Parents

You can read more about “Go for your Goals…Visualization and Goal Setting For Kids” at link below

If you want to know…. ASK!

Have you ever wondered what your child thinks about things?..

If you want to know ASK! Here are a a few question WITHOUT ANY prompting, ask your child these questions and write down EXACTLY what they say. It is a great way to find out what they really think.

Might be interesting to save their answers and ASK again in a few years….

1. What is something mom always says to you?

2. What makes mom happy?

3. What makes mom sad?

4. How does your mom make you laugh?

5. What was your mom like as a child?

6. How old is your mom?

7. How tall is your mom?

8. What is her favorite thing to do?

9. What does your mom do when you’re not around?

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?

11. What is your mom really good at?

12. What is your mom not very good at?

13. What does your mom do for a job?

14.What is your mom’s favorite food?

15.What makes you proud of your mom?

16. If your mom were a character, who would she be?

17. What do you and your mom do together?

18. How are you and your mom the same?

19. How are you and your mom different?

20. How do you know your mom loves you?

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?

22. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go?

23. How old was your Mom when you were born?

Click here to PRINT!

Do You Know About Money?

302886_10151365336348268_1580157072_nI found this very informative article about money. This information is excellent and ALL should know this. This is the kind of stuff that should be taught to kids starting at a young age. Were you taught to count back change?.. or how to balance a check book?… I know I was not taught either of those things. I had a job as a front desk clerk and counting back change was one of the hardest things I had to do. It was not something that came easy. Now with all of the cash registers telling you what to do.. I bet many people would be lost without the technology of the modern day cash register…

Anyway.. I hate copy and paste crap but I thought this was a great article so I am posting it here as I found it….. I am not able to give credit where credit is due… I got this in a pack of 1000’s of pre-written articles… most were worthless.. but this one was great!.. Enjoy!

In a test of basic economic principles given to 2000 Americans, both adults and teenagers, the average grade was failing. Throughout the years, it has been proven by numerous studies that when high school students graduate, they leave with little understanding of personal finances.

I was never taught how to count back change, balance a checking account or understand compounding interest. But yet, I graduated with the highest math honors, having tackled calculus and physics courses at the neighboring college. But at no point, was I taught the basics of finances before I entered college. Nor were many other American teenagers.

And now credit card debt and financial troubles seem to be everywhere. It is surprising how many people don’t really understand their finances. For example, one of my close friends recently told me that her credit cards had great rates once the 0% interest expires. I told her that her rates can go up at any time, but she didn’t believe me.

So what do you and your children need to know about money?

You need to understand the basics of how to balance your checking and how to budget your income. These two practices will keep you financially grounded. If you can balance your account and stay within your budget, you are probably doing well.

What can throw you off track is debt. And it is coming at you from all sides. You need to understand that there is good debt and bad debt, but that debt becomes fatal if you can’t afford what you have racked up. For example, having a home mortgage is good debt. But if you can’t afford the mortgage payment and risk defaulting on the loan, there is no good in it.

You have to know how debt works. Understand the advantages and disadvantages to using your credit. If you have or are thinking about taking out a credit card, I suggest that you learn all of the tricks of the trade. I would say that the one thing to remember is that debt costs you. All debt costs you. Credit cards, auto loans, mortgages and student loans aren’t designed for your good. They are there to make the lenders money. Keep that in mind.

When you are thinking about taking out a loan, you should do main things:

Know your credit score and what your credit report says. Figure out the total cost of the loan. This includes all of the interest you will have to pay back. The number might surprise you. See how long it would take you to save for it versus paying off the loan. Shop around for the best interest rates and terms.

One of the most important things is understanding compounding interest. This can be slightly hard to get a grip on at first, so have someone show you how the numbers work. And keep in mind that though interest can cost you in debt, it can give to you in savings.

Finally, you need to understand that as an adult, there is more to finances than just money. It is about self-control, trust and other emotions. There are also many facets to managing your finances. You have insurance policies, investments and wills and trusts to consider. It’s all about making the best future for you and your family. That’s what money spent wisely can do for you. Take the few hours to learn how to get there. It will pay you back thousands and thousands of times.

Click below to help your children while they are young with what they need to know about money.
Teaching your Children About Money

Teacher Created Resources

Over 1500 products from Teacher Created Resources
Teacher Created Resources is an educational publishing company.  It is an easy-to-use online store of more than 2,000 classroom resources for teachers of PreK through Grade 8.
All of the products are “created by teachers for teachers and parents.”

Teacher Created Resources carries books for all areas of the curriculum, including language arts, math, social studies, science, art, and technology. Not only do they carry books but they also carry classroom favorites such as bulletin boards, banners, awards, postcards, file folders, memory albums, stickers, and more. Many of these products featuring the artwork of well-known artists such as Mary Engelbreit, Susan Winget, and Wyland.

The website offers not only many wonderful products to choose from but it also has many items that are free to download as well…things like…

Teaching Tip of the Month:
This month’s Teaching Tip comes from” How to Manage an Independent Reading Program.”

Scroll to the bottom of the site and you will find several categories to choose from under the heading of:
Free Monthly Activities
Free Stuff

Please book mark the site.. I am sure you will want to refer to it often for suggestions, tips and Free stuff that your able to download and use right away in your own classroom. I am sure you will find Teacher Created Resources one of your favorite go to sites…. Book mark it now…. Teachers Created Resources.

  I am one of those crazy critter lovers….. I have found the most wonderful way to teach children about natures wonderful feathered and furry critters as well as snakes and spiders too. Zoobooks is designed for animal lovers.

Founded in 1980, Zoobooks encourages a lifelong love of reading and nature. Award-winning photos and amazing illustrations captivate kids. The articles are packed with interesting, kid-friendly information. Teachers recommend Zoobooks because of the quality but also the fact that kids love animals and are highly motivated to read more about them.

Zoobooks is family-tested by more than 8 million parents and also has over 100 products available in a new product catalog! A top magazine in classrooms for 20 years and Parents Choice Award approved annually by the parents and teachers that care the most!

For younger children Zoobooks also offer 2 other options to choose from…
Zootles for kids 3-6:
Zootles magazine for younger kids is also full of animal fun. It’s written just for preschoolers! The illustrations and stories are charming and educational.

Zoobies for kids 0-3:
Zoobies is the newest magazine for 0-3 year olds. It’s like a little board book full of eye-popping photos and simple text for the youngest animal lover.

No matter what age your child is you will be bringing nature to them in wonderful colored pictures and interesting articles. Most parents would agree.. whatever it takes to get kids to read and learn is certainly a step in the right direction for a child’s education. Learning about nature encourages children to want to know more and more. Reading is always a good thing.

You can read more about Zoobooks and choose the best book for your little learner here at Zoobooks.


Teaching your children the Law of Attraction while you home school

Schoolteacher 01I have always thought that the Law of Attraction should be taught in the classroom starting in kindergarten and expanding upon the teachings of the message each year after that… Just imagine for a moment if our children grew up being taught the Law of Attraction at such an early age… They would grow up with such a marvelous mindset….I know that I would of loved to of been exposed to the Law of Attraction at a young age.

Some how I don’t think that the main stream educational curriculum would think that is a topic that should be taught in the classroom. I am certain that they would have many excuses why that wouldn’t be a good thing to do.

Perhaps the public school system wouldn’t allow the Law of Attraction to be taught in the classroom but I bet this would be a wonderful topic to add to someone who home schools their children…. Charter schools may even be a perfect place to offer the teaching of the Law of Attraction.

If you are a home school teacher and need guidance as to how to even start the topic of the Law of Attraction to your student.. here is a marvelous step by step guide that was written by a former teacher. You will just love her wonderful accent…. it adds so much to her audios.

You can find out more about this wonderful guide here…. Happy Kids 4 Life

K5 Stars is an online Learning Center

K5 Stars is an online learning center that helps every child become a star learner. Mastering the basics such as Sight Words, Reading and Elementary Math is the foundation of success from elementary school through college and beyond. Give Your Child a Boost with Over 300 Fun Online Games!

Is Your Child Falling Behind In Reading?
K5 Stars is able to help you child become a better reader. The K5 Star site is very interactive. Being able to access this learning tool at any time of the day or night is a real advantage for not only you but also your child. Being able to learn from the comfort of your own home at any time…When ever is convenient.

Is Your Child Falling Behind In Math?
Give Your Child a Learning Advantage with Over 300 Fun Online Games!
Let your kids play their way to an education! Designed for Pre-Kindergarden-5th grade. Just look at the topics that are available….
telling time
units of measure
In addition to the over 300 interactive games that are available your also able to print off (pdfs) for Sight Words Word Search Puzzles: These are available for several different grade levels.

This site offers several options …
You can try this teaching tool out for free for a week…..
Then decide if you want to continue to use it… the membership fee is VERY small…. and it is good for en entire year!
What have you got to loose?

Plant the Reading Seed Early

It is never to early to start reading to your child. You can start reading to you or child before they are even born, your soft gentle voice can be very comforting.

I am sure you have seen an image of speakers hooked up to a very pregnant mother to be.. playing soft music to her unborn child. Reading to that unborn baby would be the same thing, BUT….in my opinion even better. It would be YOU… the voice that they will hear for their lifetime. Plant the reading seed early. You can not start much earlier than that.

Reading to your child should be a habit you start early and continue as they grow older. Reading before a nap or before bed, reading a quick story before lunch time…. form a reading habit will help your child relax and unwind. Stories don’t have to be long….but if they are, perhaps saving the second half of a lunch time story would be the perfect transition into a before nap time story.

Books that have colorful pictures and lots of white space.. with very few words can help spark your child’s imagination. Even if your child is not actually looking at the book they still are hearing the rhythm of the story and the rise and fall of your voice.

When reading to your child, draw your finger along the words as you go. This familiarizes your child with the foundations of reading: that words have meaning; that words on a page are read from left to right; and that one page of information carries on to the next.

Let your child’s interests be your guide. Gather a collection of books sure to capture your child’s attention. Babies love to learn about animals, colors and shapes, as well as letters and numbers.  If your child shows an interest in dinosaurs, then please give them books about dinosaurs.

It is never to early to start reading to your child… Plant the reading seed early and make it a habit..

Here is a wonderful site to help your child learn to read. It is very interactive. K5 Stars