The unthinkable happens…a loved one dies. Here is a helpful guide adapted by Bet from the winter issue of Thrivent magazine and written by Nancy Fitzgerald.
In the weeks ahead:
Put your own affairs in order. Ask yourself these questions:
Disasters can strike without warning. If you have a pet, here's some tips reprinted from Parade Magazine, July 9, 2006.
"You Can Protect Your Pet From Disaster" - By Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson
When Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast last summer, many evacuating residents were forced to leave their pets behind. Animal-lovers won't soon forget the images of thousands of lost pets, alone and afraid, wandering the abandoned streets. Any of us could be forced to flee in an emergency. With 163 million dogs and cats depending on us for their care, we need to plan for our pets as we plan for ourselves.
ID Your Pet:
Pack an emergency Pet Box:
Be Prepared to Evacuate Quickly:
Reprinted from the September, 2006, newsletter of the Penn Foundation,
Behavioral Health Services in Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Summer is over and school has begun. Helping to make the back-to-school
transition smoother and to enable your child to excel in school begins in the
home with building self-esteem and responsibility. There are many things
you can do to help your child build self-esteem and become more
self-confident. Here are a few strategies:
Remember that excelling in school is not all about the academics. School is a place to learn, make friends, and participate in arts and sports as well as a place to help children grow. When you take the time to help your child, it can (and does) influence school success. Some tips to encourage success in school are:
Success in school is not always measured by the grades your child receives. Success is better measured by how well you have helped and supported your child to do his/her best, by how well you have instilled an enjoyment of learning, and by setting realistic goals and celebrating achievements and successes. With each success, children gain confidence in themselves and in their abilities that will spill over into other areas of their lives.
Some helpful websites for parents from Forbes/Business Digest:
Here's a few tips to help you or your student get organized and stay organized; organization is a key to success!
Have a senior family member, neighbor, or friend? Looking for a nice way to thank, award, or bless them? Check out these gift suggestions for seniors. These will ease their days, add excitement to their lives, or make them feel special and appreciated.