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Always Abigail Book Review
Libraries will soon start their summer reading clubs. This week, Iím giving you a sneak peek at a book to add to your list. Abigail Walters dreams how being a pom-pom girl will change her life. She is sure wonderful, great, and terrific things are going to happen. It will be pom-pom perfect. Right?
Bully by Patricia Polacco Book Review
This illustrated book shares a story of cyber bullying. Itís an important story that can be shared between parents, tweens, and teens. Patricia Polaccoís words and art capture just how easy it can be to become caught up in a destructive cycle of computerized teasing and lying.
Clean Out Your Closet For Fall
Itís time to clean out your closet! You can call it getting ready for fall, or a quest to find that painting your soon to be visiting grandmother gave you. Whatever you wish to call it, letís venture into your closet to organize and perhaps to find some treasure.
Creating A Space For Yourself
As a teen, you need a space to call your own. It may be a room, a corner, or even a desk, but itís yours and itís important. Start the new year by finding your space, and making it work just for you!
Do Not Fear Making Resolutions
Donít be afraid to make a list of resolutions for the New Year. Do not think of your list as one of overwhelming or wishful tasks. Think about this list as refinements you wish to make! If you feel youíve failed in the past in the resolution department, this article may offer you some new ideas.
Earning Money For Your Summer Fun
Your summer may be filled with trips to a pool, local beach, or an ice cream shop. There might also be festivals, fairs and barbecues to add to your entrainment list. Itís your summer and you should have fun. Yet, you may need to add a budget/earning plan to the top of your summer fun list.
Evaluate An Overwhelming Schedule
If you find yourself having problems with your new school schedule, it may be time to evaluate and adjust your time and commitments. It's impossible to add more hours to your day. Take a close look at your schedule and see what you can change.
Gift Giving Organization
The December holidays can mean the exchanging of gifts for teens as well as adults. You have gifts to give and a budget, maybe even a tight budget. Donít worry, I am giving you the gift of organization!
Giving and Receiving Help
Whether we are teens or parents, there are times when we all need help. Although the holidays are not the only time we should give or ask for help, itís a time when our to-do lists can be longer and stress levels can be higher. Giving and receiving help is a gratitude we can share.
Gossip Can Be A Gremlin
Our personal lives and friendships need to be protected from misspoken or malicious words. Gossip is like a tiny mischievous creature waiting to disrupt our lives, and destroy our friendships. While we canít control the words of others, we can control our own words and avert the gossip gremlin.
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