Tag: learning

Video Tip: Mental Prep for Christmas Week

“It’s just another day.” Christmas Week is coming and for many, that means there’s a certain dread in the air. While we want to see our family, it’s maybe not the easiest thing to do. If you’re alone, you might feel like you’re missing out. Instead of letting all the magical tropes get you down, […]

Video Tip: Managing Transitions with Ease

“Hey honey, it’s time to go.” Transitions can be tough. When you approach someone who is wrapped-up in an activity and need them to change their behavior to accommodate your needs, it can often result in conflict. This little tip can make those requests go much more smoothly by setting expectations and engaging the person […]

Video Tip: Stop Fighting by Asking One Simple Question

“What’s your idea?” This is a great way to avoid fights while gaining insight into the motivation of the people you work or live with. It’s easy and incredibly productive. How it works What: This simple question, “What’s your idea?” can reveal motivation you didn’t anticipate. When: Use it when you’d normally tell someone no, or not […]

Workshop at the Santa Cruz Resource Center for Nonviolence

Last Monday Katie started a week of Crunchy Camp – that was her nickname for the workshop she was attending at the Resource Center for Nonviolence called Exploring Your Social Justice Community. She really enjoyed herself. It turns out it wasn’t a youth workshop (that’s on me, I misread the description) so she was with […]

Undercover Boss as Homeschool Curriculum – This is good stuff! (Worksheet Included!)

We started watching Undercover Boss with the very first episode. I was intrigued that the CEO of Waste Management was willing to do a “reality’ show and I was interested in learning more about their business. I mean we see their trucks all around us – what made it tick? Katie went along with me […]