Monthly Archives: April 2014

No matter what size business you own, branding is vital to your success. Identifying who you are and placing your personal stamp on that identity is what is going to set you apart from your competitors. But, when you’re just a small business and you don’t have massive capital outlay, what can you do to build your brand and […]

Essential to the Survival of your Brand…. As business owners, we should constantly be asking ourselves, “how effectively am I communicating my brand?”  Your brand can be defined as your product or your service. The 3 Second Rule Chances are that advertisers of products and services similar to yours, are all competing within the same […]

Take a moment. ….Now take a deep breathe.  Imagine that was your last.  Nightmare! You can’t imagine anything worse, right? Wrong!  Now imagine this night terror… You’re unprepared for death.  Everything you’ve spent your life working so hard for, your business, your immortal legacy, your white Pickett fenced home, your precious children and your loyal Labrador […]

“Deer momee and dadee I bo not wont to do to shool eny more becouse the children ar lafing at me. I canot reed pleese help me your sun david” David is not a dunce. In fact, according to the evaluations of a few professionals, he is rather intelligent. Yet he certainly has a problem, […]

When the new baby comes home, the joy and excitement can lead to the first born child (or even just older children) feeling somewhat “dethroned” and ignored.  When this occurs, it is common to see changes in that child’s behavior; they may begin to feel jealousy toward the new arrival and in some cases, may […]

We can take two approaches to anything that we dedicate ourselves to maintain in our lives: proactive steps to avoid emergencies and reactive steps to handle the emergency when it occurs.  Let’s examine our health.  The proactive steps, or what I call preventive measures, are exercising regularly, implementing smart eating habits, and getting regular check-ups […]

Research has shown that cognitive skills are a determining factor of an individual’s learning ability. Cognitive skills are mental skills that are used in the process of acquiring knowledge; according to Oxfordlearning.com the skills that “separate the good learners from the so-so learners.” In essence, when cognitive skills are strong, learning is fast and easy. […]

I often find myself reminding parents that children learn to eat much in the same way that they learn to walk, talk, read and write.  It is with encouragement and by example that children learn and this applies to healthy eating habits as well. Children will experience hunger and through a process of introducing solids […]

The early years are regarded as most critical for establishing the foundation for development and academic success for children. Play is vital for children to learn new skills such as fine and gross motor skills, language and communication, cognitive skills and social and emotional development. All of these skills combined form the basis for early […]