Do you love to read? Or perhaps you wish that you loved to read. Whether you love it or hate it, reading is valuable. Reading teaches us new information. In our youth, we are constantly learning new things. As we enter adulthood, we’re putting learning into practice, pruning our areas of knowledge and expertise. In … Continue reading The Value of Reading Throughout the Lifespan
Many kids today are more tech-savvy than their parents. This can make it difficult to supervise what your child is doing online, but monitoring their online activity is very important. For many teens, their online lives are often more “real” to them than the people and things around them. Teens use technology differently. From television … Continue reading Are you a tech-savvy parent?
Looking around us, it seems like everyone has a smartphone. You probably have one yourself; 77% of people do! Smartphones are not inherently good or bad, but the way that we use them has a large influence on our daily life. How comfortable do you feel with how you’re using your smartphone? Do you want … Continue reading How do you use your smartphone?
Today, Florence schools are celebrating "Read Across America" day to promote literacy in children. What a great goal! Reading is a great pastime with numerous benefits. It's free, it's entertaining, and it is a critical skill for school and work success. Do you read to your children? No matter how young or old your child is, … Continue reading Reading to your kids
It is easy enough in the new year, or at the start of any new season of life, to set goals. This year, I'm going to ____. Some goals are more specific than others, some more realistic or meaningful than others. But for many of us, the problem does not come with setting a goal, but with focusing … Continue reading Tips for staying focused