Diamonds in the Rough:  Helping Our Kids to Shine Bright

Posted by Dr. Erik Konsmo on Aug 1, 2019 4:00:00 PM

In southern Namibia, there rests a ghost town named Kolmanskop.  In 1908, a German company was building a railroad through the region when a worker discovered diamonds spread along the ground, which could be seen with even in the moonlight.  Prospectors quickly flocked to the area. What's amazing is for the first several years, diamonds were being picked up off the desert floor! By 1912 an entire town had sprung up in the middle of the desert with a hospital, ballroom, power station, school, casino, theater and more.  But when the easily picked diamonds were gone, and mining became more difficult, the population moved on to other diamond finds on the African continent.

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Topics: Character Education, Preparation, Perspective

Back To School Rhythm Without Singing The Blues

Posted by Rachel Urbina on Sep 13, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Congratulations!  You and your children have made it through the first few weeks of school. The schedules are filling up quickly and hopefully everyone seems to be finding the rhythm of their routines. Here are a few tips to ensuring you and your family experience a healthy and happy school year.

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Topics: Back to School, Family, Healthy Habits, Preparation

My Heart Just Walked Out the Door: Preparing Your Child for the College Transition

Posted by Andrea Needham on May 4, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Your child is headed off to college.  Parents, congratulations for a job well done.  You have invested 18 years to ‘train this child in the way he/she should go’. Now what do you do? As your heart prepares to walk out the door, here are some tips that may help with the transition:

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Topics: Parenting, College, Preparation