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From Hale to Paradise

Improvising is a must! See our trip to Upper Michigan!

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This year the Michigan Lighthouse Festival was held in Paradise, Michigan, and living not to distant from Hale, Michigan, this trip was dubbed the Hale to Paradise trip.  Paradise is about fifteen miles short of the shores of Lake Superior, where we were scheduled to have a vendor space at the Community Center for the Festival.

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How to Stabilize Your Kid

I’m a fan of Joke Reeder because she has common sense. Let’s help our youth rise to be truly strong, independent, rational and determined individuals. Thanks Joke!

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Being good at something makes kids happy.  It frankly doesn’t matter WHAT he is good at – checking the tire pressure, making spaghetti, or writing perfect cursive – just make sure your kid EXCELS at something.  Then take pictures, frame and hang them, put it on Facebook, tell the family…. celebrate!

Once you have established this kid as the “Your Most Reliable Tire Pressure Checker” call on him whenever possible.

Next thing you know, he’ll be lecturing you on the increase of 1 PSI for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit …..  He’s the expert.  

After that it is quite easy to get him interested in depth of tire tread; it gives him more to talk about.  Such havingness!  

Other kids talk about how old they are and what grade they’re in, but he can tell you that if you insert a penny into your tire-tread groove with Lincoln’s…

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Reviewers wanted for short and free children’s book

Hello out there! An awesome opportunity to download free Ebooks tomorrow, Friday…if I Were a Lighthouse is just one of them! Thanks in advance for your kind review. 📚📚📚

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We need reviews on Amazon for this book. The paperback is selling very well at Michigan Lighthouse and Museum Stores. Here is the link to the ebook on Amazon. I know it is not the same as hardcopy, but it will enable you to review the book and get us noticed on Amazon.

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Just click buy now and it will be free from midnight to midnight 8/17

IF I WERE A LIGHTHOUSE is a rhyme for young readers about the duties and purposes of Great Lakes lighthouses. This is a children’s picture book that is both informative and fun with its rhyming poem for kids on the subject of shipping and lighthouses in Michigan. This is book 9 in the Rhyme for Young Readers Series by QuickTurtle Books®.

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Does Your Kid Have an Original Point of View?

Great food for thought…

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When you read a book you create the sights, smells, sounds, and sunsets, and so you make the tale your own.

Then the movie comes out, and the director’s sights, sounds and sunsets are ……  different.

You walk out of the theater with an adjusted image of the story, and soon can’t even recall what you used to think it all looked like.  It was different, …..  but it’s gone now.  In the face of 6 million agreements who can keep his own image?

One has to adjust….

Some people watch a lot of screens and adjust a lot.  The screens tell them what life looks like and feels like, what is right and just and scandalous, true and ridiculous, desirable and inevitable…. my, that’s a lot to agree with!  But after a while you can’t recall what you used to think life was like.  It was different though, ………

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Correcting Your Teen

I like Joke Reeder because she makes sense. How about you? Did you enjoy her article?

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Most teens are allergic to correction.

They have been corrected so much, and they feel wrong.  They feel that if they get corrected one more time, they’ll die.   So, they constantly ward off correction.

Most teens do this with the words “I know”.  It doesn’t matter what you say, he’ll cut you off with “I know”.

Some shut you, and your possible corrections, out with noise- cancelling headphones.

Some barricade themselves in their room, and become nocturnal creatures who only venture out when you are asleep.

Some flee life altogether.

Each of these typical teen-behaviors is an effort to ward off correction.

And here you were all worried that your kid didn’t love you!  If that were true, he wouldn’t care what you thought of him.  No, the trouble is that your approval was all important; he just didn’t get enough of it.

He has this drive to try…

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B-U-tiful You

Today there was another high school shooting.  This time it touches Santa Fe ISD in Texas.  Another sad day where there are loss of lives.  Mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, teachers and police force etc are wondering what caused this shooter to let loose his frustrations and deadly actions on innocent ones.  And the media is having a hay day, sad to say.  My thoughts and prayers for all are included with yours.

What those in control don’t want you to know is that this is a planned attempt to destroy families, schools and community.  This is perpetrated by the likes of Soros, Big Pharma and the psych drugs that are ‘given’ to these students by the “health care” industry amongst a combination of things.  Those that are getting paid big bucks by those using ‘bad control’ won’t let you in on this.  They are the deceived.  Our society is so conditioned by now to accept what others say is true and what’s good for them.  May I suggest you looking out and around a bit instead of at your phone?  What are YOU observing?

Why not concentrate on how parents, students and teachers, and community members can really effectively help.  (You are probably wondering how B-U-tiful relates to this article. It surely does, just follow along.)

If we all took some preventive measures to make sure that each of us feels beautiful, which we all are, instead of someone not worthy to take up our time, maybe things would change.  If we all just drop our devices for a part of the day and talk with each other, look at each other and really communicate, then we’d have something.  Learn the basic skills of communication and how to live life, if you need to.  There’s help out there, really.

How about offering a kind word or two for starters? Put your devices down when eating meals with those you commune with.  Start by increasing the time with those you care about.  If we did that, then I think that we’d be on to something.  Take time and show someone you care.  Start with yourself, Be YOU, your B-U-tiful Self.

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Math – The Student is NOT the Problem

I was ‘taught’ the memory method in Parochial school and have little foundation in Math…I will be sure to share this.

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The year – 1928.  The place – Chicago (not really, but it sounds good). 

At this point math was reason, and it was taught in a sequence which allowed the student to follow the trail of cause and effect.  Folks could think with math, use math, solve problems with math, and tackle complex issues in business with math.  A good grasp of math got you into college, through college, into business and through life.  With math you could whip the problems of many facetted situations into submission, you could get exterior to them, spot cause and effect and zero in on the solution.

Enter: the Progressive Education Association, with members such as John Dewey, Edward Thorndike (who conducted early behavior experiments on chickens), and Dr. Zeigler, chairman of the Educational Committee of the Council of Foreign Relations.

The stage is set.  The sole work of the group: “to destroy our…

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