Entries by Elena

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Five Great Social Skills Books that Put the Story First

Thank goodness for talented authors who write to entertain, enlighten, educate and enrich children. There is nothing that will stretch a child’s imagination and hopefully teach important social skills lessons like a clever, exciting and well-written novel. Masterfully written books that speak to kids directly, help children become passionate readers who can’t wait to crack […]

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Is That Behavior Acceptable or Unacceptable?

A survey asked young adults about some common public behaviors. Respondents were asked, “Do you think that behavior is acceptable or unacceptable?” The following animation provides the results of the survey. As you watch ask yourself, “How would I answer each of the survey questions?” “Do I think that behavior is acceptable or unacceptable?” We […]

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A President’s Social Skills Matter

You need a healthy ego to consider yourself worthy to be the President of the United States of America. How many of us believe we have the smarts, temperament, resilience, education, energy, sophistication, negotiating skills, diplomacy, critical thinking skills, judgment, patience, and whatever other social skills are necessary to lead a nation of 324 million? […]

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Make Your Bed Everyday

Make Your Bed Noah! Guest blogger, Noah (my eldest), will provide a book review and thoughts about the simple yet powerful life skill, making the bed. Take it away Noah! Hello! My name is Noah. I am fifteen and proud to be a sophomore cadet at the local military academy. Last week, my dad’s friend, […]

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The Pros and Cons of the Fidget Spinner

Fidget Spinner Etiquette Fidget spinners are a hit!  They currently occupy every spot in Amazon’s twenty top-selling toys. Kids love fidget spinners but the same can’t be said for adults. Teachers complain that they are a major distraction in the classroom and some schools have banned their use. As with every new gadget, device and toy, […]

Life Skill Trainers Teach Teens to Cook: Tiramisu

One of the jobs of a life skills trainer is to teach teenagers how to cook. Cooking allows young adults to take care of themselves and enjoy the foods that they love. When life skills trainers teach teens to cook there is no need to rely on take-out, pizza delivery and ramen noodles. Being able to […]

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Learn How to Apologize Kathy Griffin!

Kathy Griffin Needs to Learn How to Apologize Comedian Kathy Griffin “stepped in it” big time and she would like the public to accept her apology. Why does the self-proclaimed “D List” celebrity need to learn how to apologize? Kathy Griffin released gruesome photos, she had taken of herself, holding the severed, blood dripping, (fake) […]


Giada is a Poor Trainer

Poor Trainers Lead Lousy Trainings Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis proved to be a poor trainer when a guest on the Ellen Degeneres Show. Actress Nicole Kidman joined Giada and Ellen in the studio kitchen for what turned out to be a nightmare training. Giada might be a talented cook but during this segment she […]