Tag: back to school

Back to School: Wellbeing

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Returning to the classroom after more than a year of virtual or hybrid schooling may be both exciting and stressful for everyone in the household. And for those still not able to attend school in person, the start of the school year may be filled with mixed emotions. Change is challenging for everyone, and it is essential to remember that not every person reacts to change in the same way. Children recognize that this coming school year will look different than past years, whether they...

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Become an Expert Conversation Starter

My husband is one of those people who can strike up a conversation with anyone.  He learns the life story of the guy-Vinnie-at-the-pizza-place in the five minutes it takes to pick up our dinner.   For me, it does not come so easily. As a college student, I was the person who sat uneasily at the beginning of class while everyone else (seemingly) chatted away with ease.  While I smiled politely and said hello, my brain would then draw a blank. How could I connect to this person I knew absolutely...

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Kick the Procrastination Habit

Well, it’s back-to-school time again, which brings with it the looming deadlines of homework and projects.  Are you usually up late the night before an assignment is due? If you answer yes, you just might be a procrastinator!  Here are some common excuses procrastinators use [2]: I have three weeks to get it done; plenty of time! I only need 1 hour to finish this paper. I’ll be motivated to do it tomorrow.  I’ll do it then. I don’t feel like doing it, so I won’t be able to get anything done. When...

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