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Thursday, June 14, 2012

National Flag Day Websites, Activities and Books

June 14 is National Flag Day. National Flag Day was first established in 1916 by a presidential proclamation from President Woodrow Wilson. Why did he choose June 14, simply because the United States flag was born on June 14, 1777. Our flag has 13 horizontal red and white stripes and 50 stars, which represent the 50 states.

Recommended Websites National Flag Day:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Activities for Teenagers

We are now in the middle of summer vacation. What has your teenager been doing?
  • Sleeping until noon?
  •  On Facebook, the computer or video games all day?
  • Hanging with friends?
  • On the phone or text messaging?
  •  Watching movies?

Summer is an opportune time for your teenager to learn or reinforce some great habits…

1. The value of goal setting and follow through – Have your teenager chose a goal or project to complete each day, a focus for each week and a theme for the summer. Help them to write realistic goals and then follow through to be sure your teenager completes the goal.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Simple Etiquette Tips for Teenagers

10 simple etiquette tips for teenagers:

  1. Remove your baseball cap or hat when entering a house, restaurant or business, especially when sitting down to a meal.
  2. Write thank you notes. A simple handwritten note works best, no email, texting or tweeting your thanks.
  3. Keep your elbows off the table.