Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | September 18, 2018

I Love it when…

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

Frank is a marriage counselor living on the central coast.

Check out all his posts at

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

and check his YouTube channel

“A Marriage Minute”

@ Frank Walker LMFT

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Frank’s has written several books that are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | September 17, 2018

Do what you can…

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Do what you can…

Too often we are all about doing great things.

We want to climb the highest mountain, build the biggest sand castle and win at everything.

But in reality the big things rarely happen and we are left disappointed and depressed.

Here is a new perspective. Do what you can.

That means accepting that you can’t do everything.

Understanding your own limitations.

Giving it your best at what you have been given.

So what if your sand castle isn’t in the book of world records.

You did what you could. The sea is going to wash your sand castle away anyway.

Be your best you and to heck with everything and everybody else.

All you can do is all you can do.

So do that.

Do what you can.

 

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

Frank is a marriage counselor living on the central coast.

Check out all his posts at

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

and check his YouTube channel

“A Marriage Minute”

@ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

Frank’s has written several books that are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | September 14, 2018

Kids and Screen Time

 

Kids and screen time

 

Tweens (kids 10-15) spend more time on their devices than at school. That is about  4 ½ hours a day seven days a week.

Teens spend even more time. About 71/2 hours a day

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that until children are two years of age they spend only 2 hours of quality media time pr day.

They recommend

  1. Parents carefully regulate content.

  2. Parents model media use by putting theirs away.

NPR.org 1/6/16

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

Frank is a marriage counselor living on the central coast.

Check out all his posts at

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

and check his YouTube channel

“A Marriage Minute”

@ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

Frank’s has written several books that are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | September 13, 2018

Parents and School The List

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Parents and School

 

Here is the complete list of suggestions for parent’s involvement with their kid’s school and schooling.

 

  1. Put your child’s teacher and school on your daily prayer list.

  2. Be proactive. Keep your contact consistent throughout the school year.

  3. Send notes of encouragement to your child’s teacher.

  4. Promote a love for learning in your children and praise their efforts in school work.

  5. Breakfast is so important to your child’s day. Your child needs brain food.

  6. Homework needs to be part of your child’s routine. Enforce a homework time.

  7. Provide a place in your home for school work.

  8. Check backpacks daily.

  9. Be a role model for your children, read to them and read for pleasure yourself.

  10. Make sure your children get a good night’s sleep.

 

Want all the details go back to my blog and see more about each point.

Have any more suggestion? Leave a comment and I will post them.

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

Frank is a marriage counselor living on the central coast.

Check out all his posts at

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

and check his YouTube channel

“A Marriage Minute”

@ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

Frank’s has written several books that are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalk

 

 

Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | September 12, 2018

Parents, kids and School Days

school days

 

School Days

Here are a few suggestions from a therapist and ex-teacher for getting the best out of your child’s school year.

Make sure your children get a good night’s sleep.

Many children are nodding off in class from not getting the eight plus hours their young bodies and brains need.

Make sleeping patterns a routine so that everyone knows what to expect and follow through.

Lights out at 10 o’clock means just that, lights out.

Invest in your own sleep too.

This parenting thing is hard work and you need your rest too.

This is #10 on my list. Be sure you didn’t miss all of my suggestions for dealing with your kids and school.

Frank J Walker LMFT

Frank is a marriage counselor living on the central coast.

Check out all his posts at

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

and check his YouTube channel

“A Marriage Minute”

@ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

Frank’s has written several books that are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

 

 

 

Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | September 11, 2018

Parents, kids and School Days

school days

 

School Days, 

Here are a few suggestions from a therapist and ex-teacher for getting the best out of your child’s school year.

Check backpacks daily.

Notes, homework and graded assignments get lost in that, “black hole”, called a backpack.

A daily clean out helps eliminate the weight that the child carries around, too.

Just make backpack checks part of your daily routine.

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

Frank is a marriage counselor living on the central coast.

Check out all his posts at

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

and check his YouTube channel

“A Marriage Minute”

@ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

Frank’s has written several books that are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | September 10, 2018

Parents, kids and School Days

school days

 

School Days

Here are a few suggestions from a therapist and ex-teacher for getting the best out of your child’s school year.

Be a role model for your children, read to them and read for pleasure yourself.

Maybe you didn’t have the best experience in your own experiences with school. Don’t let your bad experiences hinder your child’s impressions of what school can be.

Help them understand that an education is important for their future.

In fact why don’t you help them dream and plan for that future by emphasizing the importance of the classes they will be taking in school.

Let them know why math, history and language arts will be a stepping stone to their future dreams.

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

Frank is a marriage counselor living on the central coast.

Check out all his posts at

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

and check his YouTube channel

“A Marriage Minute”

@ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

Frank’s has written several books that are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

 

 

 

Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | September 7, 2018

Parents, kids and School Days

school days

 

School Days

Here are a few suggestions from a therapist and ex-teacher for getting the best out of your child’s school year.

Provide a place in your home for school work.

This space should be the designated as the homework station. Have a set up where pencils, pens and paper are on hand. If they use a computer have that plugged in and ready to go.

Make this place a public space in the home where you can supervise and be available to help.

You don’t need anything fancy.

Just a place. The kitchen table will do.

It just needs to be homework central.

Frank J Walker LMFT

Frank is a marriage counselor living on the central coast.

Check out all his posts at

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

and check his YouTube channel

“A Marriage Minute”

@ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

Frank’s has written several books that are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | September 6, 2018

Parents, kids and School Days

school days

 

School Days

Here are a few suggestions from a therapist and ex-teacher for getting the best out of your child’s school year.

Homework needs to be part of your child’s routine.

Enforce a homework time as a part of the days’ agenda.

Set up a place for doing homework. Make it a place where the kids can be supervised.

Eliminate distractions, like T.V. , cell phones and all the gadgets.

Make homework a daily habit, so that it becomes part of your child’s life.

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

Frank is a marriage counselor living on the central coast.

Check out all his posts at

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

and check his YouTube channel

“A Marriage Minute”

@ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

Frank’s has written several books that are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | September 5, 2018

Parents, kids and School Days

school days

 

School Days

Here are a few suggestions from a therapist and ex-teacher for getting the best out of your child’s school year.

5. Breakfast is so important to your child’s day.

Don’t let them out the door without some fuel in their tanks.

Chips and a cola is not breakfast.

Your child needs brain food.

Get the ready for the school day with a good breakfast.

You need a good breakfast to start your day too. Don’t forget.

Frank J Walker LMFT

Frank is a marriage counselor living on the central coast.

Check out all his posts at

walkertherapy.wordpress.com

and check his YouTube channel

“A Marriage Minute”

@ Frank Walker LMFT

http//youtube.com/c/FrankWalkerLMFT

Frank’s has written several books that are available @

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/frankjwalker

 

 

 

 

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