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Child…”Yes mom! Yes I have brushed my teeth!” Parent…”Then why is your toothbrush still dry and your breath still smells?” Have you had one of those conversations before? We know as parents that it is up to us to teach our children how to take care of their oral health and we wouldn’t think twice to tell our child that they need to go and use some mouthwash if their breath smelled. But how do you handle it when it’s your friend, co-worker or boss? Stress and a Co-Worker With Bad Breath Have you ever had it where you have caught a whiff of your coworkers’ terrible breath. It can make it hard to concentrate on what they are...Read More
Parenting Attitudes Change. I don’t think that I liked my parents much growing up. They were always telling me what to do…Always treating my brother better than me…And they never let me do anything that I wanted to… It’s funny, but I heard my own children say much of the same things, even though when I was a teenager, I swore I would be a better parent than mine ever were. For the most part, I like my parents today. They are there when I need them. They call and let me know what’s going on back home and sometimes they just want to chat. I can tell that they are interested in what I am doing. ...Read More
Wow, is it hot. 44 degrees C with humidity. Thanks to one of the most loved modern inventions those of us experiencing a heat wave are sitting cool in our offices, driving with the windows up, or lounging comfortably inside our homes. Not me…I think I am one of the few who doesn’t love air conditioning. Air Conditioning and Stress I hate going from a beautiful summer day into a restaurant or store only to be as cold as I am at a hockey game. My husband and I have a car with dual temperature settings. I can’t understand how 15 degrees in the summer is enjoyable when it is hot outside, but 15 degrees in the winter in our...Read More
Should’ve… Could’ve… Would’ve It can be hard to release the regret. We replay situations. …I should have taken that other job. …Should have talked to my friends before I spent all that time and energy. With that, I could have bought the blue one instead of the black one. …I should have just left it alone. Most of us have things that we regret or wish were different in our lives, however it is both our good and bad decisions that mould us into who we are today. What we can do is learn from our past and try not to make the same mistakes again. We need to release the regret that we hold on to. Beverly Beuermann-King...Read More
Stress and Boredom “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do”. We generally expect that as summer vacation moves through the weeks, that this expression of boredom will be a familiar complaint. However, this year is different. Our children have been home for months and like our kids, many parents are tired of dealing with stress and boredom complaints. Boredom is described as “the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest”. Boredom is generally a self-inflicted problem. For children, the anticipation of summer-fun wanes as the summer goes on and all those previously fun activities start to feel stale. Contributing to the sense of stress and boredom, may be that their separation from friends is dragging them...Read More