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Do you know where pink lemons come from? Two 12 year olds were left with a sour taste in their mouths after officials shut them down last week for not having a permit when they started selling lemonade in a dog park to raise cash for new soccer uniforms for their team. How ironic, that this week we celebrate Lemonade Day. A day which is designed to introduce children to having their own business. This event encourages kids to set up a lemonade stand and sell their drinks to the community. Youth learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service, and give back to the community. Learning Business Skills These are the great skills to...Read More
Childcare Professionals And Burnout I find it very sad when I see someone who was dedicated and enthusiastic about their job leave because of burnout. This is often the case in the childcare profession. It is not uncommon to hear of young, eager grads who were full of ideas and energy become worn-out and discouraged. Burnout Is a state of fatigue, while feeling frustrated, overworked and unappreciated. It combines physical, emotional and mental symptoms. It occurs when a person persists with a cause, or way of life that fails to produce the expected reward, and exerts too many demands. Idealistic and unrealistic expectations along with the lack of control over their job can lead to fatigue, uncertainty, frustration, and reduced motivation....Read More
Earth Day Earth Day is April 22. I am very glad that the snow is gone and that my flowers are trying hard to poke their heads up to the sun. Several years ago we celebrated Earth Day while we were on vacation. My boys were looking forward to the release of the movie ‘Earth’, while we were at Disney. It inspired them to do our annual clean up of the roadside where we live. They learned that each of us can do a little and we can all have an impact. Instead of Beverly’s Hot Tips this week, I am going to share some Earth Day tips from the EarthDay.ca site that my family and I are trying to...Read More
Organ Donations Save Lives Green is the symbol for life. Appropriately, the green ribbon is the symbol of how we can save lives. Over 4000 Canadians are awaiting a transplant and unfortunately more than 200 Canadians died last year waiting transplant. From www.cihi.ca: The deceased organ donor rate in Canada in 2018 was 20.6 donors per million population, an increase of 42% since 2009. The living donor rate was 15.0 donors per million population, a decrease of 2% since 2009. In 2018, a total of 2,782 transplant procedures (all organs) were performed in Canada, an increase of 33% since 2009. At the end of 2018, there were 4,351 people on a waiting list for an organ transplant, including 2,890 who...Read More