It’s just about the end of January and I have noticed the Gym parking lot is still full in fact so full I have a hard time getting a spot to park my beloved green Honda. It’s the first year I have been watching to try to gauge when people give up on their New Years Resolutions? Do we sign into each new year with to high a bar? Why do so many of us simply by February 1st give up or lose the drive we had on December 31st?
Talk topic for kids: Do you remember what your New Years resolution was? Are you still keeping it? Why do you think we have New Years resolutions?
Talk topic for Adults: Are you still going full speed ahead with your New Years resolution? What can you do to make it the entire year? Do you know anyone that did?
Talk Topic for Teens: Are you still going full speed ahead with your New Years resolution? What can you do to make it the entire year? Do you know anyone that did? What was yours and your BFF’s?
If you are not a eating at the dinner table type of a family than use car time to talk. Talk talk and talk some more! Talking actually creating conversation at the dinner table is becoming a thing of the past. Talking with you children each time you sit down for dinner teaches them that talking to Mom or Dad is easy and fun. This dinner talk with children will grow and you will teach them how to communicate or confide in adults so when they have a question or problem they naturally can talk about it. For adults it makes life more interesting, it builds a relationship and it’s fun. Sitting down, as a family, to have dinner together is a thing of the past.
In fact, according to a survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, the number of U.S. families who do eat dinner together is actually on the rise. Families who eat together have better overall nutrition. The kids get better grades in school and are less likely to take drugs, smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol than those from families who rarely eat dinner together. But perhaps the biggest benefit of eating family dinners is that parents are fully engaged with their kids. Not sure how to get your kids to open up? Use Eat Create Design’s daily dinner topic to get things started.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Kim Kalan, Co-Founder and CEO of “One Cookie”,” is a renaissance woman when it comes to her career. She has bought and sold numerous companies. She has participated in Mensa think tank groups. She has brokered countless international transactions to the tune of millions of dollars over the years. Through all these experiences, there has been one thing that has motivated her all along the way: creating jobs. Her current venture very likely could be the pinnacle of this lifelong agenda.
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