TAG Question of the Week
While we have the strongest influence, our kids are impacted by others, too. By their teachers, friends, neighbors — even your friends, other family members and acquaintances on the playground or school bus.
Think back on your childhood. Chances are, you admired a friend’s family. Do you remember what it was that you appreciated? While we don’t want to get into the habit of comparing ourselves to others – or our family to other families, there are opportunities to learn from the habits of others and your kids might have some good ideas of things you can do together as a family that they’ve learned from their friends. More
We’re all familiar with the research. The number one influence in a child’s development is home and family. In some ways this is enlightening and in other ways it’s kind of frightening. What we do really does impact our children’s behaviors and habits. From the earliest days, babies follow their parents’ moves, mimic their expressions and respond to their actions. And this influence grows as the child develops cognitively. More
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re philanthropic. When we say that, we mean that you give in some way. You value charitable giving.
The question is, do your children know this? Are your children aware of your efforts? Do they know that helping others or supporting causes that are meaningful is one of your family’s values?
Think about it. Do you discuss your philanthropic giving at home? More
There are so many opportunities for Midlands families to help in our community this summer AND lots of fun activities that your family might want to check-out while everyone is enjoying vacation downtime. Here’s what we came across on Twitter and Facebook — just today.
What have we missed? Do you have other suggestions for volunteer opportunities for children and families this summer? Or other great ideas or scoop on some fun? Let us know! More
TAG Question of the Week
While relaxing; summer can be busy too. There’s driving to the mountains, to the beach to the water park. Kids are in camps, going to the pool, sleeping over at Grandma’s. We go to the lake, visit the Zoo, hit the Museum. You might even travel to another state or country.
Other than fun, what do all of these things have in common?
Yep, you guessed it: Transportation. To do all those things and visit those places, we have to get there. And for most of us living in non-major metropolitan areas, that involves a car.
But even in places like South Carolina where transportation alternatives to the good ‘ole automobile are minimal, there are people that don’t have a car. And transportation is one of those things in life that is critical. Almost as critical as shelter and food.
So if you didn’t have a car, what would you do? Not only would it be difficult to do all the fun stuff, but what about getting to the grocery store? Or to the doctor when you’re sick? Would you still be able to go to EdVenture to see the Moneyville exhibit?
For older kids, how much does it cost to have a car? What about insurance and maintenance? What do you do if the car breaks down or you need new tires?
Have your kids ever thought about it? Find out with the Question of the Week!
Safe travels this summer, everyone!