How baking serves up a batch of skills for children, tweens and teens
When you think of baking, your mind probably goes right to warm cookies, fruit-filled cobblers or pies and savory bread. While those are all the happy results of spending some time in the kitchen, when children, tweens and teens get involved in baking, they'll come away from the experience with a lot more than just happy...
Soft skills needed to get and keep a job
In today's economy, it takes a lot more than meeting job requirements and possessing technical skills to get and keep a job. Soft skills like personality traits, social graces, communication skills, personal habits, friendliness, and optimism are among the things employers now look for in a candidate.
Sleep smarts: Sleep is an important part of back-to-school preparation
Does your list of school supplies include sleep? Studies say it should, especially for teens. Perhaps reminding your student that there is a proven relationship between healthy sleep habits and academic success might help encourage healthier habits. Suggest that your students try following these tips, a little bit at a t...
How to handle tough interview questions
When searching for employment in today's highly competitive job market, the process often seems like one hurdle after another. Once you have prepared a letter-perfect resume, you face the hurdle of landing an interview. After securing the interview, the next hurdle poses itself in the form of surprisingly tough interview...
Keeping children's energy going strong - especially after school
The school year contains so many activities for children that it can be a struggle for parents to keep energy levels going strong at all times of the day. Between school itself, homework, and after-school activities like sports, music practice or theater rehearsals, students of all ages can start to feel the wear and tea...
Beat the interview jitters
Most of us have been there, nervously anticipating an upcoming job interview. When we're nervous, our body language tends to give us away. Signs take many forms. We may stammer, clench our fists, clear our throats, or tap our fingers. Certainly, during a job interview, we want to hide this telltale behavior. So what can ...
School lunch vs. bag lunch: What's best for your kids?
Bag it or buy it? What's healthier and what will they eat? It's a question faced by parents each school year. Often, there's an assumption that bagging is better, but there's also the convenience and choices of school lunch to consider. Good news: both the tray and the tote can be winning meals. A few important facts can...