Site Goals and Ongoing Development
Constructing a Better and More Likeable You, Personally and Professionally
- To make homes, schools and work environments, places where everyone feels safe and secure; places where workers, children, parents and teachers can achieve optimal levels of growth physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.
- To provide information and strategies that will make managing behaviour less stressful and more efficient.
- To provide in Snapshot issues, and in archives, enough information for teachers, parents, workers and homeschoolers to make significant progress in their personal and professional development.
- To provide the tools by which parents, workers, teachers and homeschoolers can effect positive growth in children's character development.
- To provide ideas and resources that will promote positive, bonding relationships in homes and schools.
- To provide educational resources to assist parents, homeschoolers and teachers in guiding their children/students to achieve higher standards.
- To develop a site that will result in lowering stress levels for parents, educators, workers and children.
- To provide the support and resources in a way that will encourage and benefit workers, teachers and parents. Hopefully, they will recommend this Site to their colleagues and friends so they, in turn, will be benefited.
- To provide effective ideas and tools for managing businesses, institutions and organisations so that interpersonal relationships and the social climate in the workplace will be optimised.
The resources on this site are provided in three forms:
- SNAPSHOT: A monthly, online eZine (magazine) which contains eleven articles covering a wide range of topics relevant to making homes, school, and workplaces better.
- MORE RESOURCES: These offer a range of unique resources that are aimed at providing parents, homeschoolers and teachers with efficient, motivating and cost-effective teaching aids that can consolidate in students many important foundational concepts.
- MULTIMEDIA ARCHIVE: Many videos and audios present the logged-in member with a wealth of professionally presented information. Grouped into topics they complement written articles in SnapShot, and the teaching aids in More Resources.
These resources are found in the top menu under 'Resources'.
Future Site Content
Topics for future articles
- The Impact of Personal Hygiene
- Manners and Social Rules. Are They Old Hat?
- Culture - Clashes and Tolerance
- Will the Real Self Please Step Forward
- Understanding Grief and Loss
- Family Structure and Organisation - Predictability
- Boundaries - Check to See if the Gate is Locked
- Dependency and Lost Identity
- Love Languages - It's All Foreign to Me
- Simple Home Remedies - Natural Pharmaceuticals
- His Needs, Her Needs - Did You Notice the Difference?
- Benefits of Meetings - Home and Classroom
- Single Parent Families - The Toughest Call
In Step With Blended Families, or is it Blender?
- Abuse - Damage and Recovery
- Resolving the Conflict - Healing the Wounds
- Anger Management - Nothing to Get Cranky About!
- Media Blues - The Dismantling of the Family
- Addictions - "I Can Stop Whenever I Want To!"
- Better Relationships - Stop, Look and Listen!
- After All, It Is Your Money - Money Matters
- Love Deficit and the Walls of Protection
- Preparation for Marriage
- Panic Attacks - Overcoming the Fear
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Time Management
- Safe Havens and Friendly Fire
- Register of the Reconciled
- Better Businesses
- Pros & Cos of Spirituality
- Recovering From Depression
- School Daze
- Art For Everyone
- Craft For Everyone
- Communicating Emotions - Mad, Bad, Sad or Glad
- Past, Present and Future - Decisions and Reactions
- Realistic and Unrealistic Expectations
- Knowledge and Strategies, Inseparable Buddies
- Forming and Over-printing Habits
- When You Talk With Yourself
- Guilt, A Pervading Cancer
- Playing Beautiful Music Together
- Personality Types and Stereotyping
- I Promise!
- Happiness and Joy - What is the Difference?
- Our Secret Life, Who Can Know It?
- Mind Readers Don't Know Their ABCs
- Reflecting on Mirroring
- Self-esteem Revisited
- Birth Order - Impact on Relationships?
- Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say
- Forgiveness - Forgiven and Forgiving
- Recreation and Wreckreation
- Telling the Truth or Shades of Grey
- Re-Reading the Dark Chapters in Our Lives
- Conversation Stoppers and Solution Blockers
- The Dirty Dozen
Ongoing Site Development
I'M NOT THE SOURCE OF ETERNAL WISDOM
While I am physically and mentally capable, I will continue to publish articles and provide more educational resources to help in the never-ending process towards personal, professional and pedagogical excellence. Please remember that I am not the source of eternal wisdom. I have some moderate abilities in some areas, but I am acutely aware of my deficiencies in many others.
SEEK PROFESSIONAL OPINION
Please be aware that the information presented has been sourced from literature, websites, seminars and my research and practice. Be advised that the site's content is a reiteration of opinion, mine and others. You are encouraged to seek professional advice before putting any suggestions into practice, and as we are all uniquely different, what works for others will not necessarily work for you. I have tried to condense volumes of information into concise, readable articles, presenting the concepts 'in a nutshell' for busy people.
CONCEPTS SHOULD BE LOGICAL, REASONABLE, DO-ABLE AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY SOUND
The criteria I have used for selecting which ideas and information to include in this site is that they should be logical, reasonable, do-able and psychologically sound. It is most likely you will not agree with everything presented here. All I ask is that you consider the underlying principles I present as possibilities.