Words of Praise

I have had a wonderful first week. I have the opportunity to be a program called “ Parent Mentors” at my Daughters school. What is this program?

We, the parents, have the ability to be part of one classroom for a few hours a week and help the children learn a little more efficiently. Something we had learned during this first week of training is, ways to praise. Saying “Good Job” all of the time can be boring and almost fake. Here is the list that I was given:

  1. Well done
  2. Excellent
  3. I like the effort you put in
  4. Magnificent
  5. Good Concentration
  6. Marvelous
  7. You’re doing this well
  8. You’re improving greatly
  9. I knew you could do it
  10. I am proud of the way you are working
  11. I knew you could do it!
  12. You are learning quickly
  13. I like the way you tried multiple strategies on this problem
  14. You did a lot of work today
  15. You are really trying
  16. That is much better
  17. Please, continue you’re doing a great job
  18. Congratulations
  19. That’s correct
  20. Sensational
  21. You’re making great progress
  22. That’s the way you do it

At first, after reading all of the words, it seems sort of fake. I had actually had the opportunity to actually apply some new praise in my own situations and there was a difference. Even though some of these words seem obvious, we sometimes forget that there are other words we can use. It can also make someone’s day feel a whole lot better.

 

 

I saved a lot of money on Movie tickets in 2016

2016 movies ( that is link on a  quick video i made of all the movies I had see, tickets i had received per Movie, cost per ticket and total cost saved)

and there are the screen shots from Excel.

In May my husband and I had decided that I could finally quit my grueling job and focus on being at home with my girls and to be able to focus more on the site. I was ecstatic. I was so grateful for the opportunity. I did, however, quickly feel like I wasn’t achieving what I wanted and I lost focus. The result was that I applied for a part-time job.

I applied to one place.It was the movie theater. Honestly, it was the only place I applied to. I wasn’t completely ready to give up my already boring life.

I got the job. I started in July and quickly reaped the benefit of free movies!! From July- 16 to December – 31 I had seen a total of 54 movies. this Is about as accurate as I can get. I’m pretty sure I had included all the stubs I had received this year (***I had seen a lot more in total last year, in theater, but these are not included in the count because they were not free and or included in my benefit)

most of them are on my Instagram page—> Instagram.

I cannot wait to see more movies in 2017 and I’m very excited to see how much I will be saving in the future.

The Little Prince

I had a lovely afternoon with my two favorite girls. We had a busy day of worksheets and had lunch. We headed to our go to for easy entertainment and popped on a movie. We watched The Little Prince (2015). It is definitely, hands down, amazing. I had the book. The Little Prince (click on the picture to purchase)

So, instantly i was extremely excited to see the movie. It was wonderful. The messages were so great to see. All of the great quotes found in the book were in the movie.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

 

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image from http://instantwatcher.com/title/80057578

It is the time you spend on your rose that makes your rose so important … . People have forgotten this truth, but you must mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.

its Definitely a must watch.

After watching, my oldest did this because she didn’t have a rose or a vase. for a day, this was her rose and she felt responsible for it. 

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I love that I can have time to spend with my daughters. and I love that I am able to share things with them that can make them think about something important. I love that this was on Netflix. A lot of love.

comment and let me know what you thought, have you read the book? have you seen the movies? have any Prince tattoos?