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    "Fostering Family Gratitude in Spirit and Action"

    GRATITUDE and GIVING BACK are the themes of this insightful and encouraging "Wise Parents, Wise Kids" chat between Parent Coach Janet Bonnin and her guests Ricardo Flores-Clar and Angela Woodrow. Join us to hear ideas to help our kids push aside thoughts of self, get in touch with blessings and be of service to those less fortunate.

    Teacher Talk Series: Elementary Years

    Parent Coach Janet Bonnin and Parent Advocate Angela Woodrow welcome Veteran Teacher Karen Aitken for an insightful video chat. Karen shares success and "can do" mindsets she works to foster in her classroom and invites parents to support these mindsets at home. Grab a cup of coffee and listen in!

    Teacher Talk Series: High School Years

    Parent Coach Janet Bonnin and Parent Advocate Angela Woodrow welcome Veteran Teacher Dottie Miller for wisdom for the High School years. Dottie shares insight into several different success mindsets she encourages her students to foster in her classroom and invites parents to support these mindsets at home. Grab a cup of coffee and listen in!

    Wise Parents Wise Kids Summer Series - "YES Day!"

    Positive Parents - listen in - you will want to do this! In the final part of our "Wise Parents, Wise Kids" Summer Series, Parent Coach Janet Bonnin and Parent Advocate Angela Woodrow welcome Sarah Markowski - Speaker / Editor, MOPS Mentor, Mother and Wife. Sarah shares her family's fantastic experiences with "Yes Day!", created by author Amy Krouse Rosenthal. This idea is fantastic for parent and child alike, where the word "NO" gets used more often than either would like. Great resource links at the end of this video.

    Wise Parents Wise Kids Summer Series - Geocaching: A Fun Way To Get Kids Outdoors!

    We are excited to share more fun summer activities aiming to change the 'summer brain drain into brain gain'! Nurse Practitioner Maureen Havrilla and 2nd Grade Teacher Casey Havrilla say this about Geocaching, “it’s a real world treasure hunt! It’s a great way to get out with your family and friends and experience something new. It’s the thrill of the hunt and the feeling of excitement when you find the cache – big or small!” Listen in as this mother / daughter team of professionals dedicated to healthy minds and bodies share how they create fun and learning ...even on the way to the grocery store! Great resource links at the end of this video. Click here to listen Now!

    Nurture a Love of Reading in Your Kids - The Power of Today's Public Library

    Balance "screen time" with "page time" and other great activities this summer! Today's Public Library has many great resources and programs for all ages - preschool through high school. Local librarian Rachael Barerra shares a lot of easy and useful tips. Great resource links at the end of this slide show. Click here to listen Now!

    Social Media and Family Values

    Join Parent Coach Janet Bonnin, Parent Advocate Angela Woodrow and Guest Aquila Mendez-Valdez of Haute In Texas for a great conversation on social media and family values. We discuss the impact of Social Media on family values, how family values might be better informed if Social Media and electronics are used wisely, as well as what to avoid and what to steer towards. Aquila Mendez-Valdez also shares several resources parents can use to be mindful of social media and their family, educational apps and websites safe for children, and links to her Pinterest boards with i screen-free activities for children.

    Staying Family Strong: Connections Across Generations

    What to do when you have a hard time navigating "in-law" relationships? In this "Wise Parents, Wise Kids" interview, Janet Bonnin and Angela Woodrow reflect on family heritage and family legacy, and how the core family and the extended family can be a blessing when keeping the family fine-tuned in every season of the family life cycle.Welcome to the Fine Tuned Families Website! We hope you can find the information you are looking for and have an enjoyable experience!

    Parenting to Support Different Learning Styles in Your Children, Part 1

    Join Parent Coach Janet Bonnin, Parent Advocate Angela Woodrow and Guest Karen Aitken of Classroom Management Specialists for a great conversation on Learning Styles. Karen Aitken shares real examples of how she helps her students identify their learning styles and move past frustration to successful learning. Karen then shares suggestions on how parents can help their children overcome homework struggles and create better learning environments in their homes.

    Parenting to Support Different Learning Styles in Your Children, Part 2

    Join Parent Coach Janet Bonnin, Parent Advocate Angela Woodrow and Guest Karen Aitken of Classroom Management Specialists for a great conversation on Learning Styles. Karen Aitken shares real examples of how she helps her students identify their learning styles and move past frustration to successful learning. Karen then shares suggestions on how parents can help their children overcome homework struggles and create better learning environments in their homes.

    The Lady Banksia Rose and Taking the "Long View"

    Janet Bonnin shares a story to inspire all parents to look inside and identify ways to take the "Long View" in the raising of their kids.