Rich Richmond

This author Rich Richmond has created 204 entries.

15 Apr

Find Your Family’s Purpose, Values, Vision and Goals

Find Your Family’s Purpose, Values, Vision, and Goals 1. Happy and successful families are created with intention. They just don’t happen. 2. Families that are successful require time, patience and planning. 3. Setting goals allow your family to discuss with each other what your dreams are and help to identify family values. 4. Value is defined as the quality or worth of a thing. Family values are often reinforced by our spiritual or religious beliefs and ideas passed down from generation to generation. 5. Involving...

14 Apr

What Are Your Family’s Top 5 Strengths?

What are your family’s Top 5 Strengths? What are your family’s top 5 strengths? How can you mindfully build on them each day? Wisdom Creativity Curiosity Judgment Love of Learning Perspective Courage Bravery Perseverance Honesty Zest Humanity Love Friendship Kindness Justice Teamwork Fairness Leadership Temperance Forgiveness Humility Prudence Self-Control Transcendence Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence Gratitude Hope Humor Sense of Meaning       ...

06 Apr

Why Maintaining A Stay At Home Routine Is Important

Why Maintaining A Stay At Home Routine Is Important Keep your family on track by staying organized during the quarantine. Guest Blogger Connie Harrison, Parenting Specialist Beech Acres Parenting Center We have all been reading online and watching tv for information about how to cope with the new reality of staying at home. Much of this information includes the idea that we should have a schedule at home for both parents and children, but no one has said why we should do this....

06 Apr

A Busy Mom Shares Her Perspective On Working From Home

A Busy Mom Trades Travel For Working From Home An interview with Katie Doviak, Senior Account Executive at TargetX Is working from home new to you or are you a work from home veteran? How are you adjusting to the new normal? Throughout my 14 year career, my job has required me to travel out of state on average 2-3 days a week. While the recent mandate to work from home has been a big adjustment for the majority of the workforce, working...

06 Apr

Working From Home, From A “Newbie’s” Perspective

A Work From Home “Newbie” Shares His Perspective An interview with Mike Melchers, District Sales Manager – Ohio District at ABB Working from home is new to you? How are you adjusting? I have worked from home in previous roles at my company, so I have some experience. However, in my current role, I am expected to lead a sales team that regularly interacts with customers on a face to face basis. While we are only 1 week into a 100% remote...

06 Apr

Work From Home Tips From A Seasoned Veteran

Expert Tips From A Work From Home Veteran An interview with Chris Beiting, Content Manager, Digital Product at Solution Tree How long have you worked from home? I have worked from home off and on ever since 2009. But full-time since the spring of 2014. What is your general routine? A routine is important. In order to get into the work mindset, I have to get up, get showered, and get dressed for work. Now, I don’t mean wear business casual or a suit....

02 Apr

Rainbow Walk Activity

Today is find a rainbow day! 🌈 Download this fun activity for your family.  As you walk around, notice what you see around you. Can you find an object for every color in the rainbow? As you find each color, draw or write about the object in the matching color square on your worksheet. When you have all of the colors, you can come back to the table and show your finished worksheet for a prize. While you are working, see what other...

01 Apr

April Parenting Tips From The Character Effect, Now With Even More CHARACTER!

Your April Parenting Tips Are Here! Parents, April is here and you may feel as if you need parenting help more than ever. We get it. This month our parenting tips from The Character Effect™ have a little more character to bring a smile to your face. You’ll be seeing and hearing more about Astrobot, Click, Bex, and Moffee in the weeks and months to come, but this month they will be helping with zest, kindness, and love of learning.  Click to download...

30 Mar

Thoughts On Improving Foster Care From A Foster Parent

Foster Parent Molly McHenry Shares Her Thoughts On Improving Foster Care Molly McHenry is a passionate foster care parent and child advocate. She hopes to one day see better systems for supporting kids across state lines for fostering, adopting, and kinship placement, more options for birth parents to retain rights, and a dedicated push to get more LGBT parents involved in foster care. Molly is not shy about sharing her thoughts and passion for foster care. She recently jumped at the...

25 Mar

Talking to Your Children About The Coronavirus: Tips from Margaret R. Mauzé, PhD, ABPP

Talking to Your Children About The Coronavirus Guest Blogger: Margaret R. Mauzé, PhD, ABPP Emotions are running high. Schools are closed. People are working from home and uncertainty about the next few days and weeks is at an all time high. As adults, many of us are feeling the stress that comes from so many unknowns. For children and teenagers, stress levels may be even higher as they are out of their routines, not able to see their friends and not...