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posted Apr 18, 2014 in Etiquette & Manners / Networking / by Joanne Blake / 0 comments

Is Technology Shortchanging Our Kids?

Social Skills Disappearing

This winter I spend some time with my young nephews in Ontario who I had not seen for over a year. Once thing that was new since my last visit was that they both had tablets and video games that occupied much of their time. Now whenever I spoke to them, it felt like I was competing for their attention with their technology.

Technology making kids less skilled in social skillsLost in space?

Even when they weren’t using their tablets they made little eye contact and often answered in monosyllables with a lack of...

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posted Apr 11, 2014 in Etiquette & Manners / Movies & TV / Networking / by Terry Pithers / 0 comments

Kindness and Volunteering Work Miracles

If You’ve Ever Wondered How Can You Make a Difference?

The Nicholas Winton Story

An attitude adjustment

Joanne and I are fairly upbeat but like most people we have our ups and downs, especially after a long Edmonton winter. Every now and then something comes along that reminds us how lucky we are and how each of us can and do make a difference in people's lives.

Sometimes this is in the form of a e-mail or note from someone who has read our blog, taken a course or met us at a...

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