Starting over

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Today is September 1. For most education oriented folks, the school year either started already or is about to start. Jews are thinking of the Jewish New Year which starts later in the month. So many starts. I have started with a new webhost and I've been figuring out how to make new blog posts. Once I get the hang of it, I hope they will be more frequent. But for now, what do the start of the school year, the religious year, and a new webhost have in common? It's a time to think of what was, what is, and how to make make what will be better than what was. In all of them, we should not be expecting huge transformations. We can improve best by making small steps and keeping at it. Let's see where we all go with all of these pending improvements. Here's…

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Changing the Clock – ANY Time of the Year!

I have heard parents say, “He ALWAYS gets up early. Winter and summer, he’s up at 6 AM.” The same parents who say this in despair have successfully changed their child’s internal clock twice in the previous year. How do I know? Because twice a year, OUR clocks change – to and from standard time.  If we can change a child’s internal clock in October and April, we can do it any time of the year. It takes about a week or so to get the change to work. A one day try just doesn’t work. The keys to successfully adjusting a child’s inner clock are: 1) Don’t expect more than an hour’s change at a time. 2) Wake the child at the same time each morning for about a week. Soon the child will automatically wake up at or near the target time every day. Of course,…

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