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Even when you aren’t saying a thing, the way you stand, your expression, and your movements are telling others around you how you feel. That’s called body language, and it’s your non-verbal voice.

What does your body language say about you? Does it pull people towards you or push them away? In the previous blog, we discussed the importance of learning to communicate verbally, but messages you communicate non-verbally impact your relationships, too.  People notice body language (whether they are trying to or not), and they make assumptions based on your cues and movements.

A better understanding of your own body language can let people know when you’re serious, or prevent you from seeming standoffish or bored when, in fact...

Not the type of boots this time…So with all this new stuff about media and what our children see, I thought I would take my daughter to a “real show.”  Hairspray was being performed by a local theater company.

Anne Claire chose this activity and was excited about it. She had seen the John Travolta version on TV (if you haven’t seen it, you should!) and wanted to see the theater production. I knew there were some racy parts, but the theater company reassured me that it was fine for third grade and up. This was our time together!

It started off great with singing and dancing, just what we were expecting. Then into the first half, Tracy, the girl with the big hair, needed a band aid, so everyone on stage started emptying...