Dr. Kathy continues talking about friendship skills with a look at how to maintain them. Her list of skills related to this idea will help you become more aware of what your children need to learn. She encourages you to look for opportunities to share how you maintain your friendships in teachable moments with children. She closes with one of the most important things to do in order to keep friendships healthy. Will you be surprised?

Do you interpret people’s body language and facial feedback and use your judgements when deciding whether or not to approach someone and get to know him or her? I do and I check back to see if my judgements were accurate over time. Let’s teach our kids how to interpret body language. Does that stance mean that guy is bored, angry, welcoming, or closed to newcomers? Knowing is valuable.

Dr. Kathy continues talking about how to help young people choose friends by explaining that they can use their senses, experiences, and intuition to identify and determine people’s beliefs and character qualities. She stresses that if our children don’t choose someone as a friend, it doesn’t mean they can be mean-spirited about it.

Dr. Kathy doesn’t just have books in her office. In today’s video, she explains why she has an unusual “picture” of an eagle hanging there. Do you know that they regularly fly at 100 miles an hour and can strangle animals four times their weight with their talons? They’re strong animals!
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There are two things in Dr. Kathy’s office this week that are often, but not always, there. She uses them to explain the power of God’s call on her life. Her insights may help you figure out why you’re feeling the way you are about what you’re doing.

Sometimes, with good intentions, parents will send their children off to school with a statement like, “Have Fun!” There’s a problem with that statement however and in today’s video, Dr. Kathy Koch explains why and what to prepare the children for as they head back to school.

Do you like roses? Many people do and Dr. Kathy does, but perhaps for reasons that might be different from yours. When you watch, you’ll see her beautiful keepsake from one of her trips to Thailand.

Kathyism #205 – Remember To Be A Good Steward Of Your Time

Continuing a fun video series on things in Dr. Kathy’s office, today she introduces you to two related items. If you agree with her that sometimes a visual reminder is valuable, you might want to buy something similar to place on a shelf. Watch to see what they are.
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Last week’s video was very serious so Dr. Kathy thought she’d do something more light-hearted. In this first video in a series about things in her office, she introduces you to a stuffed animal. Yes, you read that right and it’s in her office.