Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

Motivational Speaker

Readers Café: Times Are Changing

Filed under: Readers Cafe — by at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Oceanside café
(Photo credit: Niels Rameckers)

Hi and welcome to the Readers’ Café – a place to gather and to share. Tonight we’re at a café in Meemu Atoll, Maldives. (I’m hanging onto the last bit of summer as long as I can!)

Please join us and help yourself to a beverage of your choice. Then sit back, enjoy the lingering summer evening and join in the conversation by posting comments below. Hit your internet browser’s REFRESH button to see new comments as others join in the conversation. All that I ask is that you respect others and keep it relatively family-friendly. Also, keep in mind that this is a public space, so share what you feel comfortable sharing publicly.

With autumn unofficially here (in the northern hemisphere), kids are going back to school and parents are attempting to establish a normal routine. This means new teachers, new classmates or even new schools, and perhaps even new jobs, which can cause new stresses or challenges. Transition seems the appropriate topic for today’s discussion.

My husband Darrell’s first podcast provides a few suggestions for easing kids back into the school routine. (A transcript is also available.)

What are some of the challenges or stresses you (or your child) faces when transitioning? (This might be to a new grade, a new school, a new home, a new job or whatever.) How have you handled it? What strategies do you use?

If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.



Comment by Darrell

September 5, 2007 @ 5:34 pm

night Rick

Comment by Glenda

September 5, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

Just found this interesting perspective on change:

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place. ~Washington Irving

Comment by Avril

September 5, 2007 @ 5:52 pm

Hi all, I just left for a while to finish some data entry (could my life be any more exciting??). Rick asked me a question about why writing, and now I see he’s left the party. In case anyone else is interested in why, my answer is that I find that writing things down helps me clarify my thinking and gives me a kind of foundation when my boat is rocking too dangerously. Glenda, do you find the same thing, since you’re a REAL writer?

Comment by Avril

September 5, 2007 @ 5:55 pm

Love the interesting perspective on change you just sent, Glenda! I think I agree with him. In response to an earlier question you posed, yes, I do think planned change is easier to handle than unexpected change. So of course I’m curious about Rick’s response that he’d rather deal with unexpected change. I guess I’ll never know!

That said, unexpected change can be a lot of fun, when it’s the right kind of change!

Comment by Glenda

September 5, 2007 @ 5:55 pm

Here’s one that makes you pay attention:

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions. ~Ellen Glasgow

Comment by Glenda

September 5, 2007 @ 6:02 pm

Avril, for me, writing is a way to solidify and express an idea or thought [sometimes!]. Other times I just NEED to write; its almost therapeutic or catharic, otherwise I get ‘witchy’ – to which Darrell can attest.

Comment by Darrell

September 5, 2007 @ 6:09 pm

I would never agree you get “witchy”, I love you:)

Comment by Glenda

September 5, 2007 @ 6:10 pm

Here’s one for you, Darrell:

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown

Comment by Glenda

September 5, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

Ahh, Darrell, I love you too! 😉

Comment by Glenda

September 5, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

Thank you everyone for coming. It has been an enjoyable conversation. Please come again in two weeks for the next Reader’s Cafe.

I’ll leave you with this thought:

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. ~Pauline R. Kezer

Comment by RennyBA

September 8, 2007 @ 2:44 pm

I’m here from FaceBook and your fan club group. This is my first visit to your blog and I’m impressed – yours are great and very readable.
I love to make new blog friends all over the world and if you have the time, I gladly share my daily experience from Norway on my blog.

Btw: Your husbands podcast was great to listen too – tell him to keep up the good work too!

Comment by Debbie Havusha

September 10, 2007 @ 3:02 pm

Like they say….Change is dynamic but if it too dynamic for someone who is not supported enough it can be dynamite!!
Love your blog Glenda.
All the best,
Debbie Havusha

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