Around the World in 90 Minutes!


Hold on tight because the Karkowska Sisters are taking you on an incredible tour of the finest music from around the globe.

The magic of Gershwin. The brilliance of Chopin. The romanticism of Schubert. The fire of Liszt. The audacity of Paganini. And they just keep going!


Sunday, September 20, 2015 @ 3:00 PM *

* This free concert is presented as a service to the community by Children’s Survival Network. Donations are welcomed.



Don’t ask questions if you don’t want an answer!

One sure fire way to invite a debate or more likely a verbal battle is to ask your child a question when you want them to do something.

It usually goes something like this:

Your child is watching TV or is on the computer and it’s almost bedtime. You want him/her to take a bath before it […]

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Always discuss conflicts with your child. Sometimes!

It is extremely important that we listen to our children. It validates them. Meaning, listening to them lets them know that what they have to say is important. That they are important as a person.

However, listening to them doesn’t necessarily mean agreeing with them and this usually causes a fair amount of conflict. When I […]

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This is a warning! – Don’t warn!

If your discipline is going to be effective it is very important that you deal with situations when they occur.

Sometimes parents believe that their children will somehow magically correct themselves. Not likely!

What makes discipline effective is its predictability. When a child can anticipate what will happen before it does it teaches them two things. The […]

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Discipline – Part 2

The most effective discipline plans are proactive not reactive.
What this means is that the worst time to come up with a discipline strategy is when you’re angry.

Why is this? Because we don’t do our best thinking when we are angry. Parents tend to give consequences that are not easily enforceable when they are angry. Even […]

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Discipline – Part 1

To many parents discipline means punishment and this sets in motion an internal reaction usually connected to the role that punishment played in their childhood.

Also, to many parents discipline is a way to control their child’s behavior. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what discipline becomes in their family, a continuous control battle.

Effective discipline is not primarily about […]

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Your children are not little adults

Your children are not little adults.

Unless they are over 18 and very short.

As parents we find ourselves correcting our children quite frequently. In the process we usually tell them “don’t” much of the time. We forget that even though our children might understand they are not to do something, they might not know what is […]

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Most of you have tried effective parenting tools to one extent or another with various degrees of success. I find that most parents try very effective tools but get side-tracked by not understanding what the tool is designed to teach, how to effectively implement the tool or they have unrealistic expectations, especially where their child’s […]

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