Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin June 2018

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June 2018

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Our referrals continue to be one of the best ways clients find us, and we deeply appreciate it! for your trust and confidence. Thank you My wife, Kathy, and I tried to carry on the tradition of nighttime reading to our four children. One of the first books I remember reading to our kids was Richard Scarry’s illustrated book, “I Am a Bunny.” We read the book so often, my youngest daughter Katie (now a lawyer at FSTN), told people when she grew up she wanted to be a black bunny rabbit. B y the time you receive our June newsletter, hopefully you will be enjoying warm, beautiful summer days. If you have children or grandchildren, you may be concerned about how you can enhance their education during summer vacation. I have a suggestion I guarantee will help your kids or grandkids become better students and lifelong learners while providing you with a lifetime of memories. Some of my fondest memories as a child are of my mother reading to me every night. My dad was a coal miner. He worked the second shift and didn’t get home from work until around midnight. We lived out in the country, and I think my mom was afraid to go to bed until my dad got home, so she read to me until I fell asleep. I thought she was a wonderful reader, and her reading filled my evenings with joy from books that I wanted her to read over and over again.

I’m sure many of you vividly recall how much your children enjoyed classics such as Dr. Seuss’“Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Cat in the Hat.” My daughters were particularly fond of Norman Bridwell’s “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” and the book we would read to them when they were arguing was “The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight.”

As our kids got older, their book requests naturally

changed. We read “Nancy Drew,”“The Hardy Boys,” and “The Black Stallion” series. Other favorites were the “Little House” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I usually read one chapter each night. The “Little House” books were so good, I would often continue reading after the child being read to had fallen asleep. Finally, the last book series I remember reading to my kids was “Harry Potter.” The life lessons “Harry Potter” taught were amazing. It makes me happy to learn that studies show the “Harry Potter” books help kids become more responsible, caring, self-loving adults. I was just trying to enjoy time with my kids; I didn’t realize I was helping them become better adults. Now we have two young grandsons (4 years old and 9 months old), and we feel privileged to start the reading cycle once again. Unfortunately, not all children are read to by their parents or caregivers. If you don’t read to your child or grandchildren, start this summer. You’ll love it, and so will they. Just don’t tell them your reading to them is going to 1) set them up to succeed; 2) develop language skills; 3) exercise their brains; 4) enhance their concentration; 5) develop imagination and creativity; 6) develop empathy; and 7) be a great way for you and them to relax, enjoy each other’s company, and create stronger bonds.

Steve Fleschner Attorney

1 (812) 232-2000

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