Every summer, parents across the country have to deal with the same delicate problem. They want to make sure their kids continue to learn without feeling like they’re being assigned tasks. After all, summer homework is every child’s worst nightmare. Luckily, you don’t have to rely on math problems and book reports to keep your child’s development from taking a two-month vacation. Here are a few mentally stimulating activities that are as educational as they are fun. For Little Ones: Homemade Bubbles Bubbles fascinate young children, so why not spend a day making your own solution and experimenting with different types of bubbles? The formula is simple: 1 part dish soap (Dawn or Joy work best) to 10 parts water. Optionally, you can also include 1/4 part glycerin. The process of making the solution will teach ratios, and finding creative ways to blow bubbles fosters problem-solving skills and creative thinking. For Teenagers: Family Dinner Party Cooking teaches so many important skills: math, science, nutrition, concentration, cultural understanding, following directions, Practicing law is nothing like how it plays out in a Hollywood production, but that’s a story for a different time. The truth is that even though everything is perfectly staged, the plot is well-written, and the bad guys always lose, some TV and movie lawyers do possess traits and talents a real attorney can respect. Here are three fictional lawyers we’d want representing us. Elle Woods A little dog named Bruiser, a timid disposition, and a whole lot of pink sure don’t deter us from wanting Elle Woods on our legal team. Practicing law requires a tireless work ethic and the backbone to stand up for what’s right. But beyond that, practicing law demands the highest standard of preparation, and no one prepares like Elle Woods. To drive it home, she might be a slow starter when it comes to delivering an argument, but few are better at finishing it. Lt. Daniel Kaffee In some cases, the law gets dirty. You’ll have your character attacked and dragged through the mud. The law requires resolve and passion. “A Few Good Men” is an all-time classic because it displays Lt. Kaffee’s MENTALLY STIMULATING ACTIVITIES FOR SUMMER Learning That Doesn’t Feel Like School
creativity, time management, and more. Even better, it doesn’t feel like learning; it feels like fun. Encourage your older children to take the reins for preparing regular meals throughout the summer. You can pick guiding themes, like “a trip to Mexico” or “pasta party,” but let them choose the recipes and prep the meals on their own. For the Entire Family: An Educational Field Trip Field trips always inspire excitement in students, and you’ll find the same goes for your family members. You can tailor your destination to the interests of your kids for maximum engagement. If you have a family of art lovers, head to a museum for some inspiration and discussion. Kids who prefer the outdoors will enjoy a nature walk or hike. You can bring along a field guide to identify flora and fauna. These trips may not pack the thrill of a water park, but they’re fun in an entirely different way.
AND THE QUALITIES THAT MAKE THEM GREAT 3 Hollywood Lawyers We’d Want Representing Us
emotional journey throughout his case. The highs, the lows, and the bitter arguments are consistent occurrences over the course of a trial. Sometimes it means taking it on the chin. Other times, it means fighting back. Lt. Kaffee can do both. Harvey Specter Cases often settle out of court. The reasons will always vary, but when that settlement drops, a lawyer is paid to do one thing: win. Harvey Specter is a winner. Regardless of the circumstances, this “Suits” attorney always finds a way to pull one out for his client. His knowledge of law may not compare with the other two attorneys on this list, but his charisma and bravado make him an undeniable force to be reckoned with. Being an effective attorney often revolves around working with the general public. Sometimes a case hinges more on a person than it does on the facts. When that’s the case, we want Harvey. These three fictional lawyers have qualities our team proudly brings to the table every time we step into a conference room or courtroom. Knowledge, passion, and charisma are just a few characteristics every great lawyer possesses. Give us a call and let us show you!
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