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Executive Functioning

Teaching Children to Manage Their Lives and Emotions By Shavonda Bean These challenges can occur for several reasons. One of the most common contributors can be weaknesses in executive functioning skills. This is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of skill sets necessary to manage our lives, emotions and behaviors — much like an executive manages a business.…
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The Write Brothers Inspire the Next Generation of Leaders

By Anders J. Hare These four Black men — Rev. Reggie Tuggle, Dr. Augustus Parker III, Patrick Diamond and Ron Ancrum — didn’t form their writing collective just to tell their individual stories. They wanted to teach readers that no matter where they come from or what their circumstances are, they have the power to accomplish their goals.…

Dragon helps put out fire: Charlotte Knights mascot seen helping put out uptown Charlotte fire

This time, the dragon helped extinguish a fire. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Knights mascot Homer the Dragon flipped the script Tuesday: he helped put out a fire.  When a small brush fire broke out in a flower bed near Truist Field and Romare Bearden Park, the Charlotte Fire Department said, “Homer was in the neighborhood and assisted Charlotte Fire Engine 4 with putting the fire out.”…