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2014-2015 BLS Year Calendar

Download & Print the UPDATED 2014-2015 calendar.pdf !!!

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Balanced Life Skills Black Belt Test 2013

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What does fairness look like?

Posted by Joseph Van Deuren on December 7, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

What would a fair person do or not…


Alter serving

Posted by Claire Paalman on November 30, 2014 at 7:14pm 0 Comments

My sister, my friend, my friend's sister and I alter serve for our church. Before each mass we serve for, we go in a room and put on the robes, called albs, a rope around our waist, which is is the color of the church season, and we help the…


Lunches for the homeless

Posted by Claire Paalman on November 30, 2014 at 6:48pm 1 Comment

In Girl Scouts a few weeks ago, our troop made lunches for the Lighthouse Shelter. We made sandwiches, got fruit and chips, and put them in decorated paper bags to send to the Lighthouse Shelter. We  all had a lot of fun, and I felt good, helping…


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Parenting & New Years Resolutions

Today is the first of December, Thanksgiving is past us and now we are on our way to the next big…See More
Dec 1

BLS Schedule

School year 2014-2015:

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Balanced Life Skills is OPEN  on the 2014-2015 schedule. 

Saturday Workout is happening this week.  December 20th Mr. Doug will be here for 8 AM workout.

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Fairness when mistakes are made

While all of us make mistakes – all of us have the opportunity when we do make a mistake to deal with our mistake in a fair way.  Our initial reaction to making a mistake might be to be worried about getting in trouble.  At Balanced Life Skills we do not worry about getting in trouble.  We want to do the right thing – because it is the right thing to do. So when we make a mistake we are willing to take the responsibility for the mistake.  It would not be fair to lie about what really happen or


A tough world for adults and children

In the world that we live in today – all adults are facing the questions Why do people discriminate against others? How do I stand up against injustice? How do I help or stand up for myself when I am being disrespected? If I see someone else being humiliated, what should I do? These are questions that adults are struggling with in their communities and trying to figure out how to deal with on an international scale. If though we look at our children – they are going through the same questions – just on their scale.  In their groups


What would you do if..there is someone at the door?

What would you do if you were playing in the living room and someone knocked on your door, but your mom was busy? Today we suggested to our younger students that answering the door, even when they think they know who is at the door, is not their responsibility and that it is always the responsibility of the adult in the house.  The fact is that for a child to get into the ‘habit’ of answering the door can be a safety issue for the entire family. Even as children get older they should learn some safety tips that we



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