My Morning Do . . . “Logical Reasoning”

~~ by tkbrown

15 September 2020 — While social distancing, by design, necessitates families spending more time together, time spent playing board games and other games strengthen a number of skills needed throughout life. Card games, checkers, Monopoly, Dominoes, Scrabble, and myriad others available for purchase online and in stores require players to look, listen communicate, and act. Decision making plays a large role in winning and losing.

In order to win at a game and in life, rules must be followed. It is necessary to pay attention to what is being done by all players. Math skills are needed in Dominoes, cards, Monopoly, Yahtzee, and others. Thus, when daily chores are completed, sit down together and play games. Communication skills improve because individuals discuss more when sitting together than when each is off doing his or her own thing.

It is imperative to be able to go out and function solo, but success also requires the ability to interact with others in a productive manner. Family mealtimes is an ideal time to increase discussion about the day’s events and any lingering concerns. Even when not spending so much time together, it is important to try and have one meal each day together. Sometimes this may require getting up a bit earlier, making breakfast for everyone so this can occur with all family members sitting around a table or in the same room eating and talking with no distractions.

When the pandemic is over, it will be important to continue these activities with family. Thus, you will be able to influence patterns of behavior with regard to decision making, problem resolution, communication skills, working–and playing–together. Television time and individual computer time can be adjusted to make time for these activities thereby teaching time management. All activities taken together as a family improve abilities to function in activities away from family. So, do not just work together at home, play together too!

Have a Blessed Day!


Photo Above: by Tai’s Captures


By tkbrown

I believe family is a gift from God and should be treated as such. I love writing with a broad array of intent and purpose. I have written poetry virtually all my life, and much nonfiction in academia. My expanded efforts in all areas have finally taken off in retirement. I have much to accomplish now that I have the time. Other hobbies are painting, researching ancestry and myriad topics for my writing, knitting, crocheting, cooking -- always trying new recipes and always cooking for my health. I have many other hobbies, but these seem to dominate most of my time. Oh, did I mention I am the mother of three grown children and grandmother of seven. I have been blessed immensely and am the happier for it.


  1. So sorry to hear about your disability dear but as per me I donโ€™t consider you disabled as long as you are tendering your invaluable services as a counsellor through your motivational write ups aimed to help the depressed and demoralised!I also wanted to become a counsellor but then I went for the Master in Social work degree which I completed in Dec 2018

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    1. That’s wonderful! I obtained my Counseling degree in 1996. I believe I was allowed to get it in order to provide information and encouragement. In my opinion, most people who are considered serious mental illness are actually adjustment disorders, ptsd, and personality problems. I think a lot are misdiagnosed, and of those who are rightly diagnosed, many are able to improve to some degree with counseling.

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      1. That’s Ok! You are still an Engineer, albeit a retired Electrical Engineer. I hold an MS in Counseling Psychology and am Disabled/Retired, but I am still a counselor. I just do not practice due to disability.

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  2. You are so very right TKB when you say that time spent together engaging in various games & sports, enhances the ability,collaborative skills & acumen for taking up projects and challenges and completing them with resounding success! The key to decision making is to look,communicate and act decisively to go ahead with confidence and self belief !Thanks for this learning through yr blog๐Ÿ˜Š

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