Advice: Make the most of what you’ve got

BY MARIA LUIS SALCINESWe have all heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But what happens when your lemons are rotten?There...

Advice: Loving your kids when they misbehave

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESWhen your children misbehave as toddlers, you understand that their behavior stems from not knowing any better.As they get older, your...

Teeing up the future

McALLEN — Carlos Espinosa still clearly remembers the scene, playing alongside Tiger Woods in Hom Sin, Thailand.As Espinosa, of Reynosa, Mexico, said, “He was...

Advice: Children learn from understanding limits

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESOne of the most important things you can do for your child is to set limits, which will teach children self-discipline,...

Advice: Happiness is in you

BY MARIA LUIS SALCINESResearch shows that happiness and health go hand-in-hand. The happier you are, the healthier you will be.Something even Aristotle knew 2,000...

Advice: One flag, one nation

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESWe celebrated our nation’s independence on Wednesday, but I wonder how many of us stopped to think about what it means...

Advice: Trees that don’t bend break

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESYou don’t always end up with what you want. Sometimes, however, things have a way of working themselves out.Learning to recognize...

Brush a proud promoter of area’s natural habitat, wildlife

John Brush lifted his binoculars to his eyes to gain a better view of a Thrasher he spotted. Immediately he knew the bird was...

Advice: Words have an impact

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESRepetition is how children learn; the more they hear something or do something, the easier it becomes.My brother and I were...

Advice: The role of the father is like no other

BY MARIA LUIS SALCINESMen don’t always know how to share their feelings. Sometimes, unfairly, men are judged by the things they don’t say instead...