Why?

Seriously, we really think the world needs us.

OES Consulting LLC, Raul Villarreal

Or at least someone who does what we're doing. I will explain that by asking questions instead of just giving information away. I would like you to answer those questions and after answering them, I would really like for you to think about whether or not you consider such situation to be something positive or negative IN THE LONG TERM.The reason I'm doing it this way is because it is very easy for all of us to justify our impulsive actions and make them look as the best we could do.

One example would be for someone to justify buying a very cold smoothie at any fast food restaurant after reading a big colorful sign, and then justify such purchase by saying things like "It's very cheap" "no big deal" or "It's very hot today". If you multiply such actions for maybe 2 o 3 times a week times the number of members of the family you buy a smoothie for, you will figure out that in a year you have spent more money than you expected in such justified purchases. At the end, the only reason you did it is because a big, bright, colorful sign that said "Smoothies ONLY TODAY $X.XX" triggered such impulse. That's what happens when you act impulsively.

On the other hand, if you're long term oriented you will prevent those impulses by making sure you're always carrying a non-disposable refillable water bottle so when you see an ad telling you to buy something to fight the heat you can respond "I'm already COOL". What happens in this case over the course of a year is that you stop spending about $3-$5 minimum every day and if you save such amounts you will notice that now you have between $1,000.00 and $1,500.00 that you can use to buy something really valuable CASH, instead of using credit; which will additionally save you some interests.

I hope this illustrates the difference between short term and long term mindsets. Which one do you like the most?

If you loved the long term outcome, we're here to help you. If you like the short term and think life is supposed to be that way, we're here for you whenever you're ready, and sincerely wish you luck in the path you've chosen... you're going to need it.

Parents College focuses in the long term. We can change our life little by little and we think we can help you do it during the process. I hope you feel welcome to our family.

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Eventos for Sunday July 30th 2017

1:30pm - 3:30pm, Central & Unser Library.
Hollywood Southwest: New Mexico in Film & Television. In partnership with the Albuquerque Museum's Hollywood Southwest exhibit, the Central & Unser Library is dedicating the month of July to movies ...
3:00pm - 4:00pm, Taylor Ranch Library.
Come to our Gizmo Garage, for those needing help checking out, downloading, and transferring to devices. Bring your library card, login information, fully-charged device and/or laptop and cables (if necessary)...

Events for Saturday July 29th 2017

Old Town Events

At the Gazebo

7 - 9 pm. Mondo Vibrations

Patio Performances throughout Old Town

@ Plazuela Sombra - 12-2 p.m. – 

D'Santi "El Brujo" Nava Music

@ Patio Market - 1-3 p.m. - Jose Salazar 

@ Poco A Poco - 1-3 p.m. – Los Otros 

@ Plaza Hacienda - 2-4 p.m. – Rio Bossonova


Off Center
808 Park Avenue Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, 87102

11:30 - 1:30 pm Free Crochet, Knitting and more workgroup

Events for Fri-Pool-day July 28, 2017

Ask at your favorite City Pool to see how you can get there for either 25 or 50 cents of a dollar.

Tomorrow is the last day of the summer reading program in public libraries, enjoy these events.
Erna Ferguson Library (All the family)
@ 3700 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
11:00 am Andy Mason Music
No Registration Required

Ernie Pyle Library (All family)
@  900 Girard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
10:30 am Build a Better World with Sarah Malone
No Registration Required

Main Library (All family)
@  501 Copper St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
10:30 am Build a Better Magic Show with Tall Paul
No Registration Required

Tony Hillerman Library (9-12 yrs)
@  8205 Apache Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
3:00 pm CD Scratch Art
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Lomas Tramway Library 13-17yrs)
@  908 Eastridge Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
3:00 pm DIY Sound Boosting Speakers
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Los Griegos Library (13-17 yrs)
@ 1000 Griegos Rd. NW B, Albuquerque, NM 87107
3:00 pm CD Scratch Art
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Railyards Commnunity PotLuck

@Casa Barelas

1024 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

6:00 - 8:00 pm


Sumertime in Old Town

@303 Romero St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Fun stuff starts at 3:00pm


Off Center
@ 808 Park Avenue Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
2:30 - 3:30 pm Free Guitar Lessons with Leslie Bailey of iCreate
3:30 - 4:30 pm Free Ukulele Lessons with Leslie Bailey of iCreate

Albuquerque Civic Plaza
@ 1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Civic Plaza Fridays:
Featuring Restaurant: Tucano’s
Featuring Band: Mondo Vibrations
Featuring Movie: The Breakfast Club
Starts at 6:00 pm, the movie starts at dusk, so be there or be squared.

Events for Thursday July 27, 2017

Cherry Hills Library (All the family)
@ 6901 Barstow St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
10:15 am Andy Mason Music
No Registration required

East Mountain Library (All the family)
@ 1 Tijeras Ave, Tijeras, NM 87059
11:00 am Build a Better World with Sarah Malone
No Registration Required

Lomas Tramway Library (All the family)
@  908 Eastridge Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
10:30 am Build a Better Magic Show with Tall Paul
No Registration required

San Pedro Library (All the family)
@  5500 Trumbull Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
3:30 pm Andy Mason Music
No Registration Required

Erna Ferguson Library (9-12 yrs)
@ 3700 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
12:00 pm Colorful Washer Necklaces
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Juan Tabo Library (13-17 yrs)
@ 3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
2:00 pm Rebuilding a Better World
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Off Center
@ 808 Park Avenue Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
10:00- 12:00 pm  Summer Art Kids Program
1:00 - 3:00 pm Free Drawing and painting workgroup with Janine Al-Bayati
3:00 pm  Free Card Making Workgroup with Sally Bergen

Events for Tuesday July 26, 2017

South Broadway Library
@ 1205 Broadway Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
10:30 am Music and Stories with Seth Hoffman
No registration required

Juan Tabo Library
@ 3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
2:00 pm Andy MAson Music
No registration required

Tony Hillerman Library
@  8205 Apache Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
10:15 am Andy Mason Music
No registration required

Main Library (9-12 yrs)
@  501 Copper St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
3:00 pm 3D Marker Pens
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Cherry Hills Library (9-12 yrs)
2:00 pm Build a Better Marionette
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

San Pedro Library (9-12 yrs)
3:30 pm Pony Bead Keychains
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

South Valley Library (9-12 yrs)
@ 3904 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
3:00 pm Bricks 4 Kidz
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

East Mountain Library (13-17 yrs)
@ 1 Tijeras Ave, Tijeras, NM 87059
11:00 am Friendship Bracelets
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Off Center
@ 808 Park Avenue Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
2:00 pm  Free Puppet Writing/Performance Class
3:00 pm  Free Writer’s Working Workshop

Events for Tuesday July 25, 2017

Central and Unser Library (All the family)
@ 8081 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
10:30 am Andy Mason Music
No registration required

South Valley Library (All the family)
@ 3904 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
3:00 pm Andy Mason Music
No registration required

North Valley Library (All the family)
@ 7704 2nd St NW B, Albuquerque, NM 87107
2:00 pm  Build a Better World with Sarah Malone
No registration required

East Mountain Library (9-12 yrs)
@ 1 Tijeras Ave, Tijeras, NM 87059
11:00 am String Art
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Juan Tabo Library (9-12 yrs)
@ 3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
2:00 pm Bricks 4 Kidz
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Main Library (13-17 yrs)
@  501 Copper St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
3:00 pm Rock Painting
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Taylor Ranch Library (9-12 yrs)
@5700 Bogart NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87120
3:00 pm Build a Better Paper Glider
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Ernie Pyle Library (13-17 yrs)
@  900 Girard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
10:30 am Upcycled Vinyl Electronics Case
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Tony Hillerman Library (13 - 17 yrs)
@  8205 Apache Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
3:00 pm CD Scratch Art
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Off Center
@ 808 Park Avenue Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
10:00 am to 12:00 pm  2017 Kid’s Summer Art Program

Albuquerque Civic Plaza
@ 1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Yoga on the Plaza

11:00 am Starts Trucking Tuesday  (Support Local Food Trucks)

Events for Monday July 24, 2017

July 17, 2017
Alamosa Library (All the family)
@ 6900 Gonzales Rd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
10:30 am Andy Mason Music
No Registration Required

Taylor Ranch Library (9-12 yrs)
@  5700 Bogart St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
10:30 am Build a Better World with Sarah Malone
No Registration Required

Casa Barelas
@Corner of Pacific and 4th
7:00 - 9:00 pm  Ballet Folklorico “Desoluna"

Come and learn the best Mexican Dances with this group of enthusiasts. Just drop by and ask to join to the first person you see dancing.

Events Saturday July 22, 2017

Old Town Events

Patio Performances throughout Old Town

Location/Time/Performer

Gazebo                          12-2 p.m.          Q TangoTrio
Plazuela Sombra       12-2 p.m           Gregg Daigle 
Church Street Patio  1-3 p.m.             Frank Scaltrito 
Patio Market (Frida Fiesta)     1-3 p.m.         Trio Los Amigos 
Poco A Poco             1-3 p.m.            Havana Son
Plaza Hacienda       2-4 p.m.          Tal Burdine 

Los Griegos Library (All the family)
@ 1000 Griegos Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
10:30 am Transportation Fun with Trax
No Registration Required

Off Center
@ 808 Park Avenue Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, 87102

11:30 - 1:30 pm Free Crochet, Knitting and more workgroup

Events for Friday July 21, 2017

Erna Ferguson Library (All the family)
@ 3700 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
11:00 am Building Dreams with Princes Unicorn
No Registration Required

Ernie Pyle Library (All family)
@  900 Girard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
10:30 am The 6 Little Pigs with Curious Chris
No Registration Required

Main Library (All family)
@  501 Copper St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
10:30 am Transportation Fun with Trax
No Registration Required

Tony Hillerman Library (9-12 yrs)
@  8205 Apache Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
3:00 pm Lifesize Board Game
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Lomas Tramway Library 9-12 yrs)
@  908 Eastridge Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
3:00 pm Brick 4 Kidz
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Westgate Library (13-17 yrs)
@ 1300 Delgado Dr. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
3:00 pm  Zendoodles
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Los Griegos Library (13-17 yrs)
@ 1000 Griegos Rd. NW B, Albuquerque, NM 87107
3:00 pm Perler Bead Creations
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Off Center
@ 808 Park Avenue Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
2:30 - 3:30 pm Free Guitar Lessons with Leslie Bailey of iCreate
3:30 - 4:30 pm Free Ukulele Lessons with Leslie Bailey of iCreate
3:00 - 5:00 pm  Free card making workgroup with Sally Bergen.


After a day of rest, here's the fourth set of questions:How good or bad is to have meals together? Why? Do you think parents practice this habit in a regular basis?

During our summer camp we eat meals together. Adults and kids get to spend some time having meals together. Our meal times were 45 minutes long. This was enough time to eat without any rush, chew our food properly, share our food with other persons as well as enjoy the company of others by having conversations with them. We strongly believe that eating is not just about providing fuel to our bodies, but also about enhancing your senses of smell, taste and strengthen your emotional links to the people you share the food with. Also we think that by practicing these habits everyday your health will improve drastically.

These are the fun events to attend tomorrow Thursday July 20, 2017. I hope you enjoy one of them and have a great time with your loved ones.

Cherry Hills Library (All the family)
@ 6901 Barstow St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
10:15 am Build a Better Magic Show with Tall Paul
No Registration required

East Mountain Library (All the family)
@ 1 Tijeras Ave, Tijeras, NM 87059
11:00 am The 6 Little Pigs with Curious Chris
No Registration Required

Lomas Tramway Library (All the family)
@  908 Eastridge Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
10:30 am Building Dreams with Princess Unicorn
No Registration required

San Pedro Library (All the family)
@  5500 Trumbull Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
3:30 pm Building Dreams with Princess Unicorn
No Registration Required

Ernie Pyle (9-12 yrs)
@  900 Girard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
3:00 pm CD Scratch Art
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Erna Ferguson Library (9-12 yrs)
@ 3700 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
12:00 pm Bricks 4 Kidz
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

South Valley Library (13-17 yrs)
@ 3904 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
3:00 pm Triangles and Tribulations with iExplora
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Juan Tabo Library (13-17 yrs)
@ 3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
2:00 pm From Here to There: Bridge Design
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Off Center
@ 808 Park Avenue Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
10:00- 12:00 pm  Summer Art Kids Program
1:00 - 3:00 pm Free Drawing and painting workgroup with Janine Al-Baya

3:00 pm  Free Card Making Workgroup with Sally Bergen

Today we had a great time during a FREE concert from the Young Musician Initiative at the Corrales Library. I got home very late, so I didn't feel like bothering you with more questions. But I'm keeping my promise and letting you know what you can do to have fun with your kids this Wednesday July 19, 2017; here they are:

South Broadway Library
@ 1205 Broadway Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
10:30 am Transportation Fun with Trax
No registration required

Juan Tabo Library
@ 3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
2:00 pm Building Dreams with Princess Unicorn
No registration required

Tony Hillerman Library
@  8205 Apache Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
10:15 am 6 Little Pigs with Curious Chris
No registration required

Main Library (9-12 yrs)
@  501 Copper St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
3:00 pm Bricks 4 Kidz
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

South Valley Library (9-12 yrs)
@ 3904 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
3:00 pm Building Dreams with Princess Unicorn
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

East Mountain Library (13-17 yrs)
@ 1 Tijeras Ave, Tijeras, NM 87059
11:00 am Egyltian Hieroglyphs
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Off Center
@ 808 Park Avenue Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
2:00 pm  Free Puppet Writing/Performance Class
3:00 pm  Free Writer’s Working Workshop

Third set of questions:

Remember thinking long term outcomes. Is it important for everyone to learn something new every day? Why?

Again, we ask you this because this is another thing that we take care of. With us you can learn Math, coding, digital animation, this summer we learned some farming skills and more. According to some research that will prevent illnesses like Parkinson or dementia. Here's another piece of research.

Learning helps your brain 

And more stuff for you to do with your kids in this city this Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Central and Unser Library (All the family)
@ 8081 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
10:30 am Building Dreams with Princess Unicorn
No registration required

South Valley Library (All the family)
@ 3904 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
3:00 pm Building Dreams with Princess Unicorn
No registration required

North Valley Library (All the family)
@ 7704 2nd St NW B, Albuquerque, NM 87107
2:00 pm  Build a Better Magic Show with Tall Paul
No registration required

Alamosa Public Library (9-12 yrs)
@6900 Gonzalez Rd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
3:00 pm Build a Better Marionette
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

East Mountain Library (9-12 yrs)
@ 1 Tijeras Ave, Tijeras, NM 87059
11:00 am Bricks 4 Kidz
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Juan Tabo Library (9-12 yrs)
@ 3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
2:00 pm Bricks 4 Kidz
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Main Library (13-17 yrs)
@  501 Copper St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
3:00 pm CD Scratch Art
Register in advance here  http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Taylor Ranch Library
@5700 Bogart NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87120
3:00 pm Duct Tape Wallets
Register in advance here http://abqlibrary.org/summerreading

Off Center
@ 808 Park Avenue Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
10:00 am to 12:00 pm  2017 Kid’s Summer Art Program
1:00 - 3:00 pm  Drawing and painting Workgroup with Janine Al-Bayati
3:00 - 5:00 pm  Free card making workgroup with Sally Bergen.

Albuquerque Civic Plaza
@ 1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Yoga on the Plaza
11:00 am Starts Trucking Tuesday  (Support Local Food Trucks)

Second Set of Questions:

Try to engage in long term mindset before answering. Is technology knowledge important for our kids? Do you think most parents understand the difference between being a consumer of technology and being the creator of technology? Why? Is it good, is it bad?

Don't worry, there's no right or wrong answers. Nevertheless, we want to let you know that at Parents College we educate parents and adults so they learn some Computer Science basics. We live in a community where most of us work retail, restaurants or construction. The bad news that we have for you is that robots and automated machines are taking over such jobs.  The best example I can give you of that happening would be Amazon.com which is taking over the retail industry. This time we'll help you start your research. Read the following article and continue researching.  Robots Taking Over Jobs 

The good news is that we can jump start your learning in Computer Science. Are you interested? Join US 

And Finally here's the list of things to do with your little ones on Monday July 17, 2017. 

Alamosa Library (All the family)
@ 6900 Gonzales Rd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
10:30 am Transportation Fun with Trax
No Registration Required

Taylor Ranch Library (9-12 yrs)
@  5700 Bogart St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
10:30 am Building Dreams with Princess Unicorn
No Registration Required

Casa Barelas
@Corner of Pacific and 4th
7:00 - 9:00 pm  Ballet Folklorico “Desoluna"
Come and learn the best Mexican Dances with this group of enthusiasts. Just drop by and ask to join to the first person you see dancing.

First set of questions:

Do you think working out is good for your kids? Do you think most parents role model such behavior to their kids? Why? Is this good or bad (remember we're talking long term)?
Regardless your answer, we at Parents College work out with our kids. We play ultimate frisbee, kickball, tag and other games and obtain the benefits of doing it and you can research such benefits on your own, that's what google is for.

Do you want to join us? Click here Subscribe

And these are the events for Sunday July 16. 2017, enjoy them.

1:30pm - 3:30pm, Central & Unser Library.
Hollywood Southwest: New Mexico in Film & Television. In partnership with the Albuquerque Museum's Hollywood Southwest exhibit, the Central & Unser Library is dedicating the month of July to movies ...

3:00pm - 4:00pm, Taylor Ranch Library.
Come to our Gizmo Garage, for those needing help checking out, downloading, and transferring to devices. Bring your library card, login information, fully-charged device and/or laptop and cables (if necessary)....