Lone Star School of Music, has been voted Favorite Place to Learn a Musical Instrument.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, July 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lone Star School of Music, owned by Bryan Goldsmith, has been voted Favorite Place to Learn a Musical Instrument by the Austin community through Austin Family Magazine. Voting was done online from March through early May, only one vote per family. Austin Family Magazine is dedicated to serving the greater Austin area by providing up-to-date information and ideas that promote smart parenting and healthy homes.

Austin Family Magazine readers vote for their favorite family-friendly businesses for each category in a free form style. Votes are calculated by the Austin Family Magazine team and announced in their July 2020 Magazine.

Winners of this award offer family-friendly products and services supported by great customer and community service.

About Lone Star School of Music:

Lone Star School of Music is dedicated to helping our students have fun while learning to play an instrument the right way. We offer not only private music lessons on a HUGE variety of instruments but our popular group classes are perfect for adults, teens, children, beginners, and pros! ​​

We know that learning how to play an instrument should be fun. The Lone Star School of Music strives to deliver Austin music lessons in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to the learning and sharing of music, to be an incubator of ideas and talent, and to help foster a sense of community to all the musicians of Austin, both amateur and professional.

To find out more about Lone Star School of Music visit us at www.lonestarschoolofmusic.com, follow us on Twitter @LoneStarMusicTX, and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lonestarschoolofmusic. For tours and appointments call 512-713-5187.

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Lone Star School of Music
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Relocating my Child Interstate or Internationally – What the Family Law in Australia says about relocation

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While a Family Court cannot interfere with a parent’s right to move freely, they do have the power to say when and if a child can be relocated with the parent.

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, July 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Following separation, it is not uncommon for one party of the relationship to want to pack up and relocate. There are many reasons that lead to a parent wanting to relocate interstate or even internationally, whether it be because of their job, a subsequent relationship, or a need for financial or emotional support.

While a Family Court cannot interfere with a parent’s right to move freely, they do have the power to say when and if a child can be relocated with the parent.

Recently, Unified Lawyers were successful in acting for the father of a child, who was opposing the mother’s Application to relocate the child of the relationship from Sydney to Melbourne.

In our case, the mother sought to relocate the child to Melbourne, during the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to allow her the opportunity to move in with her subsequent partner.

While there are no specific provisions in the Act stating that a parent cannot relocate with their child, without consent of the other parent, there is a presumption that both parents will have equal shared parental responsibility.

Therefore, it is presumed that both parents will share in determining any major long-term decisions for the child, such as the relocation of a child interstate or internationally.

Similar to any other parenting matter, when considering a relocation case, the Court must consider the best interests of the child as its primary consideration.

It is important to note that in determining what is in a child’s best interest, the Court will always have significant regard to the benefit the child would gain from having a meaningful relationship with both of their parents.

Accordingly, they will consider what impact the decision to relocate a child interstate or internationally is going to have on the practicality of a child maintaining their relationship with the other parent.

It was said in the leading case of Morgan v Miles [2007] FamCA 1230 [80] that:
“the child’s best interests must be weighed and balanced with the ‘right’ of the proposed relocating parent’s freedom of movement.”

Succeeding in our case, the Court accepted our submissions that the child had maintained a significant relationship with the Father since their birth and that the relocation to Melbourne would hinder this relationship and therefore cause detriment to the child.

Accordingly, while the mother had the right to relocate to be with her partner, the child’s best interest was best served living with the father and spending time with the mother once a month.

In determining what Orders to make for the child to spend time with the mother, the Court had to make reference to the current Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions in order to consider what was the best arrangement.

Given these times are unprecedented and the health guidelines and travel restrictions are constantly changing, it is important to make sure you put the strongest case forward on how any relocation is in the best interests of the children. In this current climate, this would be a high threshold to pass.

If you are, or your ex-partner is considering relocating interstate or internationally with the children of the relationship, make you sure you speak to a family law solicitor about your rights and how the Court approaches relocation matters.

Our family law team at Unified Lawyers are experienced in relocation Applications and can give you advice as to the likely prospects of success of any Application.

You can contact our friendly team of family lawyers on 1300 667 461 for your free case evaluation today.

Dominic Nguyen
Unified Lawyers
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Parents Discuss The Weirdest Things They’ve Ever Googled

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Welcome to the weird and wonderful mind of a parent

LONDON, UK, July 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Parenting website Yet Another Mummy Blog has launched a post discussing the weirdest Google searches ever made by parents.

Parents are in a constant state of worry and confusion, which has led to some incredible Google searches. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of a parent’s brain. The blog post compiles submissions from parents, as well as recorded Google searches.

“I had the idea for this blog post when I caught myself in the middle of a particularly weird Google search. I had just typed in ‘Why does my toddler always sniff loudly instead of saying the number “eight”, and I realised I’d gone a bit mad. But it did get me to thinking that other parents had probably researched equally baffling things. ”

— Samantha Lyon, Founder, Yet Another Mummy Blog

Weird Google Searches Parents Have Made

Among others, here are a few examples of what parents have searched for in the past.

My baby weed in his own eye, will he go blind?
Can I die from sleep deprivation?
Is it normal for a baby to growl?
Can I give my toddler sleepy time tea?
Why does my child get worms all the time?
Why does my child look like my brother?

The blog post also includes questions parents have asked as a result of discussions with their kids, including:

Do hippos have three legs?
Do spiders have willies?
Can a goldfish disintegrate?

To Read Parents’ Weird Google Searches

To read the strange questions and queries, visit the blog post below:


About Yet Another Mummy Blog

Yet Another Mummy Blog is a new parenting website, designed to address parenting issues, concerns and questions. The website aims to delve into difficult topics with expert insights and assistance. The blog also explores issues relating to digital marketing and SEO. Yet Another Mummy Blog was created by a digital marketing specialist and content marketer.

For More Information Please Contact:

Samantha Lyon, Founder of Yet Another Mummy Blog

Email: sam@yetanothermummyblog.com

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Luigi Matarazzo explains how M&A is tackling financial ignorance through accelerated education

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Luigi Matarazzo, CEO and Founder

Luigi Matarazzo, CEO and Founder

The CEO and Founder of M&A International Consulting, Luigi Matarazzo, shows how financial literacy can be attainable for everyone

Investing is easy. You don't need a Nobel Prize to do it. The hard part is dealing with your mind, and you need to be very aware of how your decision-making process will interfere with your strategy. ”

— Luigi Matarazzo, CEO and Founder

DUBLIN, IRELAND, July 9, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — One might expect that developed countries have a financially literate population, but that is not always the case. By developed, we mean countries that are members of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) which are regarded as having high-income economies; some of those countries are the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and many countries in Western and Eastern Europe. Although financial literacy is strongest in countries with developed and advanced economies there still is a lot of ignorance around the subject of money and many people are reluctant to talk about it or have not formed the habit of talking about their finances.

The financial literacy gap can be clearly seen in Europe with Northern countries scoring higher as financial literacy rates in Scandinavian countries are 71% and higher while at the same time the Eastern European countries and countries situated in the South such as Italy are scoring below 40%. This disparity in financial literacy in Europe is one of the largest seen in the world.

But what is financial literacy and why is it important?

Financial literacy is the ability to make correct financial decisions in personal finance with desirable outcomes. It is also the ability to fully comprehend the concepts of saving and borrowing money, what liabilities are and how to limit them, the concept of budgeting, goal setting, saving to build assets and having a diversified financial plan. These skills are important in everyday life, they can help you make decisions regarding student loans, using debt to buy a car, create a savings account, how to invest your money in the stock market and help you define how much money you need to retire. Despite being such an important factor for a person’s development and success in life, money and finances are not taught in school.

The need for financial literacy

Creating awareness around financial responsibility is important and can alleviate any insecurity surrounding the subject of money as many people tend to evade talking about it. Money has always been considered a taboo subject and there are many emotions surrounding money that are at times hard to deal with and uncomfortable. Many people feel hopeless, frustrated or angry and these are all emotions that can stem from bad money management.
The founder and CEO of M&A International Consulting, Luigi Matarazzo believes that if you deal with the emotions surrounding money you can successfully master scary concepts such as investing and saving money: "Investing is easy. Really, you don't need a Nobel Prize or some sort of high-level degree to do a good job in the markets. You need goals, a consolidated strategy and time to make it work. The hard part is dealing with your mind, and you need to be very aware of how your decision-making process will interfere with your strategy. We teach all of that in our programs."

Providing the education and the tools to help people efficiently deal with and understand finances and money is vital for creating financial literacy for individuals but also the communities they live in. Financial literacy rates are the lowest among women, young people, minorities, low-income individuals and people that are less educated.

Education on the subject can help increase these levels but there are also behavioral aspects to consider. Money management is a learned behavior that is why it is important to start educating and forming healthy money habits from an early age in order to establish a positive outlook towards finances and money. However, it is never too late to gain financial knowledge and build healthy saving and investing habits.

Luigi Matarazzo adamantly believes that through consultancy services, group coaching and individual coaching one can successfully learn how to turn their savings into long term investments through tailor-made strategies that are accessible: "Classic education and parenting failed and are failing at providing basic money management and personal finance skills to young students. The majority of people grow up without any knowledge on how to save or handle money, or how to reach a better future with proper management and investing. We are providing all those tools, and our clients are finally more empowered with their personal finances than they had ever been."

M&A International Consulting, is located in Dublin and provides online financial education and consulting services to savers and novice investors throughout Europe and particularly Italy.

The consulting firm’s ultimate mission is to reduce the gap in financial literacy between Italy and other European countries with considerably higher rates, especially Northern Scandinavian countries. They aim to increase financial literacy by providing consultancy services and financial coaching to empower people to manage their money more effectively and help them overcome any money phobias by offering tailor-made strategies for long-term investments in the markets.

M&A International Consulting has recently grown and started reaching customers internationally thus expanding from their initial focus that was the Italian market. Also during the coronavirus pandemic, the firm has maintained profitability, as their team is fully digital and works completely online. They also have a healthy core business model that attains high margins with low maintenance costs. For more tools and information on how to save and invest your money wisely feel free to visit their website and book a consultation.

Luigi Matarazzo
Mata & Associates
+44 7519421056
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Suicide in the Time of COVID-19

Media campaigns around the world remind people that social distancing equals physical distancing, not emotional distancing.

While suicide rates haven’t been recorded in prior pandemic-related lockdowns throughout history, experts know that social isolation is related to suicide.”

— Dr. Linda Miles

UNITED STATES, July 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — We are undergoing a once-in-a-century (for most of us, a once-in-a-lifetime) pandemic, an international health crisis that has caused unprecedented fear and pain for many people and nations, has upended our norms, and is restructuring our current reality. In such uncertain times, it’s imperative to listen to the experts and follow their instructions to ensure that we emerge safe, healthy, and alive—with our loved ones just as intact. Above all, it’s important to face uncertainty and fear with the only thing that is guaranteed to make today and tomorrow better: loving-kindness toward ourselves, our loved ones, and society as a whole.

This article on Suicide shares the expert insight of mental health professional Dr. Linda Miles, with content drawn from an interview conducted by Francine Bianco Tax. Dr. Miles worked as Director of Crisis Programs in Community Mental Health and has worked as psychotherapist for over 35 years.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

How do you find help if you’re suicidal?
Or perhaps someone you know—a family member, friend, neighbor, or person in your community—has suicidal tendencies. COVID-19, an unconventional virus that has caused unconventional challenges for getting help. There are many resources online. As rates of infection and death increase, so do the mental health toll.
Media campaigns around the world remind people that social distancing equals physical distancing, not emotional distancing. The message is: we’re all in this together, even though we are apart. There are many for whom this imposed isolation is scary, depressing, or lonely.
While suicide rates haven’t been recorded in prior pandemic-related lockdowns throughout history, experts know that social isolation is related to suicide. Those most vulnerable, they warn, include people who have a history of self-destructive distress.[1] Isolation is one of the many triggers. Due to COVID-19, many people are suddenly unemployed or uncertain of their job security, struggle to make ends meet, and feel disconnected from their usual support systems.


· National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or chat.

· Crisis Text Line
Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to text with a trained Crisis Counselor

· Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. If you’re a veteran in crisis or concerned about one, there are VA responders standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or text 838255.

· SAMHSA’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center
SAMHSA’s SPRC provides accurate data, up-to-date research, and knowledge of effective strategies and interventions that are essential to our ability to prevent suicide. Find programs, toolkits, fact sheets, and other resources to help you take effective action.

· National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is the nation’s public-private partnership for suicide prevention. The Action Alliance works with more than 250 national partners to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Here are a few practices to cope with Covid challenges:
· Connect with nature. Nature soothes, restores, and connects us to ourselves and to the world at large.

· Get moving. Moving changes the chemistry of the body, including the mind. It can be as successful as medication when it comes to alleviating anxiety and depression.

· Be mindful. Mindfulness minimizes anxiety and boosts happiness, helping to develop compassion, curiosity, empathy, focus, and clarity. There are many ways to be mindful, but often it comes to slowing down, focusing on your breathing and inner self, cultivating gratitude, and noticing what makes life worth living.

· Connect with others. Feeling lonely is as detrimental to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Go for a walk with a friend who lives nearby, even if it means having to walk on opposite ends of the street. Even if you can’t physically be with your loved ones, you can always connect through the phone or online. If you need help, don’t hesitate to reach out. Suicide prevention lines are available 24/7. Contact a friend, therapist, church or community counselor, or online professional to gain support.

Dr. Linda Miles is a leading psychotherapist, crisis therapist, award-winning author, and relationship expert. She has studied and worked in the field of counseling psychology for over 35 years and focuses on mindfulness, stress reduction, mental health, and relationships. She has published several books on relationships and mindfulness (the latest: Change Your Story, Change Your Brain) as well as articles in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Reuters , and Miami Herald, and has appeared as a guest expert on numerous national TV shows including CNN, Fox News, ABC, and NBC. You can find additional resources on Dr. Miles’ Facebook page, Mindfulness Rewrites, or at www.DrLindaMiles.com.

Francine Bianco Tax is a professional film and television actress, singer, and member of SAG-AFTRA, as well as the proud mother of twins. With a B.F.A. in Theater from Adelphi University, Francine pursues her love of knowledge by currently studying Filmmaking and Journalism at De Sales University. She is a former QVC TV guest host, and radio-internet founder, producer, and host of her program Parenting Matters. She is most interested in sharing inspiring human interest stories and offering resources that improve the lives of others.

Dr. Linda Miles
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