Every teenager goes through a critical period in their teens when they discover drugs. Some ignore the temptation, some try drugs and move on, and some get hooked to the extent of ruining their lives. You cannot predict how your child will turn out, so the safest option is to manage the risk from […]
Sadly, young people today are facing what seems to be an increasing amount of bullying – and not just on playgrounds or in their neighborhoods. Aggression and violence are taking place on the internet and in the classroom, too. Many are appalled at the number of times they read about such incidents, but some are unaware […]
Teachers know that the best time to develop healthy homework habits for your family is before homework becomes a problem. Parents who approach their children’s homework without a clear strategy are asking for problems down the road when school gets hard. You see, students who haven’t developed effective homework habits tend to lack the motivation […]
Empathy is one of those strange qualities – something almost everyone wants, but few know how to truly give or receive it. In a world where self-gratification is emphasized, it is in short supply but high demand. This is all the more reason to teach the next generation what it means to have empathy for […]
by Kari Ann Fallon While it may seem harmless, the Internet poses plenty of financial and security dangers to the average family. 1. Watermark photos of your family. Watermarking photographs keeps them secure. If someone wants to steal photos from you, it will be harder if you have a personal watermark covering the photo. If […]
by beconrad Getting kids to eat healthy can be an exercise in frustration and the source of much family discord. Many kids are picky eaters to begin with and simply plopping them down in front of a plate of broccoli is unlikely to turn them into vegetable fans. If you want your kids to […]
Twenty-first-century report cards look nothing like their twentieth-century predecessors. Sometimes it feels like you need a master’s degree in education just to decipher all the eduspeak in the comments section (not to mention schools that have moved away from using traditional letter grades). How are “adequate” skills different than “competent skills”? What does it mean […]
There are countless activities to keep a toddler happy and occupied on a rainy day. The challenge is uncovering the ones that help develop their little minds and bodies–especially the projects and games that require neither money to obtain nor lots of time to prepare. These fun pastimes get children from 18 months to 3+ […]
It’s no secret that healthy living is important, but getting in shape when you have kids can be tough. Maybe you stopped exercising when you had kids because you were tired. Maybe your job schedule made it difficult to squeeze in workouts. Maybe you just got busy with life and stopped jogging as much as […]
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