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Trump Wants To Fix Higher Education

The Trump Administration has issued a proposal to reform the Higher Education Act. School loan debt is finally being addressed by President Trump. His new plan may prove helpful for students, and their parents, currently burdened by repayment across the United States. Trump’s new plan includes a revision of the current Student Loan Forgiveness structure which allows individuals working in ...

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Your Right To Freedom Of Speech Isn’t Negated By Family Ties

Social media raises a lot of new questions when it comes to freedom of speech. When I first opened my Facebook account, I’ll admit, I was one of those high-key rant and ravers who posted all my passive aggressive anxiety about something said to me online. When anyone, be it a family member, ex-husband, or some random stranger on the ...

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When Is The Right Time To Talk About Sex?

My daughter, who attends a small learning center for homeschooled children came home last week announcing that one of her peers decided to discuss how babies are made over lunch. Thankfully, I have had candid talks about sexuality and her body since the time she could walk. Not because I felt that the topic was easy to discuss, but I ...

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Elizabeth Warren’s Universal Child Care Plan

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has rolled out her universal child care plan. The intention is to make preschool and childcare more affordable for working families by taxing wealthy families with net worth of $50 million and higher, then creating government subsidies and grants that are extended to private schools, cities, and states. In her plan, she says that her tax ...

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Our Favorite Parenting Book

Years ago, while raising two teen boys of my own, a sermon preached by Dr. Bob Barnes encouraged my heart. He jokingly said that parents might not get a book on how to raise a child right, but “you’re only responsible for input, not output.” That voice in my memory replayed one night at 3 am when my phone beeped ...

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Help Make Caring For Aging Parents Affordable

In the last year I have personally spent more than $2000 in travel expenses to help my aging aunt when her dad, my paternal grandfather was admitted into the hospital to die, and then out-of-state, to give my aging mother relief when her father, my maternal grandfather was on his deathbed. Both my mother and my aunt had spent the ...

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Snow-plow Parenting Isn’t The Problem, Society Is.

Kids aren’t growing up according to a new survey It states that snow-plow parents are the worst of all parents. They still helping their adult children complete certain tasks that they should know how to do at the time of adulthood — which is right after high school graduation. What tasks are snow-plow parents doing? Here are some examples: Scheduling ...

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Lawn Mower Parent: Good Or Bad? It Depends.

A teacher recently wrote an angry anonymous letter on WeAreTeachers.com that stemmed from frustration that a parent brought a water bottle to school for their child vs. letting them drink from a water fountain. She called this form of parenting the ‘lawnmower parent.’ What is a lawn mower parent? According to social media, it is a parent who prevents their ...

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Make Child-Rearing Complicated

Prince Harry and Meghan are expecting their first-born child together sometime this Spring, 2019. And, as all parents who are preparing to bring a child into the world, they must decide on their child-rearing style. One Royal Rule that has been in place for over 300 years that could (but likely won’t) complicate their future family dynamic is one that ...

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To Win At Parenting, You Have To Get ‘Weird’

Hillary Frank wrote a book on how to survive parenting called, “Weird Parenting Wins: Bath Tub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks From the Parenting Trenches.” Frank also hosts the podcast, “The Longest Shortest Time,” a talk show that laughs, cries, and shares about the daily challenges associated with raising children She pulled the advice in her book from stories ...

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