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The Tech Disconnect

Kids used to find ways of entertaining themselves; going outside, playing with siblings or friends.  They were forced to interact with each other and developed socially along the way.  Things like taking turns, sharing, losing/winning, compromising, complimenting others, and spending time in nature are some of the things we have allowed to go by the wayside.  Also showing decorum and ...

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Rebooting Our Kid’s Brains

If only we could “ctrl alt delete” our brains.  As adults, we tend to become set in our ways. But what about our kids? Truth is children will change the moment they see their parents change.  In fact, the hard part is rebooting ourselves, rebooting our kids’ brains isn’t as hard as one might think. Kids these days are very ...

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Praise Is Not Indebted To Your Child – It’s Earned

Last week, my two-year-old son “graduated” from PreK 1 into PreK 2. His daycare celebrated this milestone with a cap and gown ceremony. In order for our family to participate, his father and I had to pony up $40 for a cap and gown and take a half day from work so we could watch him walk across a makeshift ...

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Children Are Hormone Monsters

Even if you don’t have children of your own, you’ve heard the horror stories revolving around the terrible twos and the dreaded teenage years. To be fair, this bad behavior isn’t necessarily the child’s fault. During these stages, hormones are rushing through their bodies, controlling their thoughts and behaviors. We all know that teenagers are full of estrogen and testosterone ...

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I Need All You Husbands To Listen Up

A recently-divorced family friend came over a few nights ago. He was going through a rough time and needed to vent/cool off. The night started pleasant enough but as the booze continued to pour, he began discussing his breakup – and things got somber… pretty fast. According to Elizabeth Kubler Ross’s “Five Stages of Grievance,” my friend is still in ...

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What’s Going On Around the Kitchen Table?

Whenever I hear the words kitchen table, family comes to mind.  As kids, we were required to be home at a certain time for dinner.  Usually right before the street lights came on.  That was the rule.  We were never late, or else.  So for me, family and kitchen table go hand in hand. I think that is true for ...

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Who Is Raising Your Kids Anyway?

Life issues are tough on kids today. But they seem to be harder for parents. We live in a society devoid of morality and family values. Many of these moral deficiencies are brought on by the very adults who mold the trends for our youth.  It is an unfortunate fact that too many kids are looking to adults outside the ...

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Do You Know Where Your Children Are

Do you know where your children are?” is a question used as a public service announcement (PSA) for parents on American television especially during the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Two stations laid claim to that question during those years: WKBW-TV news anchor Irving Weinstein (1964) and Mel Epstein, Director of On-Air Promotions at New York’s WNEW-TV.  This campaign was ...

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Is Common Core A Common Problem?

The change from solving equations to analyzing functions at length has been challenging for students and parents alike, and since 2009 when Common Core was introduced in American public schools, it’s been a politically charged issue by parents. Currently, 42 states plus the District of Columbia use the standards, with adoption motivated in part by financial incentives provided by the ...

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