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THE PSYCHE OF A REBELLIOUS TEEN: What Parents Just Don’t Understand But Need To Know!

By Jamila T Davis As we advance in age we often quickly forget the struggles we encountered as teens. Although many of us vowed decades ago not to become just like our parents, somehow fate caused us to embrace exactly what we once despised. Now with children of our own, their behavior appears foreign and…

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5 Hilarious Kid Quotes

By Jake Laurie Working with very young students takes a special breed of teacher. Five year old kids can be challenging, demanding, adorable, impatient and infuriating, but they can be oh so hilarious. My funniest teaching experiences have been teaching this age group. They have a wonderful honesty and perspective. Their parents and families would…

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November Is Military Family Appreciation Month

By Lisa N Phillips Passionately Patriotic – One of the reasons I embraced the military lifestyle as a young and newly married Navy wife was because of the patriotic response I witnessed in other seasoned military wives. I had never seen such patriotism until I stood pier side that first time surrounded by thousands of…

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10 Things Parents Must Never Say To Kids

By Shalini Mittal Children naturally look up to their parents. They believe that their parents know everything and therefore anything that they say is right and should be taken seriously. For this reason, parents need to be very careful with the things that they say to kids since they can change their look on certain…

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The New Face of Transgender Youth

By Brian Prowse-Gany What defines gender? Is it biology, the heart and mind, or some combination of both? As the debate surrounding transgender children swirls, one girl is sharing her personal story in the hope that she can help others. Jazz Jennings was born a boy, but started to show leanings toward a feminine side…

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5 Things Parents Should Know About Their Children

By Monica Morall As a secondary educator, I never cease to be amazed by how little parents actually know about their children. One parent actually showed up at the wrong school for a parent/teacher conference. He did not know what school his child attended. Equally horrifying are the conversations that I overhear in the hallways…