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Children and Parents: Are You A Good Parent?

By Paul A Philips I realize that it’s not for me to tell people what they should do, instruct them how to be in life. Indeed, I can only advise or recommend and any choice made is ultimately theirs. This principle applies when it comes to the subject of giving advice on being a good…

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How Do Parents Deal With the Gimmes?

How Do Parents Deal With the Gimmes? By Kathleen Boucher By teaching children to do research and then some. Every child goes through a stage of “gimme, gimme, gimme” at some point. How this is handled from the beginning will dictate if the child continues on this path forever or learns that not everything is…

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Grades 6 to 8: What You Should Be Reading

By Linda A Johnson Fight the summer learning gap When its summertime, the last thing kids want to do is think about school. They would clearly much rather focus on everything from ball games to camp outs. However, did you know that summer learning loss is an actual thing? That’s right, according to the National…

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How Children Have Become Easy Fraud Targets

By Meini Listanti Identity thieves are continually finding new methods of fraud. A growing concern we have been picking up on recently in the west is people getting hold of and using children’s social security numbers to conduct fraudulent activities. Fraudsters use the numbers to apply for benefits from the government, open credit and bank…

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Do Teenage Girls Dress Appropriately?

By Ross McDonald It has come to my attention that some teenage girls are so caught up in looking good, increasing their social status and attracting boys that they put their own welfare at risk. How do I know this? Because I work with teenagers and cannot believe the kind of dresses that theses kids…

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Empower and Uplift Your Child

Empower and Uplift Your Child   By Cherrye S. Vasquez, Ph.D. “Your mama is black!” the little girl meant it as a slur. It was true, the other little girl’s mother is black, but she didn’t take it as a slur–because her mother also held a doctoral degree, is a published author of half-a-dozen books,…