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5 Fool-Proof Tips for Raising Kids in the 21st Century (A Parody – Or Not)

By Phil Mullins Raising children today can certainly be a difficult and grueling task. Knowing how to effectively navigate the often will-crushing, despair-infested waters known as parenthood has never been easy. Until now. Pay heed to these simple child-rearing tips, and you’ll be captain of the S.S. Good Parent in no time. 1. Social Media…

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5 Ways To Get Teens To Love Reading

By Samantha Saunders As an English teacher I have had parents reveal to me in hushed tones, as though imparting some secret information – “He used to read all the time in primary school. But then he just stopped.” Why does this happen, this perceived halting to the reading practices of our youth? When do…

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What Do Your Kids Hear When You Yell At Them?

By Beverly Entin The other day as I was leaving the gym, I heard a man yelling at his son. The conversation went something like the following: Dad: “I’m so sick and tired of hearing how you can’t get along with anybody.” Kid: “But Dad, you have to let me tell you what really happened.”…

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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…