All Blog Posts Tagged 'education' (97)

Nickle and diming the kids

My son is a picky dresser.



I've not been allowed to pick out his clothing for at least two years. Yes, I supply him with enough neutral pants/shorts so he generally matches, but it is quite clear that I am not allowed to pick out his shirts. If he needs new clothes, then he is picking them…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 30, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments

Falling in love 101

When my son sees two people kissing, he often says, "Those two people are kissing and then they will go and get married." Evidently my sex talks with him have paid off. (Just kidding.) When I ask him about the leap from kissing to married, he shows me the various wedding pictures of my husband and I kissing right before we tied the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 22, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

My state gets a D; what about yours?

I work for a really great company. As mentioned before, I really love my coworkers, my work keeps me busy and I really appreciate the level of support and understanding that I receive on my team. We are able to work from home if we have a sick child or adjust…
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Added by Lauren Markman on July 8, 2014 at 6:32am — 2 Comments

On Raising a Bilingual Child

THE-BILINGUAL-BABY

Do you feel the intense pressure to make sure that your child knows how to speak his/her mother tongue?

Because I do.

I remember that even when I was pregnant, my family members would continuously remind me about the importance of Olive learning how to speak her native Chinese. I never really thought too much about it – I didn’t think it would be too…

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Added by Jody Che on June 17, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Life in large families

I have one child. That's it. Because I have one child, studies tell me that because he is the eldest (and the only), he will be very mature before his time, as he primarily interacts with my husband and myself. Recent research also indicates that if he were born female, he…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 21, 2014 at 6:40am — 5 Comments

They keep changing the math

In my nightmares, I am sitting at a too-small desk, faced with a series of computations. I have to solve for x...but I have no idea how to do the work.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 16, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments

Standardized Testing, TCAP, Common Core and Why it All Sucks.

The TCAP standardized tests (aka the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program) have finally wrapped up for the school year.

Have you seen the clip from the Stephen Colbert's Report yet? (You can find it here.) Kind of sums up how I feel about Common Core and the testing procedures. He just doesn't swear as much as I do when I talk about them. Because they are completely &#$*%@*…

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Added by Dawn K Rutt on May 9, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How much homework is too much?

My son has been in school since he was 6 weeks old - not daycare, but a school with curriculum and accreditation and the works. Sure it was all fun and games as he focused his young energy on learning how to walk and talk, but once he hit the age of two, the homework started.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 8, 2014 at 6:26am — 1 Comment

20 Fun Ways to Teach Children Their Colors

Did you know that you can teach your child how to sort by color without spending a ton of money?  Look around your house and you can easily find a wide variety of items that you can use to teach your child their colors.  For example you can use cereal, gummy bears, articles of clothing, blocks, construction paper, and a variety of other object around…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments

It's time to start an honest conversation about money

It will start with three jars.

The first jar will be spending money - for candy and small toys that fall into the "want it now" category.

The second jar will be saving money and we'll stick a picture of whatever he is saving up for on the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 28, 2014 at 6:38am — 2 Comments

GIVE ME A CALL SOMETIME!



GIVE ME A CALL SOMETIME!



Those pleasantries that we all learn as we get older.  Those short pat answers and replies that flow off of our tongues.  Right about now you may be wondering what I am talking about and are about to move on to the next post but I ask you to continue reading, you will see yourself soon or maybe you won’t.

Scene one:  Someone has received bad news, it may be health related or…

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Added by Cindi Walton on December 31, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments

The ramblings of a Nana

To the moon and back

11/20/2013…

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Added by Cindi Walton on November 20, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Why some parents stop saving for college and start saving for day care instead

My son loves his school. In an affectionate, nurturing environment, he learns socialization skills, masters safety scissors and learns insanely adorable songs. Because of the amazing teachers at his school, he can tell me who Johnny Appleseed is, can identify all his continents on a map, and gets plenty of exercise. We do his homework together every week to strengthen the concepts he learns there. I love his school and his fearless…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 19, 2013 at 6:45am — No Comments

Exploring the magical world of magnets!

Come visit Mama's Blissful Bites (MBB) for more toddler and preschooler activities!

http://www.mamasblissfulbites.com/2013/09/27/discovering-power-magnets-kidsscience/

There is something magical about magnets. How they draw to each other, how they fly in fast, the clang they make when…

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Added by Amber Poole on September 27, 2013 at 7:25am — No Comments

Are You Ready For The Homework Power Struggle?

For many parents the new school year also means the return of a familiar question, followed by what I will call “The Homework Power Struggle”. It starts off something like this…”Did you do your Homework?”….”I don’t have any homework!” AAAAAAAAAAAH!!!! You know they have homework or at least something to study besides the text messages coming in every 5…

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Added by Gabriella Lassiter on September 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Great Websites for Early Readers

Emergent literacy and early reading are incredibly important to the future literacy success of student.  The skills and habits they form from birth through about 8 years old are the most crucial to their future learning, so it is an important time to expose students to books and…

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Added by Valerie Tyler on June 18, 2013 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Parents Were You Afraid of Letting Your Teenager Get Behind the Wheel of the Car?

I can’t believe that my daughter is old enough to get her drivers license already, it seems like yesterday that I was bringing her home from the hospital.  The time has flown by quickly and she is turning into a beautiful young lady.  My daughter was born with a bilateral hearing loss and wears a cochlear…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2013 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Sudoku, My New Hobby

Since the day I am "addicted" to Sudoku, I have downloaded the free games in my "not-so-smart" handphone... at least now I know how to pass time without feeling bored, "impatient", stressful, distracting me from all these anxieties... hahaha...



How addicted am I?  Well... morning and evening "business" allows me to use my brain for at least 15 minutes and I don't smell anything "stenchy" when my grey cells are at work!  hahahaa... Gross?…

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Added by Reanaclaire on December 17, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments

Terrific Tuesday - Raising the Bar with Continuing Education

Terrific Tuesday - it is terrific to raise the bar with continuing education.

 
Each Terrific Tuesday throughout the month of October, this blog will explore the idea of raising the bar, of getting better at something.  Last week we looked at raising the bar as an entrepreneur. In upcoming articles we will look at raising the bar:
 
in relationships - personal and private
discipline at home and…
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Added by Janeane Davis on October 9, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments

6 Ways To Keep Your Children Safe From Sexual Abuse

Millions of children are sexually abused every year. Follow these 6 tips to keep your kids safe.

 have read two powerful articles about child sexual abuse this week. Evolutionary Parenting published an article written by Anonymous about the power of our words and the effects they have when we find out that someone is sexually abusing our child ... you should check it out. The words are…

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Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

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