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A Case for Sex Education


(previously posted on www.themamasutra.net/blogs)

There is a very vocal minority who believes that sexual education for children and teens should be nonexistent, that somehow keeping a child ignorant is "protecting his or her innocence." I firmly disagree with this. Scratch that; make that strongly, emphatically, vehemently disagree.

That belief ignores a very…

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Added by Lanae St.John on February 5, 2016 at 2:01pm — No Comments

How are babies made?

We were eating dinner in a Chinese restaurant when my son asked me how babies were made. I swallowed my mouthful of sweet-and-sour chicken and answered him with an age-appropriate summary of how sperm and an egg join together and then grown inside a woman's womb to make a baby.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 24, 2015 at 6:15am — 2 Comments

Cover Reveal !

I am elated to reveal the cover of my soon to be published book.  This book chronicles the hurdles I had to endure to finally achieve success as a French and Spanish teacher. I hope my story will inspire all future educators from across the globe.

I believe in order to make a change for the better in public education, school districts across the United States should make a concerted effort to hire more educators of color.   I wrote “Saying Yes To My Life’s Calling: Breakthroughs in…

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Added by Nicole Weaver on October 17, 2015 at 11:09am — No Comments

What's better: The ACT or SAT?

Think back to a memorable Saturday morning: You wake up early, somewhat refreshed from a dodgy night's sleep. You eat a decent breakfast, despite the fact that your stomach is roiling, and then you head off to school to take your SATs. Because there is nothing better than to spend four hours of your Saturday taking a test that you believe will decide your entire future.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 9, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments

Back to School Organization

Back to #School #Organization from @MomTattles #B2S #DIY Monday morning, my Facebook feed was filled with proud parents as their children started their first day of school. By 2pm, those enthusiastic statuses looked a little uglier, grimmer, and much more stress filled. A new school year involves lots of moving parts, but what are some of the ways you and your family can make back-to-school an organized…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on August 31, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

To send or not to send ? - Parents dilemma over boarding schools

This was just a week back, when I happened to meet one of the moms, who shared her plans of sending her only child to a boarding school.. Well my first reaction literally came out  as a shock.. like Why ?? with a big question mark.but as we spoke further.. I kind of came to terms with the fact that it is an option…

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Added by Manjusha Pandey on August 30, 2015 at 2:14pm — 4 Comments

Creativity, Thinking & Education Tele Summit

We are so excited about the our new Tele Summit coming up September 8th, 9th & 10th...The most amazing people have agreed to talk to us and the variety is fantastic! Michael J. Gelb the author of the How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci was our first interview and I have to say within minutes I was totally mesmerized by this wonderful speaker and presenters. He even had a great story about being the opening act for the Rolling Stones as a juggler! He is followed by John Schaefer, who…

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Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on August 29, 2015 at 10:46pm — No Comments

You too can beat the odds

Nowadays the Internet and television dictate the way we live. (Even if you are not an avid TV consumer, you will still know who the Kardashians are or what happened to John Kerry.) Some information is simply impossible to dodge. The key thing the media are telling us is that we should keep watching other people's lives to fill the voids in our own existence.

But the actual truth is quite different – you must be the person taking care of yourself and filling those empty spaces with…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on August 25, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Paying for your future philosophy major

In college I had a roommate that was a history major. I have nothing against history. History is important; we learn from our past; it's good to remember where you've come from. However, her goal in life was to get a job working within airport administration. If you are wondering how a degree in history relates to that goal, then you are not alone.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on July 28, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

The going rate for the tooth fairy

I made the mistake of Googling the phrase "tooth fairy rates" the other day and I was frightened. Depending on the area of the country, some children are receiving anywhere from $5 - $13 per tooth.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 22, 2015 at 6:33am — 2 Comments

Benefits of 1 on 1 Private Tutoring

The truth is that education as a notion has improved over the course of centuries drastically. We now understand the way learners’ brain works while in the process of learning, we understand the way in which it adopts new knowledge and we have an awareness of all the factors that influence that same process for better or for worse. Still, the modern educational system and all of its features are the way they are more because of necessity than any other practical reason. It is a known fact…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on July 16, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

5 Educational Online Games for Kids

6 Educational Online Games for Kids

Whether you're in the midst of the school year, on summer vacation, or just looking for some fun and interactive activities, these 5 educational online games for kids can be a lifesaver! Online games are convenient because they can be played wherever you have internet connection and a phone, iPad, tablet, laptop, or desktop. I find them to be a great option to cartoons (although wonderful) and…

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Added by Jazelle on July 9, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Most of the university students are using mobile device for studying, are you one of them?

Progress is inevitable. It is facts that today, most of us have phones with a greater capacity and capabilities than computers that sent the first man to the moon. Still, as in all things, it is not about what you have but how you use it that counts. Think of a typical teenage kid with a smartphone, it is true that that kid has an access to the internet, the most incredible data storage in the world, where he or she could find almost any information that they need, this is still probably not…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on June 30, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Endless battle: Children vs. Math

It is said that children, long before they start walking and talking, have already inherited and developed the mathematical gene within them, passed down from previous generations to the next. We are all born with the ability to logically inter-connect things and math is just a tool which enables us to carry out such complex functions. To put it plain, at around three years of age, we all naturally start to understand the simple notion that if you have one apple and you add another – you…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on May 25, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

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Added by Danielle Loor on May 18, 2015 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Chapter reveal: 'Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System,' by Liane Brouillette

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Title:  Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System

Genre: Non-fiction, parenting, education

Author: Liane Brouillette

Website: …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 15, 2015 at 4:15am — No Comments

Sex Ed classes for children and parents

When I was nine, my Mother showed me a video in which a mother created a uterus and ovaries out of pancake batter to show her friend's daughter how menstruation worked. Some of you may be weirded out by this, others of you will have a vague memory of the video and rest of you will be shocked at how many hits come back when you Google "pancake batter menstruation video." (Evidently, lots of people have fond memories of that…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 7, 2015 at 6:28am — No Comments

School Is Almost Over! How Is Your Child Doing?

At the beginning of the school year I shared a post titled "6 Tips That…

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Added by Gabriella L. on March 13, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

When to talk about pornography

When I was eight years old, my friend Annie told me about a movie she saw at home. She described scenes of a naked woman riding a horse and a man peeing in a woman's mouth. Many (many) years later I realized Annie had watched one of her father's porn videos. (Is this a Sorry, Mom moment? I don't know.)



As…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 10, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments

Money talks

At about this time last year, I wanted to introduce my son to money. But it was too early for him, as evidenced by the fact he would still mix the play money in his cash register with the real thing. So, we took a step back and waited.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on March 6, 2015 at 6:16am — No Comments

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