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Can Common Core Standards Save America?

Why is the United States falling behind other countries in education? It’s not because American children are less intelligent. In fact, ubiquitous digital devices in young hands means that our children can tap into the global brain, the Internet, any time they like. It’s not because of insufficient money allocated for education. In fact, according […] Read more…

Tough Love Versus Just Plain Tough

The term “Tough Love” is full of controversy. The phrase was originally coined by Bill Milliken in his 1968 book, Tough Love, a guide to helping parents deal with addiction in their children. The concept behind tough love is that love sometimes makes parents too permissive when it comes to dealing with their addicted children, […] Read more…

Preparing Your Child for Standardized Tests

Standardized tests play a major role in public school systems across the United States. Although the practice is controversial, your child could conceivably take several standardized tests throughout the school year. Like it or not, standardized tests are here to stay, at least for the time being, and that means your child will need help […] Read more…

How To Afford A Last Minute Family Vacation

As parents, we want to provide the world for our children, but this is easier said than done. Hectic schedules, career demands, and life itself seem to get in the way of enjoying time with our families. When it comes to family time, there is no better way to make lasting memories than on family […] Read more…

Best Family Friendly Dogs

Adding a special member to your family can be just what it needs! Choosing the right dog for you and your family is incredibly important. If the man of the house is gone pretty often you may want a dog that can protect your family while you are away. On the other hand, if you have […] Read more…

New Generation of Backyard Gaming

Planning activities for your children to nurture their imaginative skills in early years will play a role in their future development. Currently, the majority of children are exposed to passive form of learning. Imaginative learning is a more creative way for children to learn about the world. The new-generation of toys and games have made […] Read more…

Teach Your Kid To Jam

Learning how to play a musical instrument can be a valuable experience in your child’s life. Music also has many benefits for your child’s health, and studies continue to bear out the positive health effects on the population at large. Here are some of them: 1. Increases the capacity of the child’s memory A study […] Read more…

Zoey’s first trip to the Pumpkin Patch

I just thought I would share pictures from Zoey’s first trip to the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. It was definitely a good time, although it took tons of convincing to get her to pick up a pumpkin…she claimed they were “too dirty!” My girl had a great time, and I can’t wait to take […] Read more…

To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool? Things to Consider When Making this Important Decision

Whether or not to homeschool your child can be a very difficult decision to make—one that will impact your child’s life forever. While public schooling is not for everyone, homeschooling isn’t either. As with any other major life decision, adequate research is important in the final decision making process. You want to be sure that […] Read more…

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