Articles about parenting


Homeschooling 101: What Is Homeschooling?

Last updated: 12/12/2017

More parents are now choosing to homeschool instead of sending their children to public or private schools. Learn more about the homeschooling movement and what's involved when par

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How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

Last updated: 12/11/2017

In recent years researchers have begun to build a science of interest, investigating what interest is, how interest develops, what makes things interesting, and how we can cultivat

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7 Lessons Parents Can Learn from Their Children

Last updated: 12/09/2017

Anyone who has a child knows that it is definitely not a one way street when it comes to life lessons. Our children have so much valuable truths, lessons, and experiences to show t

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Perspective | A low-stress, no-guilt guide to gifts for teachers

Last updated: 12/09/2017

On Parenting Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events A low-stress

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How to Answer the Question Does Santa Claus Exist?

Last updated: 12/08/2017

This post, How to Answer the Question Does Santa Claus Exist?, is sponsored by Scholastic. My son and my daughter both believe in Santa Claus. Recently, however, my son is starti

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8 Easy Ways to Teach Your Child to Be Independent - Our Family World

Last updated: 12/07/2017

8 Easy Ways to Teach Your Child to Be Independent December 6, 2017 0 1 As a parent, we walk a fine line between taking care of our children’s wants and needs while also getting t

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How Can Parents Help Advance Ideas About Education?

Last updated: 12/07/2017

The following excerpt is from the book “Freedom to Learn” by Will Richardson.  Without question, the biggest barrier to rethinking schooling in response to the changing world

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The Challenge of Hosting a December Birthday Party - Tales of a Ranting Ginger

Last updated: 12/05/2017

Sigh! Every year we start off the month with such excitement just for me to end up being stressed, depressed and a bit grumpy. My mood change has nothing to do with the holidays bu

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The Science of Giving: What Actually Inspires Kids to Be Generous

Last updated: 12/05/2017

We're heading into the so-called season of giving, which means that most of us parents are doing everything we can to encourage our kids to embrace the act of giving (as opposed t

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Designing School Recess That Helps Kids Learn, Play And Eat Healthy Food

Last updated: 12/04/2017

What’s the best time for students to have recess? Before lunch, or after? What happens if it rains? If students are misbehaving, is it a good idea to punish them by making them s

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