Ken Robinson is fond of saying “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, then you’ll never come up with anything original.” As an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity expert Ken Robinson, PhD, challenges the way we are educating out children. Continue reading
More so even than school programs, public service messages, and the threat of the law, parents can wield the strongest influence over their kids in this matter. We just need to be honest about our concerns, firm about our expectations, and able to communicate in a way that inspires conversation and sharing rather than reactions. Continue reading
A we move further into a digital world, we will require new methods of teaching that include more visual and entertaining methods to get the information across effectively. The need for enhanced arts education is clear, as the arts are a powerful tool that can encourage adaptability, enhance creativity and strengthen critical thinking skills. Students must be able to take in a vast amount of information and process it in an innovative and productive way. Continue reading
Learning the effective methods of parenting is vital to the happiness and health of your child. If you have never given thought to your parenting style, it is never too late to adapt to a healthy style of parenting. After all, effective parenting does not come naturally; it is learned.
Parents may want to consider a few reasons why giving in to their child’s unruly behavior is not going to benefit themselves or their child in the long run. First of all, when a child whines and cries for fifteen minutes before their parent caves in to their demands, they’ve learned the exact amount of time they need to whine and cry to get their parents to cooperate. Continue reading
Music, Videos and Television: How A Parent Can Monitor Their Child’s Choices Without Limiting their Freedom?
Parents are their children’s first line of defense in educating and mentoring them to make sound decisions and be able to know right from wrong, whether it’s in a music lyric or somewhere else.The freedom of children to choose their own music or videos does not have to be compromised as parents work to successfully monitor and guide them in the right direction. Continue reading
Public standardized education was created for the mechanical age of the Industrial Revolution where mechanical needs were at the forefront. With the abundance of mechanical jobs available in the U.S. this type of education could suffice and support a thriving middle class. However, today’s global community will give the mechanical jobs to the lowest bidder. Continue reading
Tomorrow’s workers will require a rich blend of highly developed analytical skills and creative ingenuity. However, the current educational system continues to prepare students for the manufacturing jobs of yesterday answering political demands for accountability based on high-stakes tests with unprecedented standardized testing. Continue reading
When a teen-aged boy vents a lot of anger towards his mother, or uses abusive language with her, it can be seen as a desperate attempt on his part to create some space for himself. He simply needs more room to breathe. This isn’t meant to suggest that parents should condone that sort of behavior. But we can better understand why our kids are acting out if we’re able to see how it fulfills an inner need. Continue reading
Homeschooling is becoming more popular with parents for a variety of reasons and, like other options, homeschooling has advantages and disadvantages. Parents should be prepared to make the decision to home school based on understanding the extent of the commitment required. Continue reading
Troubling periods in our lives can always be fruitful bonding opportunities. Such experiences can make us grateful for what we have. They can open our eyes to the beauties of small moments that we may normally miss. Boys instinctively lean towards their fathers when life feels uncertain. Continue reading
Yes, parenting a young child can be exhausting. You may collapse into bed every night after exerting all your energy in caring for your children. That’s the reality. But do not wish away the reality in favor of some fantasy. Continue reading
In today’s society, it can be advantageous for parents to seek out alternatives to traditional public education. Concerned parents are always looking for alternative ways to give their children a more secure environment in which to reach academic goals. Continue reading
I am a teenager who seems to have a lot more responsibilities and more homework assignments every year. New teachers, new school, and new friends. I am so stressed and have no idea how to deal with it all. How can I relieve all of this stress? ….. Stressed Out Continue reading
What if you saw your children differently? Would it affect how your treat them?
What if you saw your child for who she is rather than who you want her to be?
What if you saw your child as being in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing, right now? Continue reading
Caring for a child while working from home may be ambitious, but it is not impossible. By recognizing the challenges and establishing a strategy, you can make it work to your benefit and the benefit of your child.
I am working with someone as a partner on a long-term important school project. Sadly, my partner and I do not have a very good relationship right now. I am worried my grades will suffer if we can’t work together. What should I do? ….Feuding Partner Continue reading
My mom is a total workaholic and I almost never talk to her because the phone is glued to her ear and her eyes to the computer. How do I get her to talk to me more without her shushing me? ….Worked Up Continue reading
Most people associate bullying with the more physical violence of hitting, shoving, and other more overt forms of abuse and intimidation. But some children become bullies through a subtler, more secretive pathway to bullying; an insidious form of bullying that can remain almost hidden to the outside world. Continue reading
I have three younger sisters. They always want something, need to talk, or in general are bugging me. What can I do to get some alone quiet time? ….. Sick of Siblings Continue reading