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Education
08/26/2011
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...My children started kindergarten this week. I fought the tears until my final wave as I dropped them off on their first day of school. (It didn't help I began my menstrual cycle that morning either). After, I came home to a quiet house...

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Tags: EducationIn Praise of Stay-at-home MomskindergartenSAHM stay at home momschoolStay-at-Home Mom
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07/29/2011
Icon I am writing in response to your blog on preschool and the letter written in response



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Tags: Day CareEducationhome schoolHomeschoolpreschoolResponse To A CommentSAHM stay at home momStay-at-Home MomValues
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07/26/2011
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...I'm a mother of a 16 year old boy and a 10 year old girl. I'm also a teacher. I went back after my little girl was in 1st grade-same school, same hours, etc. I used to laugh when people would suggest I should go back to work and put my daughter in preschool...


 

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Tags: Day CareEducationMorals, Ethics, ValuespreschoolResponse To A CommentSocial IssuesValues
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07/25/2011
Icon...A recent article I read (entitled "Why Preschool Shouldn't Be Like School") reported new research showed that trying to "teach" kids at younger and younger ages backfires... More >>

Tags: Day CareEducationFamily/Relationships - ChildrenParentingPreschoolValues
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07/01/2011
IconI’m a Yankee Doodle dandy,
A Yankee Doodle do or die;
A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam’s
Born on the Fourth of July.
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06/24/2011
IconIt’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. More >>

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06/22/2011
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I am so happy you have brought up the subject of over diagnosing bipolar disorder in children. I am not a mental health or child expert in any way, but I did coach youth sports for 20 years and volunteered in my son's schools and still work with teachers and children involved with the Science Olympiad. Here are my unscientific and non-expert observations:

 

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Tags: bipolar disorderchildreneducationHealthMental HealthParentingResponse to a Comment
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06/15/2011
IconThe research is in: most teens get 25-33% less sleep than they need. Anyone not getting enough sleep has difficulty focusing, reasoning, driving safely, learning, and working... More >>

Tags: Educationhigh schoolParentingteens
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06/03/2011
IconA proverb is a short sentence based on long experience...
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05/27/2011
Icon"Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic..." More >>

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