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Education
06/05/2012
Differences in Attending College - Then and Now ...[C]ollege is harder to get into and it should be because there is an expectation that everyone should go to college but the truth is we need people with vocations and not just degrees. More >>

Tags: AcademicsCollegeEducationFinancesHigher educationParentingSAHM stay-at-home momValues
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06/05/2012
The Mental Workout of a Lifetime I graduated in 1968, after a New York State Regents scholarship paid for my entire education. I also worked summers to pay for books and to help at home as my dad was disabled. More >>

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05/29/2012
The Importance of Family Vacations ...When my older brother was graduating from high school...my dad said he could plan 'a 3-4 week camping vacation wherever he wanted to go, as his Grad Trip!' More >>

Tags: EducationMemoriesRelationships
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05/29/2012
Never Too Old to Learn Something New ...THIS is the key to happiness and what keeps us feeling young and alive. It's not about the money or the power or anything like that... it's about the excitement of trying something new. More >>

Tags: AttitudeEducationHappinessHealthHobbiesHobbyValues
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04/20/2012
More Productive Than Raising Children When I was teaching middle school, I assigned my 8th graders a 'commentary' warm up -- basically asking them for their reactions to news items of the day. More >>

Tags: EducationFeminismMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingRead On-AirSAHM stay-at-home momSocial IssuesValues
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04/17/2012
The Teenage Mind Many people call me all the time saying, "It's so great to have kids." And I joke with them, "Just wait until they're teenagers..." More >>

Tags: Character, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceEducationFamily/Relationships - TeensHealthPersonal ResponsibilityTeensValues
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04/16/2012
The Secret Skills Your Child Needs to Succeed (Surprise...It's not their IQ!) Parents get bombarded fairly early on regarding the importance of having their child academically ready. A young child is barely out of diapers when reality hits parents on how to help them succeed academically. More >>

Tags: AcademicsEducationParenting
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04/03/2012
Arrested!  A Good Kick in the Pants ...I, too, was basically a good kid: a nice, smart girl from an affluent family. But after my parents divorced when I was 15, I really started acting out. More >>

Tags: DivorceDivorce effects on childrenEducationParentingRead On-AirResponse to a Call
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04/03/2012
10 Ways to Help Your Kids Do Better in School Parents are their children's first and most important teachers. In this critical role parents have the greatest impact on their kids' academic, physical, social, and moral development and the greatest impact on their children's motivation to learn. More >>

Tags: AcademicsEducationHomeworkMorals, Ethics, ValuesParentingTeaching
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03/29/2012
Not Enforcing Rules ...[O]ur new Director believes...high test scores, motivated and well-behaved students are not a result of consistent policies and procedures but pure luck. More >>

Tags: EducationMorals, Ethics, ValuesPoliticsRaising childrenValues
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