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Education
11/08/2012
Being a Teacher is NOT More Important than Being a Mom I about chocked on my lunch listening to the conversation you had with a young teacher who had her 3-year-old daughter incarcerated in day care 40 hours a week. More >>

Tags: EducationMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingResponse to a CallSAHM stay-at-home momTeacher
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10/31/2012
Not Being Ready for College-- or Life! I am a high school teacher. I serve on a committee that works with parents to encourage struggling students so they have a better chance to graduate, thus improving their later quality of life. I'd like to tell you about a recent meeting with 'Jane'... More >>

Tags: AttitudeBehaviorCollegeEducationHigher educationMotivationPersonal ResponsibilitySchoolStay-at-Home MomStudentsValues
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10/31/2012
Are SAT and ACT Good Measures? ...In many of the cases where I have had to deal with students making poor grades, there were low test scores in their records. But, I have had many poor students who had higher scores. They were not applying themselves or had taken on too many responsibilities. More >>

Tags: AttitudeBehaviorCollegeEducationHigher educationMotivationPersonal ResponsibilitySchoolStay-at-Home MomStudentsValues
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10/29/2012
Marriage Changed My Career Direction When I met my wife-to-be I was in graduate school with my sights set on a teaching career. I had about a year and a half left until I earned my Master's degree, and I intended to apply to get my Ph.D. to learn medieval Japanese history. She asked me how long I expected that to take... More >>

Tags: CareerEducationJobMarriageMorals/Ethics/ValuesParentingSAHM stay-at-home momTeachingValuesWork
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10/26/2012
Inappropriate Clothing on Teen Girls My husband teaches Jr. and Sr. High School and sees teenage and even preteen girls, dressed like street walkers and MTV dancers. This in and of itself shows a lack of parental involvement at home, but it gets worse from there. More >>

Tags: EducationFamily/Relationships - TeensModestyMorals/Ethics/ValuesSchoolStay-at-Home MomTeen fashionTeensValues
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10/25/2012
A Teenager in Love I think my most heart-wrenching breakup happened in early high school. The irony is that I have no memory of the guy's name but, nonetheless, he was my boyfriend. More >>

Tags: DatingEducationFamily/Relationships - TeensFriendshipFriendshipsHigh SchoolRelationshipsTeens
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10/22/2012
Paying Kids for Grades There's a great deal of debate out there among parents about how to motivate kids to do well in school. I have the final answer on whether or not you should pay your kids for grades... More >>

Tags: AttitudeEducationGradesParentingPrideSchoolStay-at-Home MomStress
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10/16/2012
How I Win People Over I am a 42-year-old daytime student at a smallish University in Southern California. Every semester on the first day of class, the students don't know what to make of me and whisper behind my back and occasionally, snicker rudely. More >>

Tags: EducationFriendshipsRelationshipsSchool
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10/15/2012
Tough Lunch The price my kids pay for me to pack their school lunches is to simply put their lunch boxes in some visible place where I can find them. However, for some reason, my 6 and 8-year-olds remember this routine, but my 10-year-old does not... More >>

Tags: EducationFamilyKidsParentingRaising childrenRelationshipsRelativesSchool
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10/12/2012
Who Pays for College? I was only 17 when I started college, and since I didn't like school, my first thought was to go during the summers, too, to get it over with. Then I thought, I don't want to be 20 years old and working full time. So I decided to go 'co-op'... More >>

Tags: CollegeEducationFinancesHigher educationParenting
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