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07/15/2013
Ready to Be a Father When I was in my late 20s, I worked at a board of education office and loved making visits to the preschools and the kindergarten in the small town where I lived. More >>

Tags: Day CareEducationFamily/Relationships - FamilyFatherhoodKindergartenMarriageMotherhood-FatherhoodPreschoolRelationshipsRelativesValuesVisit
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09/13/2012
Now There's a Term for Letting Kids Be Kids: 'Redshirting' 'Redshirting' is a term that describes college athletes who practice in red shirts but do not compete in games to receive an extra year of eligibility. Recently, the same idea has been applied to young kids entering school. Now more schools and parents than ever are delaying kids' entry into kindergarten... More >>

Tags: EducationFamily/Relationships - ChildrenKindergartenParentingSocial Issues
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08/17/2012
First Day of School After my first child's first day at kindergarten, I asked how it went. She launched into a detailed description of how a pack of older students surrounded her... More >>

Tags: Child's humorEducationHumorKindergartenParentingRead On-AirSchool
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07/17/2012
Homework, Busy Work: What's the Difference? My kid is only in the first grade, but after going through kindergarten, I made the decision to limit what/when homework is done. WHY? I'll tell you... More >>

Tags: EducationHomeworkKindergartenParentingTeaching
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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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05/13/2010
IconThe University of Mississippi's Potency Monitoring Project tracked the average amount of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, in samples seized by law enforcement agencies from 1975 through 2007.' They found that the average amount of THC reached 9.6% in 2007, representing more than a doubling of marijuana potency since 1983.John Walters, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy cited "baby boomer parents who might have misguided notions that the drug contains the weaker potency levels of the 1970's.' Marijuana potency has grown steeply over the past decade, with serious implications for young people - the risk of psychological, cognitive and respiratory problems, and the potential for users to become dependent on drugs such as cocaine and heroin." [AP, 6/12/08] A report from the Office found that a teenager who has been depressed in the past year was more than twice as likely to have used marijuana than teenagers who have not reported being depressed - that's 25% compared to the 12% for non-depressed teenagers.' The study said marijuana use increased the risk (by 40%) of developing mental disorders.It's certainly not your Grandma's pot anymore. More >>

Tags: AddictionEducationFamily/Relationships - TeenskindergartenMarijuanaParentingSocial IssuesTeens
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