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  • How to avoid nagging students in the college scholarship process
    How to avoid nagging students in the college scholarship process
    College scholarships: Parents want their students to win them; students don’t want to spend the time to apply for them. What’s a parent to do? College is expensive and to parents, winning college scholarships seems like the easy way to...
  • Angry, Alienated Common Core Parents Find a Voice
    Angry, Alienated Common Core Parents Find a Voice
    In a study published by the journal Political Behavior, associate professor Jesse Rhodes put together statistics from a simple parental survey and merged it with measures which indicated the scope and alignment of state standards, testing, and...
  • Graduation4
    Moving home after college part four; the non-financial costs of moving home
    This is the final installment of the series titled, Moving home after college, where reasons for moving home other than profuse amounts of student loan debt were examined. While not every college graduate has the option of moving home, quite a few...
  • Family Courts
    Family court system needs a major overhaul
    After separation, it is ideal that both parents continue to be a part of their children’s lives, and unless the parents are a clear and present danger to the child, or to each other, they [the parents] should make every effort, to ensure that they...
  • Reading and writing essentials
    Tips for helping second graders become better writers
    Reading and writing go hand-in-hand. In fact, children’s skills grown the more ways we can find to read, write and tell stories with our children, especially if we remember to always applaud our young readers and emerging story writers.Below...
  • Homeschool books
    Things that can go wrong if you both don't agree to homeschooling
    Homeschooling is a family affair. Too often, however, only one parent is really on board when it comes to homeschooling. Too often, the mother (typically), the person who will be doing the actual homeschooling is talked into doing the job by the...
  • Stop Bullying
    Eight ways parents can prevent their children from becoming bullies
    Bullying has been an important subject in the news over the past few years as there have been some serious and extreme consequences for many families; some resulting in suicideor suicide attempts. Anti-bullying campaigns are in full-force and...
  • Naomi in her basket
    Parenting struggles: teaching your child discipline
    Do you ever say one thing to your child, and then change your mind? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? On the one hand, its not so good because the child learns that she can manipulate you. On the other hand, its not so bad because it means you...
  •  Follow-up to FLDOE presentation in Martin County:  The Perfect Brainstorm in 3-D
    Follow-up to FLDOE presentation in Martin County: The Perfect Brainstorm in 3-D
    Previously billed as a "must see and participate in for Martin County", The Perfect Brainstorm in 3-D debuted at Martin County High School in Stuart on Monday, August 15 to an audience of approximately 100-125 parents and community...
  • Happy child
    Divorce: You and your children
    Divorce and family separation happens for various reasons and no matter what the reason, it’s always hard on the family. Where there are children involved, the process it’s even harder, because children see it much differently than...
  • Role of Parental Occupation in Autism
    Role of Parental Occupation in Autism Diagnosis and Severity
    Children of fathers in healthcare and finance have greater risk of having offspring with ASD while children of parents with technical occupations exhibit greater ASD severity, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science...
  • Graduation3
    Moving home after college part three; the costs of moving home
    “I know your father says he’s not going to charge you any rent, but you should still kick him $100 every month,” a class/lab mate and good friend who will be referred to as Gary told me in my last days at the University of...
  • Senior citizens are especially appealing targets for criminals
    Senior citizens are especially appealing targets for criminals
    Criminals prefer to victimize people who are easy targets. The elderly are easy targets for criminals because they:Have diminished eyesight and weakened hearing, both of which makes them easier to surprise.Have slow reactions and weak muscles,...
  • What every parent should say to their child before they leave the nest
    What every parent should say to their children before they leave the nest
    There's a certain comradery shared between parents who have managed to accomplish the task of raising their child well enough to see the day they have to say goodbye and send them off into the world. That day may come when sending them off to...
  • Teaching
    The dancer's responsibility outside of the studio
    As a dance teacher, I can sometimes get frustrated with the progress of my students. I think back to when I was a student and I knew I could not show up to the next rehearsal or class without having achieved the steps I may have struggled with in...