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Archives for October 2011

Working at Home with Infants

by T Akery October 31st, 2011| Infants/Toddlers
High daycare costs are driving more new moms toward the idea of working at home. In fact, it is actually easier to tackle time on the computer with an infant than it is a mobile toddler. But like all jobs, it requires a little bit of strategy on your

The 11 Rules Part 2

by Ronald A. Rowe October 28th, 2011| Elementary

Welcome to Part 2 of our look at Charles J. Sykes' Rules that Kids Won't Learn in School. If you missed it, you can read part 1 here.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word

Rose Art Creative Art Toolbox

by T Akery October 27th, 2011| Product reviews
The Rose Art Creative Art Toolbox is an art kit that includes its own carrying case. However, this particular product features exactly one useful item, the toolbox. The rest of the kit consists of cheap art supplies and cheap coloring paper.

Apparently, each crayon, marker, paint color, and piece of

Why I Liked to Rake Leaves

by Louise October 26th, 2011| Teen Perspective
I remember liking raking. I couldn't wait for the leaves to fall so my sisters and I could start raking. So you must be thinking, "Which hypnotist did your parents use and how much does he charge?" I'm not sure if it was something my parents said, but in

Best Advice

by Lori Sciame October 24th, 2011| Infants/Toddlers
Your bundle of joy, be it a boy or a girl, has arrived. This precious package promises to be the best gift you've ever received. You'll watch his or her firsts, and you'll encourage exploration, learning, and love. Get ready - you are officially a mom or dad!

Although being

Sports Injuries

by Jacob P. October 21st, 2011| Teen Perspective, Teens
As most of the people who read my articles presumably know, I am a high school athlete. Currently, I am in the middle of football season. In the winter, I wrestle and in the spring I run track. This means that I am constantly seeing fellow athletes get hurt

Handling Meltdowns at the Grocery Store

by T Akery October 20th, 2011| Infants/Toddlers
Meltdowns are a part of a toddler's communication skills. Usually, they happen when the toddlers are hungry, cranky, or in need of a nap. Even if you try to take them to the grocery store when they are happy, they can have a major meltdown. It is one of


by Sam P. October 17th, 2011| Teen Perspective
All right, listen up teens and tweens, because here is some good advice on having a safe, but fun, Halloween.

First off, I want to say that once you hit 14 or 15, you shouldn't be trick or treating anymore. Once you hit that age, you are in high school,

The 11 Rules Part 1

by Ronald A. Rowe October 14th, 2011| Elementary, Helpful Hints
You know that famous speech given by Bill Gates to a high school graduating class where he outlines 11 things that kids need to know but won't learn in school? Turns out that never happened. It's an internet legend, fostered by people with WAAAY too much time on their

LeapFrog Leapster 2

by T Akery October 13th, 2011| Product reviews
Leapster 2 by LeapFrog is a handheld video learning game system for kids. It comes in two basic colors, green and blue for boys and pink and purple for girls. It is recommended for ages four to eight years old. There are two basic preloaded games that do not

Teen’s Perspective on Facebook

by Sam P. October 12th, 2011| Teen Perspective, Teens
Facebook -- everybody has it, but do you really need it? I could see arguing for both sides, so I will.

Facebook is completely unnecessary. You see your friends all day long at school; if you want to talk to them you can call them or text them or go

Understanding Your Teen

by Lori Sciame October 10th, 2011| Teens
As an English teacher at a local college, I meet hundreds of teens each school year. This experience has helped me to better understand what is important to this age group. I've taken what I've learned to help me communicate with my own teens more effectively.

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