Strategic Time Management Tips for Busy Parents

No matter what we do or want to do in a given day, we’re all bound by 24 hours. There are many ways that we busy working parents can make better use of our time…but I’ve found you have to be a little strategic about it and you have to let go of perfection.  >>>

Strong Fathers, Strong daughters

10 Secrets Every Father Should Know

by Meg Meeker

Srong fathers, strong daughters

Srong fathers, strong daughters

The most important person in a young girl’s life? Her father. That’s right—and teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker has the data and clinical experience to prove it. After more than twenty years of counseling girls, she knows that fathers, more than anyone else, set the course for their daughters’ lives. Now Dr. Meeker, author of the critically acclaimed Epidemic: How Teen Sex Is Killing Our Kids, shows you how to strengthen—or rebuild—your bond with your daughter, and how to use it to shape her life, and yours, for the better. Directly challenging the feminist attack on traditional masculinity, Dr. Meeker demonstrates that the most important factor for girls growing up into confident, well-adjusted women is a strong father with conservative values.

Programs aim to stop ‘cyber bullying’

Schoolyard bullies are becoming increasingly high tech, as a growing number of students now engage in “cyber bullying” by spreading rumors through web sites or harassing students through text messages or eMail. To combat this trend, anti-bullying programs across North America are adding information about cyber bullying and its effects on today’s youth. Article continues

Organising homework

Homework Pad

Homework Pad

Homework probably doesn’t top a kid’s list of favorite things to do. But it’s assigned for a reason: to increase knowledge and improve the abilities and skills of the student. With everything else vying for your child’s attention, from competitive sports to extracurricular activities like language and music lessons, text messaging and dating, the Homework.pad by Buttoned Up makes it really easy for them to keep track of every assignment in one spot so nothing falls through the cracks.This one-of-a-kind notepad comes with 75 sheets of homework organization lists. From Things to Bring Home Today to Things to Bring to School Tomorrow, and Top Priorities to Homework Assignments, the Homework.pad will help your student be organized and prepared for all their school work and projects.

• 75 sheets
• Chipboard backing
• Red adhesive binding

Size: 9tall x 6wide


Brain POP at school

BrainPOP is an educational program, providing content spanning 6 main subjects including: Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Health and Technology. Within each subject, you will find hundreds of short, animated movies that speak to kids in a language and voice that they understand. Developed according to national standards (NCTM, NSES, & NCTE), BrainPOP’s topics present students with an engaging, enlightening, and entertaining view of a given subject.

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Comics across the Curriculum: Science, Math and Technology

The combination of images, words and storytelling can be used to communicate just about anything. Exploring that notion, we spoke to cartoonists, authors and educators about how comics and graphic novels can be used to help readers learn and foster an enduring curiosity about science, technology and math. (full story)

Tweens are bookworms… and proud of it!

If this doesn’t give you the warm fuzzies, nothing will: 90% of the tweens who responded “enjoy reading.” Most report reading around 1 to 5 books per month for fun, but an ambitious 27% report they read 6 or more. Also, in comments tweens were more than happy to identify themselves as “bookworms” and shout out the running total of books they’ve read so far this year.   … more

The Evolution Revolution

The Evolution Revolution

(From l.): Mary Ann Hoberman,
Deborah Heiligman, Tijs Goldschmidt
and Vicki Cobb.

Two hundred years after Charles Darwin began a discussion of human evolution, people are still talking. The discussion, and specifically the issue of teaching evolution to children, continued Sunday at a PEN World Voices panel held at powerHouse Books in Brooklyn. Entitled, “Evolution for Children: The Fight Goes On,” the panel brought together authors Vicky Cobb, Tijs Goldschmidt, Deborah Heiligman and Mary Ann Hoberman, all of whom have been in the forefront in one way or another in the quest to keep the teaching of evolution in schools.