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Students Aren’t the Only Ones Who Hate Tests

Students Aren’t the Only Ones Who Hate Tests

Teachers Boycott Standardized Exams Parents, students, and more recently, educators, have been questioning the need for and reliability of standardized testing of students. New attention is being given to the argument that standardized testing causes a negative strain on classrooms and curriculums as teachers in Seattle recently decided to boycott standardized exams. The boycott doesn’t […]

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Tracking Kids with Technology

Tracking Kids with Technology

Does Technology Keep Our Kids Safe or Create Minions? If you’re a parent chances are you have had that heart-stopping moment when you couldn’t find Billy in the grocery store aisle or he didn’t return your call out the backdoor for lunchtime. My first memory of this as a mom came when my distracted toddler was […]

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Shame on You!

Shame on You!

Did you ever read The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne? In this classic cautionary tale, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a red letter A to announce to the world that she is an adulterer. This public humiliation is a form of discipline, shaming, and an attempt to set an example for the rest of […]

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Save the Last Dance

Save the Last Dance

But Apparently Not for Daughters Sometimes we are so worried about teaching our children about equality and warning them against the evils of discrimination that we forget about common sense. We not only put on kid-friendly gloves, but we sanitize the surroundings and color everything the same shades so that we don’t risk hurting feelings […]

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Forced to Breastfeed?

Forced to Breastfeed?

First giant cups of cola, now baby formula New York is becoming the leader in beverage controversy, and this time it directly affects families with babies. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to end the sale of sugary super-sized sodas in an effort to trim the fat from the waistlines of citizens. Today he targeted moms […]

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Cholesterol Tests for Kids: Necessary or Nonsense?

Cholesterol Tests for Kids: Necessary or Nonsense?

It’s time for your child’s check-up and you take him in to the doctor expecting his height and weight to be checked, and maybe an immunization for the chicken pox to be given. But are you ready for your pediatrician to order a cholesterol test for your 10 year-old who by all other accounts appears […]

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Where Is the Respect for Elders?

Where Is the Respect for Elders?

Video of Bus Monitor Karen Klein Being Bullied Is Wake-Up Call for Parents Respect for elders – it might sound like an old fashioned expectation, but the recent video of the 64-year-old bus monitor who was bullied and harassed by 7th and 8th grade students is a signal that we need to go back to those […]

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The Power of Praise

The Power of Praise

Praise can be a powerful thing, and so can telling it like it is. David McCullough Jr., a high school teacher and son of Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough, recently made headlines for his commencement address to the students of Wellesley High School. His message? You’re not special. While the sound of that might sound […]

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Breastfeeding Toddlers – Extreme Parenting or Natural Nurtition?

Breastfeeding Toddlers – Extreme Parenting or Natural Nurtition?

Is Attachment Parenting and Breastfeeding Extreme Parenting? Have you seen the cover of the May 10th issue of TIME Magazine? It, and the article to which it refers, is sparking controversy and debate over breastfeeding, especially when breastfeeding is associated with attachment parenting and “extreme parenting” as it is being called. The article recently published in TIME […]

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No More Painful Immunizations?

No More Painful Immunizations?

Reduce the Pain Your Baby Feels with Techniques Like the 5 S’s Shots hurt. Your baby struggles, cries, and looks at you with such a look of betrayal it can be enough for some parents to feel even worse than their little ones. When babies receive their immunizations there is no rationalizing with them or […]

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