Category Archives for "Articles: Parenting"
Have you ever reacted in a moment of anger, only to realize your assumptions were mistaken? I have. Many times. I’m working on that and you likely are, also. Parents, like children, are a work in progress. A few days ago I had the opportunity to exercise my patience and thankfully I caught myself in […]Continue reading
By now most parents understand the value of reading to children (although some folks evidently consider it an unfair advantage). Science has recently proven that reading to children affects their brains in a positive way (which many parents have long known, of course: no research needed). While reading is a wonderful part of a child’s routine, […]Continue reading
Not long ago the common understanding of homeschooling went something a bit like this: “Oh, man. That’s for the back woods conservative hillbilly scared-of-life Christians. They indoctrinate their kids with Bible brainwashing leaving them ill-equipped for real world thinking. Those are scary people!” Years ago, while teaching a Sunday School class, a new family visited […]Continue reading
Our friends* at abcteach.com are now offering their annual membership for $20 per year (rather than $40 per year). This site is beneficial to teachers, parents, home-school families, nannies, librarians, and more. Read below for additional information. All memberships include: 48,000+ teaching activities, 2,000 educational categories, abcWorkshop Annotation Tool, 69 fully featured abctools, Thousands of interactive lessons, 9,000+ Clip art […]Continue reading
“Mom: I’m so bored!” We’ve all heard it many times over. Our kids are currently on summer holiday and my husband and I work from home. We moved to Oregon, from Arizona, in August of 2014. In Arizona, our children would be back in school by now. The summer vacation is much (much) longer here […]Continue reading
As a mother of four with a background in education and early childhood, I value the lessons learned through volunteering. Social emotional development has long been a topic of interest for me and in the past I have written articles about this subject with colleagues and friends Ava Parnass and Dr. Sally Goldberg. As with […]Continue reading