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36 Days ’til 40: Helping or Crippling Our Children???

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Helicopter parents….. I do not need to say anything else and I can assure you that there is a group of educators around the world moaning – just at the term.  We all know them, sometimes we are them, and we struggle with them all the time.  What is a helicopter parent?  A helicopter parent is a parent who is always on standby, ready to swoop in and catch their child before they fall.  At first glance, a helicopter parent is a fiercely devoted, highly loving adult – and this is true, but, sadly, their love can cripple their child, instead of empower their child. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in ADD, attitude, Children, Family, Parenting

 

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43 Days ’til 40: Making Chores Fun

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I LOVE it when my daughters teach me important lessons or remind me of lessons I have previously learned, but somehow “forgotten” as I go about my daily routine.  The photos I have included in this blog are visual representations of the lesson my older daughter reminded me of this week: Chores should be fun!   Read the rest of this entry »

 

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57 Days ’til 40: Desperate for Winter Break Entertainment

We all have those days – those days when it is cold, miserable and wet outside, yet the kids need entertaining.  I had one of these days this week.  The challenge was exacerbated by the fact that our cleaner was coming, for six hours, and wanted us OUT of the house so that we would not be in her way (she is smart).  So, that left me, awful weather, and two kids desperately needing to be entertained (without breaking my pocket-book).  So, what was the solution?????  MALL HUNT!  Have you ever played???  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2012 in attitude, Children, Family, Inspiration

 

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61 Days ’til 40: Balloon Games

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I have discovered that you are never really too old for balloons – I am sure there are readers out there who would agree with me!  Adults can have as much fun playing balloon volleyball as children can.  So, when the balloon games come out at our school, sometimes the teachers have more fun than the students!  That is a good thing!  :) Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2012 in Children, Education, mental health, Work

 

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68 Days ’til 40: In Memory of CT Students

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As an educator, I am deeply saddened to hear of the school shooting in CT today.  Our schools MUST be safe spaces for our children to learn and grow.  It is heartbreaking when we are faced with the knowledge that we, as adults, have failed to keep our children safe.  May we learn from this and diligently work to protect our children in the future.

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~400daystil40

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2012 in Children, Parenting

 

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98 Days ’til 40: Leaves on Asphalt

 

Another sign of autumn……  I love it when the leaves pile up.  I must confess, when I was a young child I would look for those freshly raked piles of leaves on the lawns of my neighbors…..  AND, I MUST confess, it is possible that, as a young child, I accidentally (on purpose) altered the states of those said leave piles……  by jumping, squealing with delight, and tossing them into the air.  What great fun for me, and somehow the neighbors never caught me!  (Note to all of my former neighbors, I apologize profusely!) Read the rest of this entry »

 

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105 Days ’til 40: Election Hoopla

 

Elections are always a touchy subject… even more so when the elections are as close as they were this year.  I find it interesting that US elections can be a touchy subject not just among Americans, but among many individuals from other countries as well.  Sometimes I just want to run and hide so that I can avoid all the conversations, as I learned early on that political and religious opinions are sometimes best kept private. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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