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There is no such thing as a perfect parent

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Many of the following mistakes are made in the name of love. Too often we think we are helping our children when the long-term results of what we do may be discouraging. Other mistakes are made because we just don’t know what else to do. Thankfully, one of the foundation principles of Positive Discipline is that “Mistakes […]

Let Them Show You How They Learn

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A year into the pandemic, the instructional sands keep shifting from in-person, to remote, to concurrent (or hybrid) and back again. And almost every conversation I have with educators regardless of whether they are classroom teachers, instructional specialists or administrators is around student engagement. Sometimes these conversations are with administrators concerned about the increasing numbers […]

Parenting, Teaching? Don’t forget to Love and Appreciate Yourself.

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For parents, stepping into the shoes of an educator has created a whole new level of appreciation for how hard teachers’ jobs are. The increased admiration is largely due to the role parents are now having to play as stewards of their child’s education. And we’re finding out just how hard it is. We need […]

Safety online tips for your child below 5

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Whether it’s watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa – today’s under 5s are spending more time online. In this article we look at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how to make sure your child has a safe experience online.   Statistics released by Ofcom […]

Personal Savings vs Online Reputation

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When a child is born, no parent ever thinks to themselves, “I sure hope he/she grows up with no sense of personal financial responsibility.” I’ve never met a parent who didn’t want his or her children to be in a better position than they were, whether that be financially, emotionally, or otherwise. Given the economic […]

Encourage Cyber Wellness

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Every family struggles with screen time. You’re not alone in telling your kids to put down their phones, issuing reminders about dwindling minutes when gaming, and feeling frustrated when requests to get off the computer fall on deaf ears. Some of us have tried to limit minutes using devices that shut off internet access only […]

Delaying Your Child’s Smartphone Usage

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It is a fact that kids do not have the maturity and perspective to manage constant temptation and the social pressures that come with 24/7 connectivity—so the longer parents can delay the first smartphone, the thinking goes, the better off kids will be. When I was researching this story, a friend messaged and said he […]

Setting Tech Boundaries

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We all know what the idle mind of a twelve-year-old can become. When I was a pre-teen (without cable television), there was little time for idling in the summer. There were too many forts to be built, ballgames to be organized, and bike rides to the library for my mind to stop before it hit […]

Digital Well-Being Guidelines

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In this unprecedented time, technology has become part of our social fabric in a deeper, more intimate way than ever before. For many of us, technology has been a social lifeline. Unfortunately, our increased reliance on technology doesn’t diminish the challenges and dangers it poses. QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES: What thought, feeling, or impulse led […]