"Millions of parents turn to us for trusted advice on everything from preparing for pregnancy (yay!) to raising teens (yikes!), and all the fun and challenging times in between. We're old pros. FamilyEducation.com has been around for two decades as the longest-standing parenting site on the Web. Yet we aim to bring you the latest news and information ranging from children's health to homework help, plus tips on the hottest toys, media, and products for kids and families — all with a strong focus on learning.
We strongly believe that children learn through play, and you are your child's first (and forever!) teacher. Our collection of slideshows, printables, crafts, activities, recipes, and videos should make your job as a parent more fun, simple, and enriching than ever. We're honored to help."
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Tim Elmore: 10 Slang Terms Teens Use That Adults Should Know
Last fall, ESPN ran a very funny piece on how NCAA football coaches did not understand the slang terms of their players. From Nick Saban to Tom Allen, coaches admitted that the terminology their youth athletes used to communicate was a little like a foreign language to them. Sometimes they said it felt like they needed a translator to explain what both sides were saying.
You may just feel the same way.
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The above comes directly from the Tim Elmore's August 30, 2018 article.
Tim Elmore: The Important Division Between Fault and Responsibility
"My mom and dad told me over the years that I was a funny little kid, when I was very young. Whenever anything went wrong in our home—a spilled drink at the kitchen table, a lost item from a room, a torn sock, you name it—I apologized for it. Even if it clearly wasn’t my fault, I felt I needed to seek forgiveness. I supposed I’d seen enough examples when I was the culprit that I felt I might as well go ahead and say I’m sorry.
Since becoming an adult, my ways have changed."
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The above comes directly from the Tim Elmore's September 27, 2018 article.
Tim Elmore: One Cause of Entitled and Fragile Adults
"A news story broke recently that made its away across the country. At first glance, I couldn’t believe it. My guess is—many of you heard about it.
A Florida teacher was fired for refusing to comply with the school’s “No Zero” policy. This means, the school administration has created a rule that even if a student fails to turn any assignment in, he or she still cannot receive a “0” for the assignment. They will get a 50% grade. In short, they should get half credit for doing nothing."
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* The above comes directly from the Tim Elmore's October 2, 2018 article.
Light Up Your Brain: Coloring Pages
Here they are! Free coloring printables for home or classroom.
Light Up Your Brain: Free Audio Stories for Children
"What’s important about what’s offered here is that they are downloadable MP3s (they’ll play on virtually any audio device…and because you can download them…you don’t have to be on Wi-Fi to listen…so they are perfect for long car trips!), and that they are FREE.
Below, you’ll find a list of the audio stories that we’ve created especially for you, all read by me (Chuck Brown). Click on the story title to visit that story’s page, where you can read along and download the audio file. "
Note: The above information comes directly from the Light Up Your Brain website.
Light Up Your Brain - Industrial-Strength Bubbles For Extra Fun!
This link has the recipe and a great picture. Looks like fun!
Sitting Doesn't Equal Learning
"With another school year beginning, children all over the country are entering classrooms where they’ll be expected to sit for long minutes and hours at a stretch and absorb information through their eyes, their ears, and the seat of their pants. But is that really the best way for your child to learn? Is it even fair to ask young kids, who by nature’s design are the most energetic among us, to stay still for what must seem like an eternity?"
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5-Minute Film Festival: Building a Parent Toolkit
"The Parent Toolkit website is a fantastic resource for parents of pre-K-12 students. We've rounded up some of the best videos and tools from the collection."
Information taken from Edutopia
"Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Education Nation and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of your child’s development, because they're all connected. Healthy, successful children can excel in many areas – in the classroom, on the court, and in their relationships with peers and adults. Our advice also covers important topics for navigating life after high school."
Note: The information above comes from the Parent Toolkit website which is produced by NBC News Education Nation. http://www.parenttoolkit.com/
Parents have a daunting job of raising their children. Ideas posted here are an effort to provide our parents with resources in support of their responsibilities.
The Best of the Best
I am collecting the best articles I read regarding raising children in our techie world. Click on the button for outstanding, thought provoking articles. All are short reads.