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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Three Ways to Balance Technology in Your Family


How does a family stay safe and sane in the face of so many screens vying for our attention? Finding a balance with technology is key.

How does a family stay safe and sane in the face of so many screens vying for our attention? Finding a balance with technology is key. Many of us use computers in order to complete our jobs and even as a medium for education. While the inherent value of media is almost a necessity for…
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Parents: You Are Exactly What Your Child Needs


We all have our highs and lows, our good days and bad days. So what keeps us going on those tough moments, hours, days, months, and years?

Let me set the scene: You wake up, and the sun is shining brightly. Your children greet you with smiling, cheerful faces. You sit down and eat breakfast together, and then it’s time to begin educating their bright, inquisitive minds. You steadily work through the subjects with them: math, reading, writing, spelling…you are on a…
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Tips for Helping Your Kids Develop a Strong Work Ethic


Helping our kids learn responsibility and the value of working hard is crucial and it begins with us as parents in demonstrating that strong work ethic for our kids.

A strong work ethic is not only an important skill for a career, it is also important for the education process, and for life in general. The act of working towards a goal and then seeing the results of your labor is an important task that needs to be repeated in order for that work/reward…
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3 Qualities of a Lifelong Learner


One only has to blink and see that technology quickly changes and that we need to keep up with it.

The 21st century can be an exciting and intimidating time for learning. One only has to blink and see that technology quickly changes and that we need to keep up with it. I can’t help but admire my wife’s grandmother who, at 92 years old, decided she wanted a smartphone and went out and bought…
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The Value of Work & Relaxation


Learning to relax can sometimes be harder work than work.

I grew up working, and learned from an early age to keep going until the job was finished. We had the opportunity to participate in building a business and seeing what we could produce over time. I remember my older brother and me getting up early and going out with my dad to paint houses…
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We Just Made Math-U-See Easier


We wanted to make it as simple as possible to make sure you have everything you need for your level.

Math-U-See approaches teaching and learning math just a little bit differently from other math curricula. We’re organized into levels, not grades, so students can proceed at their own pace as they master concepts. We believe in individualized instruction. And at the heart of our math curriculum – our manipulatives. More than just a supplement, Math-U-See…
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Happiness and Earned Success


Research shows that people who are active in their community and engaged with their family tend to be happier.

Imagine that tomorrow you win the lottery and collect $500 million. Would you be happier being wealthy than you were before? The answer to that question might be less obvious than one would imagine. In 1978, psychologists compared two groups of subjects with a control group. The first group consisted of winners of the Illinois…
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