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Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Strength of an Attachment Relationship


A modern danger is found when the primary attachment between parent and child/teen is replaced with an attachment to peers.

“My daddy can beat up your daddy.” When they’re young, children think their parents are superheroes. Young children enjoy spending large amounts of time with their parents; tagging along to the grocery store can be seen as a great big adventure. Usually, near the onset of adolescence, things change dramatically. Suddenly, parents are seen as…
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How Parents Can Sneak Math Into Their Day [6 Tips]


Let me share some tricks that will help you incorporate mathematical facts into your day that don’t seem “mathy”.

My Relationship with Math I know you will find it hard to believe that I am about to celebrate my fourth year of working for Demme Learning and I have still not fallen in love with mathematics. True statement. To this day I would still prefer to diagram a sentence than work on mathematics problems.…
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Engaged Parents Are the Future of Education


We should allow parents to make choices regarding their child’s education; we should encourage them to be involved in their child’s learning.

Condoleezza Rice trusts parents. In a dinner keynote at the 2014 National Summit for Education Reform, the former Secretary of State addressed the misconception that somehow parents – particularly poor parents – are not capable of making good education choices for their children. Rice mentioned the normal system of a zip-code determining the quality of…
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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Homeschooling


Rebecca shares five things she wish she would have known before homeschooling, even as a second generation homeschooler.

As a second generation homeschooler, I was 100% positive that I knew what to expect in this whole homeschool journey. My confidence was at an all time high; it was glorious! My first few weeks as a newly minted homeschool mom were simply put…epic. I had a big poster on the wall with a schedule…
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CTE Education is a Viable Option for Today’s Students


Mike Rowe and a recent study make the case for CTE education.

Mike Rowe is widely known for hosting the TV show Dirty Jobs, which explores the often dangerous but always vital labor jobs that our nation depends on. Rowe recently testified before the U.S. Senate on CTE (Career Technical Education): In high schools, the vocational arts have all but vanished. We’ve elevated the importance of ‘higher…
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Roadschooling: How to Homeschool on the Road


Over the past few years, roadschooling has become as popular as tiny houses and minimalism. Learn what roadschooling is, and how you can do it.

What is Roadschooling? Adventure is calling! But what about your child’s education? Roadschooling may be the answer! Over the past few years, roadschooling has become as popular as tiny houses and minimalism. What exactly is roadschooling, you ask? Roadschooling is simply homeschooling while on the road. Many of us have been roadschooling at one time…
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4 Outdoor Math Activities for Kids


These outdoor math activities may inspire your student to use his mathematical thinking skills while spending quality time together.

Teaching math can be much more than working problems from a textbook. You can turn outdoor activities and trips into opportunities to sharpen and teach math. Take advantage of backyard playtime, a walk in the woods, or a visit to a city or beach to talk about math. The key ingredient to teaching math skills…
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