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Cultivate A Healthy Parent-Child Attachment [4 Tips]

Cultivating a healthy attachment bond empowers to be parents.

A child is an eager observer and is particularly attracted by the actions of the adults and wants to imitate them. In this regard, an adult can have a kind of mission. He can be an inspiration for the child’s actions, a kind of open book, wherein a child can learn how to direct his…
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Hold On To Your Kids: Parents Before Peers

The home, as a safe refuge, becomes a protective space allowing each child to find their identity and grow as an individual.

A ship is sailing at night, navigating treacherous waters in the darkness. Suddenly the captain sees a beam of light from a lighthouse a mile away. This light from this lighthouse allows the captain to get his bearing and his navigation is oriented around the lighthouse. We have a natural internal drive to orient ourselves…
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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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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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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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Parental Engagement in CTE [Research]

Parents are often overlooked in conversations regarding career and technical education (CTE).

A lot of attention has been paid to the importance of parental engagement in academic education contexts. But parents are often overlooked in conversations regarding career and technical education (CTE). In this blog post I’ll share research from three different studies which underscore just how important parents are for student success in career and technical…
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Can Virtual Reality Transform Science Education?

Michael Bodekaer imagines how virtual reality can pair with science education.

When it comes to innovative teaching methods, few things rival flight simulators. Flight simulators cut down on safety risks by allowing students to gain proficiency before trying out the real thing and also minimize training costs. Entrepreneur and tech enthusiast Michael Bodekaer was inspired by the success of flight simulators in imagining how virtual reality…
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We Need to Trust Parents to Parent Their Children

Anna Mussmann argues that our society, in treating kids like consumer products, has begun to strip away trust for parents.

In an article for The Federalist, Anna Mussmann argued that our society, in treating kids like consumer products, has begun to strip away trust for parents. Mussmann writes that: We are witnessing a drastic erosion of public support for the idea that ordinary parents are the people most likely to know what is best for…
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Mom’s Post About Kindness Goes Viral

A simple act of kindness generated viral attention in July, 2016 when a mother posted on Facebook praising a fellow mother.

In Tolkien’s Lord of The Rings, Gandalf reminds Bilbo that there is great power in little acts of kindness. Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.…
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Exciting Trends in Parent-Child Time [Study]

A recent international survey notes an uptick in parent-child time since the 1960s.

A recent international study done by researchers at the University of California, Irvine found that since the 1960s, the time mothers spend with their kids has doubled and the time has quadrupled for fathers. Whereas the average daily time mothers spent interacting directly with their child in the 1960s was 54 minutes, in 2012 it…
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