Posts tagged parenting

TBT, enjoy school sports, but don’t go nuts

   September 4, 2014 7:41 am    1

Sports seasons take me back to when six kids participated in everything: hockey, soccer, football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, cross country, basketball, volleyball and track and field. But before you push your kid too hard to aspire to an elusive college scholarship, note that psychiatrist Gary Malone — a former student athlete — has some interesting numbers: Only 3 percent of…

 

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5 ways to help a child who hates school

   August 28, 2014 7:55 am    1

“I hate school.” As a parent, you have to take control but not panic when you hear these words. In the early days of the school year this statement could be due to the change in schedule and routine. Here are five things to do: Every year is going to be new: new kids, new teachers, new classes….

 

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School’s out deals and steals for you and the kids

   June 11, 2014 7:39 am    0

School’s out! Summer vacation is here, and if you are looking for some ideas of things to do and places to go, here they are: Sunsets are free — don’t miss the Erie sunsets with your kids. PBS has something for every age from babies on up. Examples: water play, pudding paint, flashlight tag and…

 

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Today is Teach Your Children to Save Day

   April 24, 2014 7:13 am    1

Any day is a good day to teach your kids to save, and it’s not something they learn in school. So start early. We can teach kids to save with simple tools — not making a huge deal out of it. Here’s an article from Forbes that it is the very best on teaching kids…

 

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Serial texter gets ‘Whatsappitis’ diagnosis

   March 27, 2014 7:38 am    0

You knew it was coming. An article in Time Magazine yesterday reported a very real ailment characterized by numbness and pain in both wrists. Time and countless other media outlets referenced the case of  a woman who had spent six hours responding to text messages — six hours. Holy texting, Batman. Read it here. The prescription:…

 

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Montessori, the Otters and an MTSD deficit

   March 26, 2014 10:08 am    0

Millcreek Township School District needs to find $4.4 million dollars to balance its budget, and it looks like Superintendent William Hall wants to eliminate the Montessori classrooms at Grandview and Belle Valley and continue free tuition for the Otters. The full story is here — thanks to Erica Erwin. But hold on a minute. Jennifer DeLude Lachapelle, a…

 

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Survey says men gain expertise in grocery shopping

   February 27, 2014 5:56 am    0

Remember when Mom was the queen of shopping at the grocery store? Advertisers catered their messages to women as the primary decision makers in the grocery store — and other stores. Not any more. My husband has always been a shopper in our family — and he knows his brands — and those of the…

 

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Lessons from blended family trenches 02/25/14

   February 25, 2014 6:34 am    0

I have a lot of friends who are closing in on merging blended families together. Discussions with them remind me of some painful times when my husband and I tried to merge everyone together into one family 11 years ago. There were times when we didn’t all get along. But look at us now. No…

 

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The Elf, Santa and the Polar Express

   December 19, 2013 7:30 am    0

I am glad that there was no Elf on the Shelf when my kids were young. Here’s a link to today’s story in the Erie Times-News. My youngest, Ryan, had a fear of elves without any watchful doll to provoke him. As a youngster, he would hold his hands over his ears when certain Christmas…

 

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Scavenger hunt for school supplies

   August 28, 2013 6:40 am    0

I hated buying school supplies. I can admit it now. It’s been a long time. And if you hate it too, I feel your pain. Don’t let your kids hear you say it, but know that I am listening. It’s not the purchase or necessity that bothered me — it was trying to find the stuff. My…

 

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