Parenting

My Biggest Halloween Fear

The Sugar Monsters (otherwise known as my kids overloaded on the sweet stuff)—that’s what I’m afraid of on Halloween. They get moody, act crazier than normal and then crash…hard. It’s as if they are addicts—seriously. So, what’s a parent to do? Cut...

Guaranteed School Success: $4.99

How do you feel about the need in parents to drill & skill their children at home with worksheets/books?I don’t judge the people who do, but for young children especially, I really just don’t think it is necessary.  I can’t imagine there’s a worksheet out there so...

Using TV to Help Your Kids Get Food Smart

In a previous blog, I’ve talked about the influence TV has over how and what children eat. Research shows that not only are kids susceptible to food advertising, but they also try to model what they see on their favorite shows. This is especially true if they really...

Is their a Math Gender Gap at your school?

  Should Math be presented to boys & girls differently? Not really. I have always believed each individual had his or her own strengths, weaknesses and learning style, but it isn’t gender specific as far as I can see as a teacher.  I do think that whenever...

The Danger of “Just 3 More Bites”

Growing up Italian, I quickly learned that family dinners were very important-it didn’t matter where I was or what I was doing. If I called home to hint at eating at a friend’s house on a Sunday, it’d be met with ”That’s nice, but rush on home now for some...

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