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Bullying And Its Flipside: Parenting The Bully

Bullying victim Daniel Fitzpatrick, a thirteen-year-old boy, was in the news last week after taking his own life. Daniel tried and failed to get help but ultimately the system failed him. That’s not what this blog piece is about. This piece is the flipside of that one. This piece is about parenting a bully. A …

Rise Above: We Try to Say Yes

Rise Above is an organization that tries to make up for what it is most foster children have never had. Children, you see, should be protected and cherished, and most are. But when a child enters the foster care system, it’s usually because of neglect or abuse. And that’s as much an abuse of trust as …

GOTRI: “I Don’t Feel Small Anymore”

We have a soft-spot for organizations like GOTRI, that inspire kids and give them confidence. That’s why the title of this piece may seem familiar to you: we’ve written about Girls on the Run (GOTR) before, the organization that gives girls inner power by combining a motivational curriculum with a series of running events. That …

Welcome to The Learning Mind: How the Brain Affects Your Classroom

Only in its infant stages, the 21st century has already ushered in an era of promise, excitement, and advances. From paralyzed people walking again to children writing computer programs, the 21st century has opened up many doors that had previously been closed to us. One such door that has been thrown ajar is the one …

Science Camps of America: “I Guess They Learned Something”

It’s one of our favorite letters to write: “Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that Science Camps of America has been awarded a $475 small grant from Kars4Kids! We loved reading about how you inspire teens to enjoy science and give them the opportunity to get some hands on outdoor science experience. We’re glad …

Save Your Baby’s Life With Infant CPR

Maybe you know how to perform CPR, but do you know how to perform infant CPR? Most parents knows that babies, being small, need smaller amounts of nearly everything, ranging from food to shampoo to toothpaste to doses of medicine. With regard to medical care, however, it’s important to understand that infants and children are …