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  • 3/1/2015 Homeschooling Parents: What You Should Know About the GED Exam     Earning a high school diploma from an accredited institution means that one has achieved a certain level of proficiency in high school coursework. It’s the minimum credential employers look for and an educational requirement for college entrance. Homeschooled children don’t necessarily have the backing of an accredited institution; and while most have diplomas, they’re usually […] more>
  • 2/25/2015 Happy 1st Blogoversary Wish us a happy 1st blogoversary. Or rather, wish us a happy belated 1st blogoversary. By ten days. As I was planning out today’s blog, I realized that it was around this time last year that I’d taken over the Kars4Kids blog, so I did a quick check and saw that my first blog post in this space […] more>
  • 2/23/2015 A Friend’s Betrayal: When Your Child Has Been Hurt A friend’s betrayal is bad enough when it happens to you, but when it happens to your child, it’s unbearable. You’d do anything to take the pain away but you know that you can’t. No one can do that for another person. The feelings must be felt by those who have been hurt. There’s no […] more>
  • 2/20/2015 Parenting Advice: How to Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude “If momma aint happy, ain’t nobody happy. It’s an old saying with timeless wisdom. It’s the theme of many song lyrics, the driving force behind successful memoirs, and a truism of life. When the mom isn’t happy (or even the dad), it affects the mood and rhythm of the home and family. Most everyone can agree that life […] more>
  • 2/18/2015 Kid Snippets: Kid Fodder For Blah Days Blah days. Every parent has them. They can come when the weather has been gray and nasty for days. Or a blah day can come unannounced for no reason whatsoever or because you ate dairy when you shouldn’t have. But like I said, every parent has ‘em. And when those blah days hit, you need […] more>
  • 2/16/2015 Saying No to Kids for Their Own Good Saying no to kids, denying them what they want, is one of the most difficult aspects of a parent’s job description. Sometimes it’s difficult because we’d rather please than displease them (think candy before bed, or that expensive toy she really wants), and sometimes it’s difficult because we know the reaction will be unpleasant. Picture […] more>
  • 2/13/2015 Boredom Is the Mother of Invention     Necessity is the mother of invention. The proverb, originating from Plato’s Republic, still rings true after more than two millennium. It’s a mantra, a call to action. When conventional approaches fail, find a new method. When you’re bored, rely on the imagination, and discover the magic and learning behind self-directed exploration to inspire. […] more>
  • 2/11/2015 Working Together As Parents: When Kids And Their Friends Have Issues     Kids and their friends get into spats. It’s a fact of life. That leaves parents with two questions When should adults step in to mediate, if at all? How do you handle the conversation with the friend’s parents so that the situation is resolved to everyone’s satisfaction? From my personal perspective as a […] more>
  • 2/9/2015 Dogs: Decisions, Decisions, and Teens Dogs may be man’s best friend, but what about teens? Can a dog help teens navigate the stormy waters of adolescence? Or would a dog be just one more responsibility for your teen to shirk? This is the sort of mental debate a parent goes through after a teen asks for a dog. The parent […] more>
  • 2/1/2015 The Measles Outbreak: Reexamining Herd Immunity The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, has resulted in more than 90 cases of measles in January alone. Most doctors are seeing this epidemic as a wake-up call to those parents who have refused to vaccinate their children. Parents who consider themselves part of the anti-vaccine movement, sometimes called “anti-vaxxers,” believe […] more>