The Most Crucial Parenting Techniques

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No matter who we are, or what we do in life, most of us have kids. And there are numerous theories floating around regarding parenting. The two I have found that are crucial above all else: teaching my kids that everything but love, shelter, clothes, schooling and food are privileges, not rights, and more importantly […]


The Trouble With Parents

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Like most parents, my partner and I work hard to develop our children into healthy, well adjusted people. We want them to have the skills to persue whatever objectives they choose for themselves in this world. None of us are perfect parents and we all learn from the past. The purpose of this article is […]


How To Increase Your Competence

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True competence is an accurate reputation that is based on your intelligence, your expertise and your knowledge. People create perceived confidence in themselves by using certain tactics, like dressing in the appropriate uniform: a white lab coat or a suit and tie. Perceived competence is tricky. Hence, you have to be careful in how you […]


How To Increase Your Competence

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True competence is an accurate reputation that is based on your intelligence, your expertise and your knowledge. People create perceived confidence in themselves by using certain tactics, like dressing in the appropriate uniform: a white lab coat or a suit and tie. Perceived competence is tricky. Hence, you have to be careful in how you […]


How To Increase Your Competence

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True competence is an accurate reputation that is based on your intelligence, your expertise and your knowledge. People create perceived confidence in themselves by using certain tactics, like dressing in the appropriate uniform: a white lab coat or a suit and tie. Perceived competence is tricky. Hence, you have to be careful in how you […]


Diversity Education Program Addresses Teen Concerns

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With prejudice and violence continuing to cause problems in schools and communities nationwide, studies show many young people have hate-related words used against them at school and are often exposed to hate-related graffiti. While parents play a critical role in helping their children develop positive attitudes about diversity, they cannot do it alone. Community programs […]


Diversity Education Program

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With prejudice and violence continuing to cause problems in schools and communities nationwide, studies show many young people have hate-related words used against them at school and are often exposed to hate-related graffiti. While parents play a critical role in helping their children develop positive attitudes about diversity, they cannot do it alone. Community programs […]


Giving Encouragement On The Paintball Field

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My 12 year old son and 2 of his friends competed as a team in one of their first paintball tournaments this weekend. They were considerably younger and inexperienced than any of the other teams. However, several people participating in the tournament did some amazing things to encourage this young team. – A paintball gun […]


The Plight Of Black Boys In America Schools

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It’s parent-teacher time. We sit and listen. Our son’s elementary teacher refused to place him into a higher math. It had been done before. We had provided independent test results that showed he was performing at middle school proficiency. The school had already tested him and found him gifted. His teacher said our son was […]


Atlanta Schools Experiment With Single Gender Campuses

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There are many studies that both support and denounce the practice of single-gender schools. For many years, colleges and universities were all divided based on gender. Throughout history, boys were able to receive formal schooling, while girls were expected to remain at home and learn both the domestic arts as well as the finer skills […]


Single Gender Schools Becoming An Option In Ohio Schools

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In the olden days, boys and girls received very different educations. They were segregated from each other, and pursued learning that was predetermined as “appropriate” for their sex. While boys studied subjects like Latin and French, girls learned to dance and do embroidery. Equal education has been in place for a long time, now, and […]


Bunk Beds Change People Don T

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I remember vividly the day my family moved from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Chicago. I was all of ten years old and like any child would be, excited to see the city. My father had received a promotion at the bank he had worked at since well before I was born and we were now […]


Puberty For Girls Is A Troubling Time How Parents Can Help

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Virtually every parent experiences anxiety as his or her daughter approaches puberty. Although adolescence is a perfectly natural stage of child development, parents know that it’s a time wrought with inner turmoil, bodily changes, and shifts in family and relationships. Although both girls and boys experience the hormonal changes associated with adolescence, puberty for girls […]


Treating Bedwetting Problem

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Bedwetting is also known as enuresis. Hereditary is one of the prime reasons for this condition. It is one inheritance you do not want to be part of. One should not be embarrassed about this condition as you are not alone; many kids are being treated for the same. It is a temporary phase, wherein […]


Popular Baby Names In The Uk In 2005

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Although its popularity is declining, Jack is the most popular boys name again in England and Wales – that’s 11 years at the top! However, 14% fewer boys were christened Jack last year, so we could see a change at the top in 2006. In Northern Ireland, Jack was again top and Lewis retained top […]


Baby Toddlers Clothes The Evolution Of Children S Clothing

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Children’s clothing evolved as with all the things that are now present today. From the beginning, children’s’ clothing used color to separate the genders. Especially in the olden days where little boys looked like little girls, the distinction can be made by the color of the clothes. Girls wore pink and little boys wore blue, […]


What Queer Eye Can Teach You About The Media

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1. Show your passion. The Queer Eye Boys are into what they do. You can tell. Their show has such a different feeling than the spin-off *Queer Eye for the Straight Girl* which lacks chemistry and authenticity. The synergy between the hosts and guests comes through when you connect to the host and audience through […]


What Is Decoupage

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The term Decoupage is the decorative art of cutting and pasting paper onto a surface and varnishing over the surface. Decoupage (day-coo-parj) comes from the French word “couper”, which means to cut. In its early years decoupage may have been considered a child craft as it involves cutting pieces paper and layering them on top […]