Violet The Pilot In Hawaii Review

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Violet the Pilot in Hawaii is the third book of a children’s series written by author Bettina Bathe. One of the very first striking aspects of this book is the illustrator’s use of bright colored fish and birds, a flowery helicopter, tropical scenery and agriculture within the Hawaiian Island region. The illustrations by Barbara Fortin […]


Fern S Dragon Book Review

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Fern’s Dragon is a wonderfully fun read that stimulates the imagination of both young people and the young-at-heart alike. It is a good mystery-fantasy story that is artfully composed. Fern is a bright, artistic young girl who is utterly fascinated with dragons. One day she created a masterpiece with beach sand and loved it so […]


Star Book Review

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Tom Peters crafted a moving, educational animal adventure story in his novel Star. This is a dog-lover’s fiction – written for a young adult audience. Any young person who loves animals, or wants to own a dog should read this book. Without preaching, Tom enlightens humans to the plight of dogs. He brings understanding to […]


Putting The Magic Back Into Young Adult Fantasy

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As the market becomes saturated with young adult fantasy books in the “Harry Potter” mold, how long will it be before the genre loses its magic? “If, like me, you’ve noticed that the spell being cast by the latest crop of young adult fantasy novels is becoming less potent, it seems a fair question to […]


Violet The Pilot In Canada Review

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Violet the Pilot in Canada is the first in the series of children’s book series written by commercial pilot and mother of two, Bettina Bathe. In this book, Grandpa Cliff along with young Chantel and Mathias are going on a camping and fishing trip in Ontario, Canada. Violet the pilot and her trusty animal and […]


Mathew And The Highland Rescue Book Review

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A stimulating adventure! Sabine Muir has written a wonderful children’s story that can be read many, many times. This is a time-travel, Christian fantasy novel that reminds me a little bit of one of my favorite childhood books, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. Here, the main character, Mathew, is a young boy growing […]


Tips On Staying Young At Any Age

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Can you stay young in your 50s, 60s and 70s? Is it really possible to fight the aging process? As the population of seniors in America grows, more and more people will be looking for ways to do just that. In the past century, the average life expectancy in the United States has increased by […]


Raising Confident Girls

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Many parents today have discovered an enjoyable way to help their daughters develop self-confidence and learn to express themselves freely-two proven traits that help kids resist peer pressure. Young girls can learn these and other important characteristics through movies, DVDs and games, as well as in role playing. According to experts at Columbia University Medical […]


Latest Drug Abuse Statistics In Young People

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This November, there have been several new UK studies released which indicate a frightening trend in the abuse of drugs and alcohol, which affects young people and their safety. One survey of over 8000 young drivers (17-24 years old) carried out by Auto Trader, which is a UK motoring magazine and website, showed a dangerous […]


Strengthen Your Child S Self Esteem

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Most parents want their children to have a healthy sense of self-esteem and many believe that low self-esteem lies at the bottom of many of society’s problems. Even though self-esteem has been studied for decades, its precise nature and development is still subject to debate. However, child development experts generally agree that parents and other […]


About Motherhood

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When we think of a mother, what kind of a picture we get in our mind? A compassionate lady who will sacrifice all her comforts and will work ceaselessly in the home without expecting any monetary reward, only to take care of her children. Is this correct? Motherhood means sacrifice and pain from day one […]


Meet The Twixters

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There is a new stage of development for parents to consider. The stages of development are roughly the following: children move from infancy, to early childhood and onwards to middle childhood. These stages take roughly the first ten or so years of life. Our children then move into a long stage known as adolescence (with […]


Random Drug Testing In Our Schools

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Drug use amongst young people is an increasing trend, yet the public perception of the suitability / effectiveness of random drugs testing at school is relatively uncertain. Such testing takes place quite rarely in the UK, in spite of it being a more common practice in the USA. The average starting age for heroin use […]


What Is Difficult Child Behaviour

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Most of us have strong opinions on how to guide our children’s behaviour. Unfortunately, these opinions often focus on stopping the inappropriate behaviour and neglect to give significant emphasis to helping children learn new, more appropriate ways to behave. People who work with young children have a golden opportunity and an awesome responsibility to help […]


10 Commandments Of Parenting

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Michael Grose’s 10 Commandments for Parenting Here are the wisest commandments ever commended to parents: 1.Thou shalt be consistent. Do as you say you will. Children know where they stand when you are consistent, follow through and mean what you say. 2.Thou shalt expect children to contribute (without being paid). Expect children to help at […]


Yahtzee An Educational Game

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Education can be “hidden” in a lot of toys and games. When you think of educational toys and games for your children don’t overlook some of the obvious ones. Today we will talk about Yahtzee, most say it is all in the luck of the roll. That maybe true but there is some logic involved […]


300 Writing Prize Focuses Kids On Gender Equity

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Harry Potter would be eligible for entry into a contest sponsored by up-and-coming young adult novelist R.J. Nimmo – on one condition. “He would need some magic spell or potion to change himself from a ‘Harry’ to a ‘Harriet,’” joked Nimmo, who is an expert on entertainment for children and young adults. “Describing how the […]


Backpacks For Young Children

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Why would anyone buy backpacks for young children? Your toddler will feel important if she has her own backpack to take with her to Grandma’s house for an overnight visit. My two-year old twin nephews who were being potty trained, wanted “back backs” to carry their own lunches for a trip to the zoo. I […]


Life Trumps Death

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Do you ever ponder the meaning of life? Why are we here? Perhaps these questions surface when we receive news we’d rather not receive, the passing of an uncle, a beloved aunt, a friend’s spouse who died for the wrong reason. I’m not sure I believe myself when I justify the news by saying this […]


Funding College Through Real Estate Investing Club Palooza Makes It A Family Affair

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These days the huge, and growing, costs of tuition, fees and room and board have turned paying for college into a family affair. Impressing upon your kids the importance of a college education, and the character-building exercise of pitching in with other family members to fund it, can be a good lesson in family and […]