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What to Do When Your Teenager Rebels

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Few experiences test your patience like living with a rude and sullen teenager. Indeed, those who have never done so would be astonished by how unpleasant some can be. In fact, many could be no worse if they tried! Problems The more you understand your surly little monster, the better. And this is something with which many parents struggle. What happened to that sweet little girl who snuggled up...

How to Help Your College Child Live a Healthier Lifestyle

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Parents of children away at college often worry about how their offspring are coping with independent living. Are they making friends and studying hard? Are they eating properly? Are they getting enough exercise? According to new research published in Journal of Adolescent Health, these worries may not be entirely unfounded. Meg Small, a research associate from the Prevention Research Center for...

Learning Two Languages Makes Kids Smarter

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Do you want your children to be more intelligent, do better in school, and have advantages not only in their careers but decades later, as they’re beginning to grow old? Teach them a second language while they’re still young. That’s the “take away” of many recent scientific studies. One such study, conducted by University of Strathclyde researchers in Glascow...

College Admissions: Dealing With Rejection

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Applying to college is something that is highly exciting. When you go you will not only be advancing your career and your finances, you will also be living a whole new life in a new part of the country (possibly even a new country), with new friends, and with the opportunity to completely reinvent yourself. While this is all very exciting though, until you actually get there there is a lot you...

College Life: Cheap Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

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There are many exciting things about moving to college for the first time, and one of these is the fact that you will often be living away from home for the first time in your life. This is exciting for many reasons – meaning that you can go out for as long as you want, come back in during the wee hours, and generally experience the kind of freedom you don’t get living with someone else. At the...

Powerbocking – An Introduction

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In today’s world of big cities, tall buildings and large populations it was possibly inevitable that a range of new ‘urban’ sports would emerge. First there was skating and rollerblading which today are huge industries with whole parks dedicated to them and huge televised spectator competitions. Then came ‘parkour’ and ‘free running’, which essentially...

Homeschooling Pros and Cons

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When we send our children to school then essentially we are passing them over to someone else and letting them take over the role of parent in many ways. For instance, when you are a parent you teach your children right and wrong, and you try to get them to share your views – but when you send them to school then suddenly they are taught right and wrong by the institution and they are opened up...

Pros and Cons of Online Education

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The internet is a fantastic tool that has revolutionized the way we do pretty much everything. It’s changed the way we play games, it’s changed the way we listen to music, it’s changed the way we communicate and stay in touch with friends and it’s changed the way we get information. As this continues, more and more of our infrastructures are heading online, and teaching...

Pros and Cons of Single Sex Schools

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Choosing the right school for your son or daughter can be a difficult process and one that can cause a fair amount of stress if you are unsure what the best course of action is. While school isn’t the be all and end all of a child’s upbringing, it certainly is somewhere where they will learn a lot of their behavior and of their knowledge, and somewhere that they will simply spend a...

What Is the Montessori Method?

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One of the main things that all parents stress about is their child’s education. Is public school okay? What about private school; can we afford it? Can I send my daughter to an all girls school, or should I just invest in a gun? Okay, maybe that last one isn’t really part of the thought process, but education still has a lot of questions surrounding it. The education you choose for your child...

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