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Money Habits: Can Parents Teach Them?

When it comes to managing money, parents want to set a good example for their children. It seems that knowing how to do that is the dilemma. 111 more words

Facts & Trends

Letters from Camp: Kids These Days

We had two “Youth Teaching Assistants” (YTAs) attached to our group for the week.  10th graders with more self possession then I could have claimed at that age! 236 more words


Class Rules

Your children’s teachers will probably send home a sheet to explain the class rules. Most likely your children will need to follow simple rules such as raising their hand before speaking; following directions; keeping hands, feet, and objects to themselves; and listening while others are speaking. 96 more words

Teachable Moments

Golf: Sport's best metaphor for life

I’ve been out on the golf course frequently this summer. It can be played by yourself, in which case it’s a great time to be off by yourself to mull over your thoughts or to just relax. 366 more words

A Lesson in Perseverance

Have you ever had someone ask you how you are doing, and you say you’re doing well, even though you aren’t? Every single day we greet each other saying “hi” and ask how our friend, family member, coworker, or even the cashier at the grocery store, is doing. 724 more words

Sweet Memories

Letters from Camp: Let Them PLAY!

Many new, or infrequent, teachers seem scared of “down time.” In their view, any time when the kids are not actively moving forward in a planned way is A) lost teaching time and B) chaos just waiting to happen. 248 more words


Heroin and The Living

The New York Times online has a deeply moving Op-Doc about a New Jersey woman whose son Alex overdosed on heroin in 2001, when he was 17. 323 more words