Our children are growing up in a converged hybrid environment. There are bugs. There is limited legislation controlling how your thoughts are being recorded and used. Be educated — it’s your protection. Privacy may be dead, but you are not. Watch this short Video …
Believe it or not, using one pronoun over another can actually improve a parent-child relationship.
Using “I” over “you” is one such example.
When Mom tells Joey, “I like it better when your bed is made in the morning,” he knows she is talking about herself.
But if Mom says, “You didn’t make your bed this morning,” Joey knows the finger is pointing directly at him.
With this approach, you take responsibility for the situation; you put it under your control. You direct the child’s attention toward pleasing you – his parent or teacher – rather than on naughty behavior.
In the good old summertime, it is perfect for catching waves along the Coast, splashing in pools when the temperature rises or feeling the burn from biking across country. What pleasures the outdoor brings!
Summertime is also the ideal time for study.
No, this is not an attempt to ruin anyone’s summer vacation. You see, almost every-activity in life has an educational bent if you look for it. Positive experiences broaden our horizons and even improve our reasoning ability.
Attention Home Scholars and Home Schooler!
Attention astute Parents who subscribe to the philosophy “join them” rather than “fight them” when it comes to using technology to forge a child’s education ahead.
The iPad is not just for business and entertainment; it has fantastic educational application for your kids to grow their Super Powers.
Here is a list of a few of these iPad apps recommened by our guest blogger, Melissa Taylor.
Any Super Hero in training requires some form of super computer and knowledge base. However, each of our powers may vary person to person, and only a few of us thus far can tap into the “brains.”
We need not only a knowledge base, but also a computer that will do calculations and compare data for us less accessible minds.
Do you wish you had a search (but computable) engine specially designed alike for educators, parents, students, engineers, scientists, and economist? Not to mention the everyday any-age researcher simply curious about the world at large? Now there is!
I would often ponder the dramatic differences in eagerness and ability to learn in children. I could find no consistent variable except that generated by the child himself. Did he WANT the education and find it valuable to achieve his life goals?
In truth, education belongs to the child. What he learns, what he accomplishes, how well he succeeds is ultimately up to him. The responsibility is truly his.
The old adage, “You can lead the horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” is valid for 7 and 70-year-olds alike, especially when it comes to education.
Tweet Thomas Edison said, “Genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.” I am preparing a lesson in Genius and Creative Problem Solving for school. After putting together the basic concepts, I realized you, the reader, might also want to refresh your memory on the steps taught or at least used to solve basic or complex […]
Can you teach your child to think like a genius? Yes, that’s capital Y-E-S.
But before we push children into the realm of genius, it would be good to look at what it means to be a genius.
Most people equate geniuses with high I.Q. but that is the last definition in Webster’s college dictionary. And the World Book Dictionary lists that definition as specific to psychology.