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Twelve elements for success in a blended family - Independent Online

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Twelve elements for success in a blended family
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A healthy balance is struck between being a disciplinarian and a supportive step-parent while bonds are formed. 7. Be Involved: All the parents are involved in the children's lives in happy blended families. A strong co-parenting partnership is ...

The Limits of “Grit” - The New Yorker

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The Limits of “Grit”
The New Yorker
The standardized-testing agencies that administer the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) are moving toward the inclusion of character assessment as a measure of student ...

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Why Did San Francisco Schools Stop Teaching Algebra in Middle School? - Priceonomics

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Why Did San Francisco Schools Stop Teaching Algebra in Middle School?
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While SFUSD insists that its new approach does not compromise the rigor of its education, but ensures that all students enter high school with the same mathematical foundation, many parents see the district's new standards as a dumbing down of the ...

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Can we talk politics with our children? - The Boston Globe

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Can we talk politics with our children?
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Q. My wife and I are voting for different presidential candidates, there are opposing signs everywhere in our town, and I find I want to speak deeply to my kids (ages 8 and 12) about the election and politics. Up to now, we've not let them listen in as ...

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12 cheap ways to keep your kids busy this summer - NBC4i.com

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12 cheap ways to keep your kids busy this summer
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Step One in surviving summer as a parent is to let your kids be bored. As kids these days experience ever more scheduled lives, they're left less and less often to their own devices. So, of course, as soon as you let them be, they're bored because they ...

Kids with ADHD Thrive When 'Unspoken' Rules are Clearly Explained - PsychCentral.com (blog)

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Kids with ADHD Thrive When 'Unspoken' Rules are Clearly Explained
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A new study finds that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are less inclined to intuitively notice subtle rule changes relating to behavior. For example, they may have trouble detecting the unspoken rule that behavior should ...

Group seeks standards to protect kids' hearts - Albany Times Union

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Group seeks standards to protect kids' hearts
Albany Times Union
There soon may be another attempt at protection: A U.S. organization that oversees athletic equipment has proposed the first performance standard for chest protectors to reduce the risk from those blows, a step that could lead to updated gear. Nancy ...

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What One District's Data Mining Did For Chronic Absence - NPR

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What One District's Data Mining Did For Chronic Absence
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She points out the grades that aren't doing so well, and asks this group of about 10 parents to talk to their friends who have kids in those classes. "How can we create successful students?" Ortiz asks the group, pointing at the board. "This is the ...

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The Blended Family - http://hamodia.com

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The Blended Family
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For both sets of children (as for all of us), there is no true replacement for a natural parent. Thus, any thoughts of a parent's remarriage can bring on a sense of sadness in one's children. No stepparent has the blood tie or shared past that one's ...

Parenting Pitfalls: Renegades, Privilege And Putting On The Boxing Gloves - NPR

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Parenting Pitfalls: Renegades, Privilege And Putting On The Boxing Gloves
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Heather Shumaker is the author of the book It's OK to Go Up the Slide. She embraces what she calls "renegade parenting." Shumaker encourages such parenting heresies as banning elementary school homework, letting kids punch each other (with boxing ...

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