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How to make your daughter cry

For those of you who get this in the mail, you can view this blog here. My daughters came home this week with a sheet of paper announcing that they had a “family homework”. This family homework was to look … Continue reading

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Manipulation Nation

So my daughter has been home sick for the last two days. It started on Sunday when she began complaining of a sore throat and a head ache and did indeed look very pale. She slept all day Monday and … Continue reading

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Over-praising our children

The other day, I assisted a presentation given by my daughter at her school. The presentation was on rabbits and she had been working on it for months. Her partner in crime, one of her best friends, happened to be … Continue reading

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Parental negligence?

It has been a few months since I have even opened my children’s agendas or signed anything from school. They don’t say anything and although I still occasionally ask as a matter of form if they have homework, I haven’t … Continue reading

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Hallelujah!!!!!

Definition: according to Merriam-Webster, to express great joy, praise and thanks. And why am I shouting such joyful blessings from the rooftops people (yes, I am now with my laptop in our freezing rain encrusted climate yelling my thanks to … Continue reading

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Just say no

It is the oddest thing. I will be at the reference desk, and a harried woman will come up to me and ask “I need books about maquettes.” My first thought is, okay, she is doing a project at work … Continue reading

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Less homework, more results

If you have been listening or reading the news recently, you will have heard of a study conducted by PISA (program for international student assessment) on the academic achievement level of 15 year olds all over the world. Despite the … Continue reading

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