Alright, these are the cutest and most creative acronyms. Some will make you laugh so hard, and some will give you food for thought. [Read more…]
“Mentally Wealthy” – have you ever heard of such a thing? Well, we all have mental wealth, some more than others. What is mental wealth?
This is a project I’ve been working on for a long time now, and I proudly present The Ultimate List of Websites for Teens! I’ve spent hours researching as many teen websites which include writing websites, teen book review websites, boys to men advice websites, as I could find out there (that I liked). Spoiler: there are TONS! [Read more…]
Today’s economy is forcing people to be financially creative in many ways. Some people have decided to lower their standard of living by cutting down on eating out, buy purchasing non-name brand items, by limiting shopping sprees and the like. Parents can easily adjust financially, but kids are a different story. If a child is used to certain types of clothes, toys, and activities, it’s going to be difficult for that child to limit the number of toys, to limit or not have those name brand clothes, or to cut out certain activities that they enjoy. Activities are a child’s window to the world; so don’t break that window. A child’s activities help to keep them active and help build strong minds and bodies. There are creative ways to pay for a child’s activities instead of possibly cutting out some. Most parents would choose to cut costs on toys and clothes for keeping their child’s activities. So how do you keep your child’s activities going on a budget? Let’s take a look at what parents can do to fund their child’s activities. [Read more…]
I know what you’re probably thinking after reading the title of this post, “I would NEVER harm my child.” Well, not intentionally! I know. But you must admit you’re not “Perfect Patty” or “Perfect Pete” and neither am I. Please give me a moment, and keep reading – thanks. The next time your child tells you he or she is just going to hang out with some friends stop them dead in their tracks. Why? Because now-a-days just hanging out can be deadly.
More colleges are rolling out Exception Programs for individuals who are intellectually challenged. This article details 21 outstanding college programs for the intellectually challenged. Parents who have children or are taking care of adults who are intellectually challenged are superheroes in my book because they have to put much more effort to provide a “normal” life for their children or for that adult. I consider these parents super – parents with super abilities. I bet you’re thinking well all parents have super abilities – well, parents with kids or are taking care of adults that have special needs are, in my opinion, in a category all by themselves. I always wondered if college was possible for individuals who were mentally/intellectually challenged. The answer to this inquiry is, yes, college or a college-like atmosphere is possible. The list below is by no means an exhaustive one, but it’s a beginning for those who are looking for a college for that special child or adult.
Free is in everyone’s budget, but when someone really needs something to be free in order for him or her to be successful, then free is the best thing out there. All children do not need an education, they need a GOOD education. Some children are unable to go to school for free, so when free crops up for a free education for a child, we need to jump on the chance. Included in this list are some schools founded by some extremely generous and caring individuals who had and continue to have a heart for children.
We love to watch children enjoy themselves. It’s a pleasure to see their smiles and accomplishments, but with today’s economy a critical concern, for some, is the cost of their child’s beloved activities. No worries, because there are activities that are fantastic, fun, and free. These activities will hone your child’s reading skills, will showcase a talent, will spark an interest, and will cause imaginations to soar! So let’s take a look.
Studies show that children in households with various reading materials do better educationally. These children have more confidence in the classroom, higher self esteem, and are better conversationalists.
How many parents think of developing a resume for their teenager, or their 11, 9, or even 6 year old? Probably very few. Perhaps it’s because some parents just don’t know what to document and/or where to begin. Or maybe it never occurred to them that someone so young could benefit from having a resume. A resume for a children does the following: