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Resilient, Confident Kids - 10 Ways to Promote Resilience in Children


Do your children have a McChildhood? Do they experience the type of childhood that may satisfy them in the short-term as their immediate needs are met, but in the long-term, leaves them ill-equipped to deal with some of the curve balls that are thrown their way?The emergence of indoor playgrounds is an example of the lengths we go to not only provide a sanitised life for kids but to ensure that they never get bored (or even get wet and cold when they play)!It helps sometimes to stand back and take stock of the type of childhood that we provide for our kids.Here are 10 elements of a childhood that promotes resilience in children and young people.

Picky Eaters - Successful Strategies Part 1


What is in a name?The answer is everything!Jo J. of Victoria, Texas said that her son was a very picky eater between the ages of four and six and refused to eat many of the dishes she made, until she discovered the art of renaming recipes.

Strong-willed Kids: Raising a Spirited Child


Sometimes a change of perspective can make a huge difference for parents when their children's behaviour worries them. This point was evident recently when I was involved in a minor disagreement with one of my daughters.

Puberty - Get Ready to Play the Puberty Game


Puberty can be a difficult time for children. Not quite kids anymore and not really adolescents they are caught in the middle in type of limbo.

Is Your Child Having Trouble in School?


Did you know that the school system is only able to meet 50% of student learning needs?That's right! - only 50% of the student population is in an environment at school which enables them to be successful learners.The reason for this is not because of bad teachers.

Are You Reading to Your Kids?


Over a number of years there have been issues raised concerning the literacy levels of eight year old children in schools. The number not meeting minimum literacy levels was almost at 30% only a few years ago.

Help My Preteen/Teenager is Driving Me Nuts!


Do you feel like someone has abducted your sweet, innocent child and replaced them with a monster? Are you confused that somehow you have gone from knowing everything as a parent, to knowing absolutely nothing? Welcome to being a parent of a preteen/teenager. It is a brave new world.

Homeschooling --- A Superior Education For Your Child


Home-schooling provides children with a superior education. Parents can quickly teach most kids the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic using excellent, creative, learn-to-read, or learn-math books, programs, or computer learning software.

Valuable Parenting Tip


Very often, new parents rely on a parenting tip or two which is passed to them by their own folks, who are now grandparents and usually have plenty of reliable advice to share. If this sort of parenting tip and advice is not available however, new parents could run into all sorts of problems while trying to raise a healthy baby.

A Good Preschool Idea


The successful preschool idea behind many successful preschool learning centers is thorough all round planning and well-chosen staff members. Any preschool idea that does not begin with sound financial planning and in-depth budgeting knowledge will probably fail.

10 Signs That Your Teen Is Using Drugs


Did you know that over 75% of teens aged 16-17 report that obtaining marijuana is "easy or fairly easy?" Or that 25% of youths between 12 and 17 say the same of crack?When children start using drugs they usually exhibit many different signs that parents need to watch out for. Unfortunately, many parents often write-off these signs as normal adolescent behavior and as a result they don't realize that their child is into drugs until it is too late.

Are Your Kids Driving You Crazy? How Character Building Charts Keep You Sane


Who lives in your house? Are they driving you "crazy?" Do you have a Winnie the Whiner, a Sammy the Slacker, or a Bubba the Bully? Perhaps you've yelled, you've lectured, and you've even spanked to get your Winnie to stop whining, your Sammy to do his chores, and your Bubba to stop hurting his little brother. How can you get your Peter the Cheater to play fair, your Larry the Liar to tell the truth or your Tilly the Tattle to mind her own business? Our greatest task as parents is to raise children with strong healthy characters.

Parenting: The Road I Chose


Tripping over the shoes and toys that seem to clutter my living room floor on a constant basis, just seems to be part of the game of parenting. I realize it doesn't have to be that way.

Invented Spelling --- Another Alice-in-Wonderland Public-School Theory


As part of the whole-language (or "balanced") reading-instruction philosophy, many public schools now teach what they call "invented" or "creative" spelling. Under this theory of spelling, teachers believe that forcing a child to spell a word correctly thwarts the child's "creativity.

Parents Demand Dumbed-down Tests:An Unintended Bad Consequence of the No Child Left Behind Act


The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is making the problem of cheating, low academic standards, and public schools lying to parents, even worse. Under this Act, the Department of Education now requires students to pass standardized tests.

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Los Angeles Times

Pomegranates are in season. We have recipes
Los Angeles Times
What's in season: If you've ever tried to tackle a fresh pomegranate, it's a project trying to extract the juicy red arils — the pulp-like covering around the seeds — from the leathery flesh and pulp. But the results are well worth it for the sweet ...



Sports Illustrated

Tom Brady's Recipes in His New Book Are, Unsurprisingly, Pretty Freaking Weird
Sports Illustrated
In addition to some extremely questionable scientific claims and some excellent photos of Tom Brady contemplating the meaning of life while eating a kale salad, it also includes some recipes. I read the recipes, and we even made two of them in our test ...



Here And Now

Cookbook 'BraveTart' Explains Little-Known History Behind America's Favorite Recipes
Here And Now
Award-winning pastry chef Stella Parks' new cookbook "BraveTart" not only shares more than 100 classic American recipes, but also the history behind them. Parks (@BraveTart) joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss her favorites and their stories.



Well+Good

7 savory oatmeal recipes that will satisfy and surprise you
Well+Good
Oatmeal has an unfortunate reputation for being a “vanilla” breakfast option—top a bowl of it with a half-teaspoon of brown sugar, and you have a solid (if not exactly inspired) meal. Still, oatmeal's bad rap isn't fair since it's actually quite ...



PEOPLE.com

Get the Recipe for the Kardashian Family's Favorite 'Detox Salad'
PEOPLE.com
said Khloé, sharing recipes for mom's pasta primavera, her own mac and cheese, Kourtney's dairy-free rice krispies and her detox salad. RELATED: Khloé Kardashian Says These Healthy Snacks Keep Her 'On Track'. The oldest sister's recipe is her “go-to ...



Today.com

Dr. Oz uses this healthy ingredient to make mac and cheese super creamy
Today.com
Dr. Oz may have plenty of his own tips for living a healthier lifestyle, but it turns he's also learned plenty from his daughter Daphne. Oz stopped by the TODAY kitchen to showcase his family's genius healthy swaps for two of our favorite comfort food ...

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Richmond Register

TABLE TALK: Creative recipes from the Depression era
Richmond Register
Meat was notably scarce during this area in our country. Many recipes used rice, beans and cheese instead of meat. They were often simple fare that were easier to prepare, using canned and dried foods, that didn't require an icebox, let alone a ...



New York Times

Yotam Ottolenghi on Creating Recipes for His Cookbook 'Sweet'
New York Times
Here is an image that I can't shake: It's a Sunday afternoon, around 4, probably. My husband, Karl, looks out the window of our first-floor West London flat; an expression of clear foreboding appears on his face and then, very quietly, he says, “Helen ...



KUTV 2News

Full Measure: Harmons Fall Harvest Recipes
KUTV 2News
(KUTV) We were joined by Chef Freyka Nunez Del Prado from Harmons Traverse Mountain Cooking School to learn some delicious fall recipes. Picarones. A tender dough that resembles a rustic doughnut. Picarones came from Arabic origins to Spain.



25 Low Carb Brussels Sprouts Recipes
A Sweet Life
I've always loved Brussels but I know not everyone is a fan. Did your mother used to boil the heck out of them and turn them to stinky mush? Well these 25 delicious low carb recipes will get you back on the Brussels sprouts train, just in time for ...


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