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    Teens and Money
    Parental Welfare: How Long Should You Support Your Kids?
    Parental Welfare: How Long Should You Support Your Kids? Just because she has left the nest doesn't mean your daughter won't continue to ask for financial favors either outright or in a less obvious way. Nor will you be rid of the temptation to ...
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    Spanish-English Flashcards for The Story of Ferdinand
    Use these Spanish to English flashcards to introduce your students to vocabulary from the children's classic, The Story of Ferdinand. ...
  • School and Learning
    Reading Difficulties
    Reading Disability and Driver's Test
    Find out how to request modifications in the written driver's test exam for someone with a documented learning disability. ...
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    Be True to Yourself Book
    Students create a book about themselves after reading the children's classic book, The Story of Ferdinand. The students' books explore diversity and what makes each person unique. ...
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    Ferdinand's Happiness Pasture
    Children think of what makes them happy, then draw those things to decorate a picture of a pasture. This activity extends the concepts from the children's classic book, The Story of Ferdinand. ...
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    A Flag About Me
    Children create a diversity flag that celebrates the uniquely wonderful things about themselves. This activity coincides with the reading of the classic children's book, The Story of Ferdinand. It can also be used when studying and talking...
  • Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    College Alternatives
    Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    Attending college after high school isn't for everyone. Some teens choose to take a year or two off before continuing their education, while others jump right into the workforce. If your teen is looking to explore his options, check out these alt...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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    Teens and Money
    Talking About Money with Your College-Bound Child
    Talking About Money with Your College-Bound Child It is the summer after high school graduation and you are trying to mentally prepare yourself for the changes that are ahead. You have to get in some last mothering fixes before your baby leaves...
  • Kids
    Interacting With People
    Dealing with the Visually Impaired
    Dealing with the Visually Impaired In general, guide dogs are working animals, not pets. So don't pet them. In fact, don't call their names or distract them in any way. Allow the dogs to accompany their owners into all stores and buildings. Thes...
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    Interacting With People
    Dealing with the Disabled
    Dealing with the Disabled Here are 10 practical tips that will help you avoid feeling socially disabled when dealing with the disabled: Mind Your P's and Q's Remember, everything is relative: Some disabled writers have referred to nondisabled p...
  • Teens
    Career Paths
    Bodily-Kinesthetic: Possible Careers
    Bodily-Kinesthetic: Possible CareersIt's never too early to start helping your kids figure out what they want to be when they grow up! But don't try to match your kids' talents to specific careers too early. Instead, help your kids see the array ...
  • Kids
    Interacting With People
    Gracious Greetings Between Cultures
    Gracious Greetings Between Cultures When greeting someone, an American's first instinct is to stick out his or her hand, look directly at the other person, and smile. In some situations, this habit can mean making three mistakes at once. And th...
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    Jobs and Chores
    Helping Your Teen Explore Possible Careers
    Helping Your Teen Explore Possible Careers Many teens think that by the time they leave high school, they ought to know what they're going to do “when they grow up.” Of course, this isn't true. Reassure your teen that she'll be able to explo...
  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    Teaching Your Teen to Be a Great Employee
    Teaching Your Teen to Be a Great Employee Once your teen has a job, there are several simple steps he can take to make sure he keeps it for as long as he wants it: Always dress appropriately for the job. Arrive on time. Be respectful to employe...
  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    Is Your Teen Ready for a Job?
    Is Your Teen Ready for a Job? Your teenager comes home from school and declares he wants to flip burgers at the neighborhood fast-food joint. He says he needs money for CDs, clothes and to buy his own car. Is this a step to maturity or a slip to...
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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    Summer Jobs
    Working Teens: Juggling Job and School
    Working Teens: Juggling Job and School Whether your teen is 13 or 17, she already has a full-time job: school. As you discuss whether your teen can (or should) get a job during the school year, remember that she'll be “moonlighting.” Making...