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Updated: March 2, 2021

The Top Sweet 16 Gifts for Girls

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Logical-Mathematical Celebrity Profiles

Logical-Mathematical Celebrity Profiles

Here's a list of scientists, mathematicians, and inventors who used logic and reason to find fame and fortune - well, at least fame! Each of them also lived with a disability. Their unique combination of intelligences -- strengths as well as weaknesses -- made them such successful people.

Albert Einstein
American physicist most famous for his theory of relativity. Einstein had learning disabilities and did very poorly in school.

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by: Rebecca Desfosse

7 STEM Careers Kids Can Explore

STEM Careers for Kids

The STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field is growing every day, with new and interesting career paths emerging that weren't even a possibility a few years ago. Careers in the STEM field are some of the fastest-growing occupations in the country and feature amazing growth and salary potential. Here are a few of the most exciting STEM careers kids can explore.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling Teens

Homeschooling Teens

The Whys, and the Must-Haves

The idea of homeschooling through high school can be scary. Parents tell me, "I could never homeschool my teen - I barely got through some of my own high school classes!" But homeschool advocates are discovering there's a better way for teens to learn, and homeschooling your high-schooler may be easier than you think.

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Connecting With Your Son

Connecting With Your Son

Fathers usually build relationship with their sons through active play and stimulation; they "do stuff" together. For mothers and boys, the process is a little different. The bond between a mother and son often grows out of simply spending time together.

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Set Reasonable Expectations and Goals for Your Child

Set Reasonable Expectations and Goals for Your Child

No matter your general mood, having positive, realistic expectations for your child's achievements and behavior is something to strive for. When parents' expectations for their kids are set at the right level-not too high and not too low-kids do very well in life indeed. Here then, are some specific tools for setting reasonable expectations that even the gloomiest donkey can follow.

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Software Solutions for Preschoolers

Software Solutions for Preschoolers

The best computer programs for preschoolers who can't read must feature bright and entertaining graphics, clear sound, and simple instructions. If your pre-reader has any chance of using them on her own, software programs should require no reading or minimal reading. Instructions should be rendered graphically or through spoken words that your child will be able to understand easily.

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Creative Ways to Use Flash Cards for Spelling

Creative Ways to Use Flash Cards for Spelling

How to Use Flash Cards for Spelling

Creative Ways to Use Flash Cards for Spelling

Flash cards may be a standard way to learn spelling words, but there are a few ways to make them a little less boring. There are two basic ways in which your child can approach making flash cards, both of which have learning benefits.

Skills Being Practiced

  • Sight/spelling word recognition
  • Vocabulary retention
  • General word knowledge

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Choose Appropriate Consequences for Misbehavior

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Choose Appropriate Consequences for Misbehavior

This part is not for the frail at heart. In fact, choosing appropriate consequences is very difficult for many parents (I know it often baffles me). I'll give you a few approaches here—things to think about, plans to make.

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Formal Wedding Etiquette

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Formal Wedding Etiquette

You're Engaged!

Before people get married, they become engaged. Engagement marks the interval between the day the couple agree to get married and the actual wedding ceremony. What happens during this period depends on the people involved, but some basic rules apply.

Oh, Grow Up

First, tell you parents the good news!

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The Game of Chess

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The Game of Chess

The game of Chess today is played by two people and is renowned the world over for complicated maneuvering and strategic planning. You can learn the basics of Chess and have a good time playing it, or you can learn Chess notation and find out how the great players of the world think.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

3 Reasons Why Fancy Nancy Creator Jane O'Connor is Promoting Literacy

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This year, beloved children’s author Jane O’Connor, creator of the popular Fancy Nancy literary series, bid Nancy--her pink, boa-loving little girl character with a beautiful imagination--“adieu”. After writing more than 50 picture and chapter books about Nancy (there is also a Fancy Nancy animated TV show on Disney Jr.) and Nancy’s love of anything and everything pink, classy, and French, O’Connor retired Nancy.

Why Genealogy?

Why Genealogy?

Genealogy is said to be the third (some say the second) largest hobby in the country. Just ask the librarians. They will tell you that their shelves are bursting with genealogy books. The available computers are in continual use with those seeking clues on their lineages. The fascination is hard to describe. Some enjoy “putting the pieces of the puzzle together.” Some love history.
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Money Concerns and the Ex

Money Concerns and the Ex

When it comes to money, watch those emotions fly like hard-hit tennis balls between you and your partner, between your partner and your partner's ex, and between you and your partner's ex. (If you're a combined family, you may also face problems between you and your Ex too!) All the experts suggest trying to separate financial and emotional problems between the exes so that they can be dealt with individually.

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by: the Council for Exceptional Children

Classroom Modifications for Students with ADD/ADHD

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Is your child struggling in the classroom and not able to stay focused on his schoolwork? Ask your child's teacher if she can try these tips from special education teacher Francisca Jorgensen with your child.

1. Make sure your child has an "advantageous" seating location. This may not always mean placing her in the front and center of the classroom. Her teacher needs to find the most productive "fit" for your child.

2. Provide an individualized, written schedule that your child can refer to when needed.

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Challenges and Opportunities for the Self-Employed

Challenges and Opportunities for the Self-Employed

When starting your own business, you can expect some challenges along with the rewards. Working for someone as an employee generally includes benefits, and your employer is responsible for the taxes on your salary. When you're working for yourself, however, you must plan for your own benefits, such as health care and retirement, and take care of paying the applicable taxes. These can be quite a drain on your income.

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