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How Parents and Kids Can Bond Through Gaming: Modern Family Time

Caught in the middle of deciding whether video gaming is beneficial or harmful to their children, parents very often feel they are left with one of two options: be destructively permissive of their children’s gaming or place harsh restrictions on it. But lately, many have started asking the question Do video games bring families together? Here’s …

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Finding, Understanding, and Explaining Your Academic Interests

What are academic interests? Academic interests are topics about which the student is curious and wants to spend more time exploring. Examples of academic interests include biology, hisory, mathematics, language, coding, and robotics. Students find their academic interests by exploring a wide range of topics and reflecting on those that appeal most to them.  The …

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Dropping Out of High School: Why It’s A Bad Idea

Throughout the 20th Century and so far into the 21st Century, high schools have successfully educated students to the point where they have become assets to their communities. Despite this success, public schools have been under attack, and dropout rates have factored into the attacks. To make matters worse, stories about entrepreneurs who have defied …

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Developing the Qualities of a Model Student: Steps for Success

The idea of the model student is different for each situation. Every learning environment is unique for the individual, and there is no single formula for how to succeed in every case. There are, however, some essential qualities which need to be recognized by those who wish to become model students. What are the qualities …

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Child-Directed Speech: How Much Will It Help Your Child Learn to Speak?

What is child-directed speech? Child-directed speech is a dialect adults use when speaking to very young children. Child-directed speech can help build a young child’s vocabulary, create a social feedback loop, and improve language acquisition. Informally, it’s known as motherese, parentese, or baby talk. “Who wants a noodle? Yummy, yummy noooooodle!” It’s a typical conversation …

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Why Parents Should Monitor Their Child’s Phone and Internet Activity

A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that the vast majority of parents in the United States are very concerned with the what their children do online and how their behavior could be monitored by others through web history, social media activity, phone calls and even text messages of their kids (source). …

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