Experts share how parents can teach their children to stand up for others, especially bullied kids.
A hilarious photo of a Scottish school girl from the village of Neilston has gone viral after her mother, Julian Falconer, posted images on Facebook of her 5-year-old daughter's first day of school. Lucie was on her way to Neilston Primary School in a pristine uniform — a button down tucked into a mid-length skirt, with knee-high socks, a cardigan and smart striped tie, completed with a matching bow atop her neatly brushed hair. “When I went to pick her up from school and saw how she looked, I was mortified,” Falconer told Barrhead News, from a suburb outside of Glasgow. In the photo, Lucie is shown looking like she's been through the proverbial wringer — hair unkempt, loosened tie and socks falling down her legs.
Q. I am having difficulty knowing when to intervene with my father's good intentions without insulting his dignity. My father is 89 and in relatively good health; my mother is 84, suffers from dementia and lung cancer and lives at home. When we recently went out to dinner, my father had difficulty describing his menu choice. Consequently, the food served to him was not of his liking. When navigating the stairs, he does not hold on to the hand railing. Although I've written a schedule, he is not giving my mother her medications on time. Should I have helped my father orders his meal, remind him to hold on to the railing and intervene when not giving my mother her pain medication on time? My father
Your son needs to be prepared for your departures, says Annalisa Barbieri – and for your returns My son is two years old. He has recently started bullying (hitting and pushing) children his age. This was shortly after I moved abroad to work while he stayed with my wife, his mother. He attends a nursery and other family gatherings, so is not isolated socially in interacting with other people. I keep almost daily video contact with him for a few minutes (as a child, he can't stand in front of a device for long). He knows me, calls me and interacts with me. I have 10 days' leave every six to eight weeks which I plan to use to stay with my family, including my son. Do you have any advice for me and
On a summer afternoon, Ciara Whelan, a teacher at a New York City elementary school, knocks on the apartment door of one of her students in the Bronx. Melissa, the student's mother, welcomes her guest with a huge platter of snacks — shrimp rolls and dill dip. Melissa explains that this past school year — third grade — her daughter, Sapphira, fell behind in her reading because she got a phone and spent too much time messaging her friends on apps like TikTok. (We're not using their last names to protect the student's privacy.) "I think it was not even about school itself — I think it was just distractions in class," Melissa says. This home visit is the kickoff to a reading program called Springboard
BACK TO SCHOOL A nursery school that lets the children play For 50 years, Milldam Nursery School, a cooperative preschool in Concord, has readied children for kindergarten — and for life — by following a guided, play-based curriculum that emphasizes, comfort, safety, and joy. Here, there are no flash cards, no tests, and no pressures. Instead, the aim is learning to learn: first about yourself, then about your neighbors, and finally, about the world around you, both inside and outside the classroom. This is a place where imagination rules, and almost every moment is a teachable one. A child's red coat sparks a lesson about colors. Lining up teaches kids to count. A ride on an “alphabet train”
Thinking of having a baby? If so, it's a good time to talk about family finances. Using 2017 data collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture , the average cost of raising a child from birth to age 18 is $233,610. That includes medical bills, day care, playpens, LEGO sets, baseball gloves and senior prom dresses. Notably, it excludes college tuition, room and board. No wonder adding a child represents a major financial strain for many families, especially those dealing with paying off college loans. But just how prepared are parents for the financial hit to their wallets? Researchers at Policygenius, an online insurance marketer, found in a recent survey that 42% of the parent respondents
Alzheimer's is that strange purgatory of the land between life and death, where the physical being is still present, but the person who raised you, the soul who shaped and loved you unconditionally, is gone. My mom's Alzheimer's diagnosis and decline were a painful and lonely journey, one that coincided with an otherwise unbearably hectic time. My two children were still in diapers.
The Municipal Director of Education for La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly, Mrs Bernice Addae has urged parents to cultivate the habit of speaking more local language at home with their children at the basic school as a foundation to satisfy the desire for their children to speak fluent English Language. She said the ability of a child to speak and understand the local language meant the child better understands the cultural environment which to a large extent contributes to the child's fluency in the English language. Speaking at the 6th graduation and awards ceremony of Osagyefo Leadership International School (OLIS) at Labone in Accra, she said "as parents we would be neglecting our rich culture
As if the world wasn't still reeling over the news that a dramedy-style Baby-Sitters Club adaptation is in the works at Netflix, Deadline recently went ahead and announced that Alicia Silverstone and Mark Feuerstein have been cast as the mother and future stepfather of BSC president/dictator-for-life Kristy Thomas. So, like, take a minute and make your peace with Cher from Clueless having a 13-year-old daughter, first. Existential crises about the unstoppable march of time aside, I'm actually pretty happy with this casting, because I love Elizabeth and Watson, Silverstone and Feuerstein's respective characters, and am in general a strong Kristy partisan who wants all plots to revolve around her.
My daughter Asia was still saying things like “stumb” for “thumb” and “elmo” for “elbow” when I was forced to serve a prison sentence for a first-time, nonviolent offense. I became one of the 60% of incarcerated women in the United States who have children under 18. It's a system dedicated to a proposition few would agree with: that children don't belong with their parents. Before I surrendered to serve my time on a drug-related offense, I had spent three years on supervised release, complying with every single stipulation of my pretrial supervision: drug tests, ankle monitoring, therapy. I worked two jobs, enrolled in school and was the primary caregiver not only for my daughter but also for
Digital platforms often shield those ripe for radicalization from being detected by family members who can't, or won't, see the signs.
A new report has been launched by Atif Javid, showcasing the importance of valuing health over business. BRISTOL, UK / ACCESSWIRE / August 23, 2019 / Bristol-based business coach and mentor, Atif Javid, has launched a new report on why it’s important for people to place their health above their business in today’s world. Atif regularly posts on his website, offering tips, insights and guidance on achieving success online and growing businesses.