“I Don’t Get It”: How Teens Ask for Help

Getting help isn’t as simple as asking the teacher, although usually the first suggestion parents make when a teenager doesn’t understand the assignment.   Teenagers may not have been taught to identify the problem, to know what exactly the student is asking.  Then, there’s the humbling of oneself to admit there’s a lack of knowledge (not easy for anyone).  Plus, the…

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Instant Civics Lesson–Memorial Day & California’s Tuesday Primary Election

Learning isn’t only in the classroom and for a grade.  Life presents educational opportunities everyday. Tuesday’s Primary Election can spur conversations about citizenship.  Why is there a Primary election?  Why are voters electing delegates to the party primaries, not the Presidential candidate themselves?  What’s a Proposition?  Why are the voters deciding abut new expenses (i.e. bond measures) and not the…

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Guest Post: A Mom Shares Her Experience About “Mommyness”

By Kelly From about age 10 until my daughter was born, I collected sea shells exactly one time.  During that shell collection, I carefully selected each piece for symmetry, size, lack of blemishes and uniformity.  Upon returning home, I gingerly washed each shell and, once dry, I popped a dollop of hot glue into the concave sections, followed by a…

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