Before Take-off

January 28, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

If you have ever been on an airplane before takeoff, you know that the flight attendant has to go through a safety pre-flight routine. Parents are instructed that, in the event of an emergency, when the oxygen masks come down from the ceiling, they are to first put on their own masks and then attend […]

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You’re fired

January 20, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

Motherhood can be a thankless job. It requires endless sacrifice and toil with little to no recognition. When a child is younger, a parent’s job is to care for him in almost every way. At one point, every element of a child’s life goes through his parents; every appointment, every necessity, every engagement, school, friends, […]

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Sleep and school performance

January 14, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

In a recent study, researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal found that children who had a better quality sleep performed better at their schoolwork, especially in math and languages: http://time.com/3663796/for-better-grades-let-your-kids-sleep-more/

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Fathers balancing home and work roles

January 13, 2015  |   For parents of children   |   Click on title to comment!

According to a new study, fathers who spend more time with their children are likely to have a greater sense of satisfaction at their job: http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2015/01/12/the-more-time-dads-spend-with-their-kids-the-happier-they-are-at-work/

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The plate spinner

January 13, 2015  |   For parents of children   |   Click on title to comment!

I remember once seeing a rerun of The Ed Sullivan Show with this guy who would spin plates. It was amazing to watch. He’d set up these poles and somehow balance a dinner plate on top of each pole by spinning the plate. He’d set up one after another. The trick was that the plate […]

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