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Teacher Christmas gifts, who gets them and what do you give?

Teacher Christmas gifts, who gets them and what do you give?
What do you do about teacher Christmas gifts when your child is in the upper grades? Do you give a gift to every teacher? My child has reading, writing, science, social studies, math, music, art, gym, drama and Chinese. That’s a lot of gifts and I have not included the office staff, security guard or... Read more »

Advice For 24 Year-Old Me

If I were 24 again, I would tell myself to do a few things differently. First of all, I would have moved out of my parent’s house when I finished collge. Second, I would tell myself to pursue all avenues possible to have a successful career. Third, I would tell myself that it’s not a... Read more »

Strippers At A Teenage Birthday Party: Happy 16th Birthday Son!

There were strippers at a teenage birthday party in South Glen Falls, NY.  The teenager was celebrating his 16th birthday at a local bowling alley with approximately 80 guests.  Some of the guests were as young as 14-years old.  Strippers are for adult males and females, not children.  A 16-year old is still a child. ... Read more »

Has your Christmas Become A Tug-Of-War Between In-Laws?

Your family wants you to spend Christmas with them and your spouse’s family wants you to spend the holiday with them. You can’t possibly be in two places at once. When it was just you and your spouse, you would choose which family to spend Christmas with or maybe you would split the day. Now... Read more »

10 Reasons Why Parents Should Get More Credit Than Santa Claus

Why does Santa Claus get all of the freaking credit for giving children a great Christmas?  When you think about it, he really doesn’t do much.  He shows up at the mall and asks kids what they want for Christmas and gives them a candy cane.  That’s it!  He doesn’t do anything else, so why... Read more »

Chicago Teacher's Strike? Whose Side Are You On?

We are days away from a potential strike by the Chicago Teacher’s Union. There is enough blame to go around that could probably circle the earth. The teachers, the teachers union, CPS administration and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are all responsible for the potential strike. Everyone and I mean everyone has behaved badly. They all may... Read more »

How many CPS students will be absent on the 1st day of school? 35,000 were absent last year!

Last year CPS was dancing in the streets over a successful first day attendance record. The Track E schools had a first day attendance rate of 88.1% (Up from 86.8% in 2010) and the Track R schools had a rate of 94.7% (Up from 92.9 in 2010). If you take an average of the two... Read more »

Bad Parenting + Obesity = Junk Food Laws

People are constantly proposing new rules or laws to make up for the lack of parenting. These laws are affecting the parents who are properly raising their children. Why not propose some laws that punish parents who make bad choices when raising their kids? There are states that are banning junk food in schools. I... Read more »

Should Teens Take A Relationship "Break-Up" Class?

Boston health officials are putting on what they call a “Break-Up Summit” for teens. It is part of a national program called “Start Strong” which is aimed at preventing dating violence. According to Nicole Daley who heads Boston’s Start Strong program, a bad relationship can lead to depression, low self esteem, failing grades, an unwanted... Read more »

Bullying someone bigger and older than you? Parents, where are you?

A young child is in need of a serious and stern reality check and a few other things. The reason is because this kid is a bully. She is a serious bully because she doesn’t care that her targeted victim is older and bigger than she is. A 14-year old was at a hair salon... Read more »