According to Dr. Ronald W. Homes, a former educator, administrator and district superintendent, the answer is yes.
Despite of the deterioration, he believes radical change is needed so the American education system can once again thrive.
Today, educational systems are faced with cutbacks and intense scrutiny. In Holmes’ new book, Education Questions to be Answered, he focuses on the current educational issues harming America’s schools and offers unique, researched based solutions that focus on providing answers to education questions from a positive perspective. More >
Education Tips: Raising a Caring Child
Reinforcing positive attitudes such as respect, empathy and caring begins by teaching children the how and why behind actions and emotions. Parents and caregivers can start these lessons by talking about feelings and consequences at even the earliest age.
Kiddie Academy’s Claire Haas offers the following age-appropriate tips for teaching empathy:
18 month – 2 year old:
Children this young simply do not feel empathy for others, or easily express their emotions.
Tip: Talk about how your child’s actions impact other people. Lay the groundwork by More >
So, while everyone is consumed with following the Peyton Manning Free-Agency World Tour – Late Night Parents is interested in discussing how Jim Irsay placed a figure four leg-lock and effectively wrestled back his organization. You can call it a rebuilding phase or just “plain” cleaning house. Is it a re-tread story of the billionaire owner knowing more than his football operations staff and firing everyone on staff or is it about re-claiming the “horseshoe”. Irsay and his newly minted general manager Ryan Grigson continue to mention the Colts are “still not out of the woods” and no one More >
The Must-Own Movie For The Entire Family Debuts on Blu-ray ™ Combo Pack, Digital and On-Demand March 20, 2012
Debut Release Offers Fans the Full Movie Soundtrack with DVD Release and as part of a ‘Wocka-Wocka’ Pack for the Ultimate Muppets Experience! BURBANK, Calif., January 19, 2012 –– One of the year’s best-loved family comedies and among the best reviewed films of 2011, Disney’s “The Muppets,” starring Jason Segel, Academy Award®-nominee Amy Adams, and favorite celebrity couple Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy –debuts March 20 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand More >
Yesterday I came across an article on the Internet that sickened me. It revealed that during his US Senate campaign in 1994, Republican Rick Santorum warned voters of a growing menace and evil wandering the streets of America: single mothers.
Those that know me well can attest that it isn’t easy to disgust a woman like me, but reading the ignorant and blanketed ramblings of Rick Santorum regarding single moms made my head spin.
Why? Because I am a single mom. And a damn good one.
According to transcripts from a town meeting in 1994, Santorum spewed the following: “Most people agree a More >
The Barclays Center is one of the most anticipated arena slated to open on September 28th 2012. It’s a sports entertainment showplace that is located in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. This venue is putting Madison Square Garden on notice and don’t think Jim Dolan isn’t aware of it’s immediate competition. Did you know Brooklyn hasn’t held a major venue since the Brooklyn Dodgers left in 1957? In October 2012 – the re-branded Brooklyn Nets will call the Barclays Center it’s home. It will be the first National Basketball Association venue opened since 2008.
The project is being developed More >
Here’s a new gym app that charges fees for missed workouts and compensates you for showing up. Do you think you’d be more likely to go? The technology was developed by CEO Yifan Zhang and uses GPS technology to confirm you’re at the gym.
12% of new gym memberships are started in January. Clubs tend to see an increase of 30-50%.
Here’s how It works:
- Sign up
- Set your pact
- Check in at the gym
- You will receive a reward or pay a fine
Zhang’s behavioral economics premise is that the sting of losing money for missing a visit and the promise of collecting money for going is enough to keep you on More >
ELMO AND FRIENDS SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS WHEN SESAME WORKSHOP AND WARNER HOME VIDEO RELEASE
SESAME STREET: BIG ELMO FUN ON DVD APRIL 3, 2012!
Includes 3 Full-Length Sesame Street Stories Plus the Full-Length Bonus DVD “Monster Hits”!
BURBANK, CA – Get ready to join Elmo and Abby for some BIG fun as Warner Home Video (WHV) and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, release Sesame Street: Big Elmo Fun on DVD April 3, 2012 at an SRP of $14.98. Sesame Street: Big Elmo Fun features three full-length stories, two engaging new songs, a special animated book extra More >
My six month old son is on the larger side. According to this website he would be a healthy weight if he was 11 months old. It doesn’t matter if he’s drinking breast milk (I’m curious if there are varieties kinds of milk other than breast…actually, I’m not – don’t answer that) or formula, the kid would loves him some eating. Although some people may be look at him and think, “Your kid is huge!” I’m not too worried – the kid just loves to eat (is it still eating when it’s from a bottle?), plus he’s sleeping great now that he’s put on the weight!
However, there are a few More >
Chili can get kinda old even here in Texas. Growing up in East TX we ate our fair share of gumbo being so close to Louisiana.
This is a mixture of several recipes. It is not a traditional seafood gumbo that you might get on the coast but more of a gumbo stew the way I think of it. This recipe lends itself to alot of experimentation. I have added shrimp, catfish, smoked turkey, just about anything you think sounds good but for the most part I just use chicken and sausage. I like to use thighs, usually just get the boneless ones it’s easier. I try to use the best sausage I can find. More >
I’ve had the pleasure of testing out the new Motorola Atrix 2 for several weeks now and I can tell you one thing. This phone is spectacular. I’d like to point out a couple of things right from the start. There are other phones on the market that may have more robust hardware, more ram or onboard storage, and maybe even a couple of more megapixels here or there for the front or rear facing cameras. Based on my experience, this balance of hardware, software, reception, and battery life in the Atrix 2 places this phone at the forefront of today’s smartphone More >
5 Nutritional Tips Every Parent Should Know
March is National Nutrition Month and a great time for parents around the country to take stock of what they are doing with their children nutritionally. Most of us have some room for improvement, even if we do live in busy times that sometimes call for desperate fast food measures. The good news is that there are some simple things parents can do to help boost their children’s nutritional intake, the better to help keep them healthy, as well as lay the foundation for a healthy nutrition future.
“Parents have many food choices today when it comes More >
Global Literacy takes Center Stage atop a Double-Decker Bus
Gray Line New York Teams Up With LitWorld to Raise Awareness on World Read Aloud Day
New York, NY – March 7, 2012: Gray Line New York, New York City’s premier double-decker bus and motorcoach tourism company, has partnered with non-profit organization, LitWorld, to help promote global literacy at their advocacy event, World Read Aloud Day. The event, to be hosted at New York City’s, Books of Wonder on March 7th at 9:30 am, will open with book readings from children on the top of a Gray Line New York double-decker bus.
World Read More >
Tech Company First to Market 3D Affordable Toys in the US
Popar Toys debuts books, interactive paddles and action figures at New York Toy Fair
Digital Tech Frontier, LLC a leader in cutting edge technology for more than fifteen years, creating innovative concepts and growing product lines within the digital technology space officially announced a new toy line division this week at the New York Toy Fair called Popar™ Toys. The Augmented Reality series bridges the gap between digital technologies such as video games and traditional reading formats transforming the way children engage with the More >
BUSCH GARDENS ANNOUNCES
CONCERT AND EVENT LINEUP FOR 2012
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Busch Gardens today announced its 2012 concert and event lineup. This year’s lineup features a mix of fan favorites and fresh faces sure to please everyone in the family. The concerts and events held at Busch Gardens are included with park admission.
Glory at the Gardens returns this year with performances by top contemporary Christian and Gospel artists. Third Day, Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin and newsboys will perform Sundays this spring at the Royal Palace Theatre.
Busch Gardens LIVE kicks off in May with More >