Why is College so Expensive?

We’ve all heard the news – the price of college tuition has increased dramatically. But there seems to be very little discussion regarding why. Some people blame it on the fact that wages have remained stagnant while other costs – for everything, not just tuition – have increased. Others say it’s not that college is [ keep reading ]

What to do in a mass shooting: Shocking video

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Alert: This Hot Mess Press post contains a shocking video! It shows a commercial ad that features school children (portrayed by actors). If you or your kids have ever wondered what to do in a mass shooting, you might want to view it as a family. Many people will find it upsetting and some might [ keep reading ]

Is it time for drug testing in schools?

Time for drug testing in schools?

When it comes to testing students’ achievements, there are no end of measurements. But, how much is too much? Should we test for illicit behaviors? Is it time for drug testing in schools? As the academic year begins across the country, students prepare for a new round of testing. Those who are going out for [ keep reading ]

Back To School Tips For Newly Divorced Parents

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Summer is over — well, technically, the actual season is not but the time period we typically call ‘summer’ because kids have off school, is. You may be one of many parents who were able to take their kids on vacation this year. You may also be among those who encountered family challenges during summer [ keep reading ]

Homeschooling: Which Style Best Fits Your Needs? Part 2

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When the 2019/2020 school year begins, many of you will likely be making some changes. Perhaps you or your spouse got a new job and had to relocate over summer. Your kids will be going to a new school. If you’re among hundreds, if not thousands of parents, who will be trying homeschooling for the [ keep reading ]

Homeschooling: Which Style Best Fits Your Needs? Part 1

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All good parents have their kids’ best interests in mind. I’m grateful to live in a country where parents are free to choose which style of learning they’d like to provide for their children. More and more parents are jumping on board to homeschool. However, I’m continually astounded at how dinosaur-ish some people’s thinking continues [ keep reading ]

Educational Ideas for Summer Time Family Fun

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Your kids are on break and the last thing you want is for them to spend all their time playing video games or watching YouTube. Neither activity is inherently bad but it’s understandable that you want them to make better use of their summer vacation time. There are lots of ways to incorporate educational ideas [ keep reading ]

Should We Stop Pushing Kids to Attend College?

Student loan debt is out of control. Borrowers owe $1.6 trillion. The costs don’t show any signs of going down, either. Though the popular belief for many years now has always been that college is necessary to get a decent job, is that really the case? The outrageous debt that many people have to take [ keep reading ]

Parents of College Students: Help Your Child Feel at Home

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Seniors in high school are often busting at the seams to spread their wings and fly. Parents of college students may notice how quickly homesickness sets in, once their son or daughter moves onto campus. Especially if it’s your child’s freshman year, college life can take a lot of getting used to. You can help [ keep reading ]

Educating Children: Have Gadgets Replaced True Learning?

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I know a 2-year-old who can log on to her mother’s cell phone. She can access a YouTube app. She can also scroll her favorite video choices, then select a song or show to watch. Many who actively participate in educating children might consider this an amazing feat. She and tens of thousands of other [ keep reading ]

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