Parenting

Bed protest – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Another cold start. Press ups on the grass are definitely cold on the hands. Now set into the daily school at home routine. That’s a better way to describe it. It’s not true homeschooling – its schools version of remote learning. 6:30am – start daily exercise (weights, or army fitness, or exercise bike or running round the little garden) 7:30am – try to get as many home cleaning tasks done 8:00am – Son gets up and has breakfast 8:30am –…

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Kickstarting Your Child’s Learning and Play at Home (with Lisa Griffen-Murphy) – Parents Article

Acclaimed early childhood educator and play-master Lisa Griffen-Murphy joins Janet to encourage parents to release themselves from the pressure of making play and learning happen for their kids. Lisa shares from her vast experience facilitating children’s play in every environment imaginable. She offers specific, open-ended ideas for inspiring learning through play and assures parents that their kids know instinctively what they’re doing. Transcript of “Kickstarting Your Child’s Learning and Play at Home (with Lisa Griffen-Murphy)” Hi, this is Janet Lansbury.…

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My Three Kids Structure My Days and Anchor My Life – Parents Article

I get up every morning with my children. As soon as the alarm goes off, I know they’ll be slowly coming to life and making their way to the bathroom.I know I need to be ready to give them the 6:30am reminder since they need to be out the door by 7 to make it to school on time and really, getting up this early in the morning isn’t anyone’s favorite thing to do. I can count oil my teens to…

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How to Keep Kids Engaged in Learning at Home – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

Most schools are sending home homework packets, doing online learning, or assigning work at home that would have normally done in the classrooms – or a combination of everything. Emily Levitt, Sylvan’s VP of Education, shares some advice for parents who are helping their children learn at home in this short video. Plus, check out the tips below!     Here are a few tips on how you can help navigate the “new normal” of keeping up with school work…

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Air Display – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

We had an unexpected visitor. A spectacular predator. For a few minutes we had one of nature’s great air displays. Then it was off. That was so lucky. Would have been so easy to miss this. That brings to mind a slightly unsettling thought. How many of us would be missed if suddenly we were gone. Kinda like Marvels Infinity Wars. It’s an even more pertinent thought these strange days. So many of us are undertaking social distancing or full…

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World Down Syndrome Day — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

   Each year on March 21st or 3/21 people across the world celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. For 2020 the call to action is  “We Decide.”  From WorldDownSyndromeDay.com: “All people with Down syndrome should have full participation in decision making about matters relating to or affecting their lives. Effective and meaningful participation is a core human rights principle supported by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).” Some interesting facts about Down Syndrome: Down Syndrome…

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Spies In Disguise Activity Sheets For Coronavirus Lockdowns – Single Dad, Parents Article

I know it’s a strange time out there.  It’s really a strange time anywhere no matter where you are on the planet.  One piece of advice for all of you.  Do not eat bats.  I mean.  Just don’t do it.  No matter how tempting it might sound, we have repeated conclusive evidence that consuming these creatures produces bad outcomes.  And not the kind where you live forever in a coffin avoiding the light of day.  Although the coffin part might…

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A Q & A With Erin Levine. – Single Dad, Parents Article

When events overtake reason, it’s hard to sit and create content  This does not mean I have no content to create.  But imagine most influencers create their content out of personal experience.  They go to an event, eat amazing food, travel to various parts of the earth, and bring it to you in the comfort of your living room.  What do you do if those opportunities dry up (for various reasons), and your world becomes small?  What do you write…

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It’s Not About Being Perfect • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

As you might know, The Science of Parenting loves to look at research and reality. We believe parents should have access to trustworthy information, and they can use that information to make decisions about what’s best for their unique family. Where the challenges sometimes come in is actually FINDING that research-based information. Who can you trust to give you unbiased information? Research by Bernhardt & Felter confirms that parents consider information gathered from a university or medical professional to be…

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This is Not Homeschool. This is Survival School. – Foster Parents Article

Deciding to homeschool your kids is a huge decision. You think about what curriculum will work best for your kids and for your teaching style. You research. You talk to other people about it. If you have kids with medical or education or social skills needs or behavioral challenges, you think about your ability to meet those needs at home vs. the services they could receive through the school system. You rearrange your work schedules or other activities to make…

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