Some preschoolers in home-based daycares spend as many as two hours a day in front a television, according to a study that was the focus of an Associated Press article last week.Seventy-percent of the home daycares and 36 percent of the centers acknowledged that they...
MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2009
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Students in Washington state aren’t required to take a personal finance class to graduate, but with the current economic crisis, more people want to make it a priority.In response to an article I wrote this week for The Spokesman about financial literacy and children, Matt...
SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009
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MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2009
It's become a common question when planning for family dinner parties, playdates or even when sharing snacks on the playground: Does your child have any allergies?I always ask. At my daughter's preschool, peanut butter isn't allowed. Teachers also offer soy milk to the kids who...
THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2009
With the economic downturn and the mounting pressures at school, kids are experiencing more stress these days than in the previous year, according to a new national survey released earlier this month by the American Psychological Association.Parents, however, remain unaware of their children's stress levels.According...
MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2009
I love math. Really, I do. I think there's something comforting about the exactness of numbers and the way certain patterns are predictable.I also love science and teaching my kids about the natural world. That's why I was a little dismayed to see this Intel...
Laurie Rogers, one of the original members of The Spokesman-Review's Parents' Council, requested that we post this information on the blog:"Spokane Public Schools is undergoing a high school mathematics curriculum adoption process. District administrators have been intentional about inviting public comment before formal decisions are...
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