Happy National Entrepreneurship Day

November 21, 2017

  Success requires more than good intentions.  It’s time to take some action. Running a business is a lot harder than just working at things, but it’s also a lot more profitable, a lot more exciting, and a lot longer lasting!  Do you like to solve problems and figure things out on your own?  You may be a real entrepreneur! Take this free quiz to find out how much of…

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Should Your Children Be Blogging?

October 19, 2017

Guest Post by Parv K. Jessy of kidsNclicks Blogging is not just for adults. Report by WiredSafety.org shows that more than 6 million children blog. Should parents be alarmed that their children are blogging? How can parents ensure that their children are blogging responsibly and safely? What is the problem with children blogging? Many blogging platforms requires that the minimum age to blog is 14 years old. But many children lie on…

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Can You Make Your Kids Wait for a Phone?

October 4, 2017

Tech itself is not the problem. Train digital life skills. There’s a movement getting some traction online among parents of older elementary school children to mutually agree to not allow mobile phone use in their households until 8th grade. Do we assume all 13-year olds are suddenly mature kids, or that tweens and middle schoolers mature at the same pace?  Even some 15- and 16-year olds should not be on…

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5 Ways to Keep Children Safe on Facebook

September 29, 2017

Guest Post by Parven Kaur Having over 500 million users, Facebook is now the largest social media platform. Its popularity have attracted many teenagers and children. But how safe is Facebook for our kids? They tend to be the ones that are victims of the dangers of Facebook. Despite having a minimum age requirement of 13 years old to join Facebook there is no method of verifying users age on…

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New Skills for the Future

September 28, 2017

Guest Post by: Sreela Banerjee, The Life Skills Network, UK   The Future of Work is Here: more balance, but a wider range of skills.  Are you preparing your children? The odds are that if you start work in a big organisation today, you will be self-employed sooner or later, whether for the short term, or even, if you choose it, for the long haul. Professor Charles Handy saw this…

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Thoughts on Life Skills Training

July 3, 2017

  From Mama Marlaine of Parenting 2.0, “Like academics, Life Skills benefit from proactive education, qualifies instructors, and a dynamic curriculum.”     We agree, and think that parents and caretakers may often feel that life skills training is all on them. However, there are many great resources and third party educators to support your efforts at home. For those topics that parents aren’t good at themselves, they can seek…

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How to Fly a Flag – US

May 27, 2017

  How to Fly a Flag in the United States   You can fly a flag on a pole or on a special attachment outside your home.  You want to be sure to follow the rules for if you post it half-mast or not and when to do that.  Make sure you never let it touch the ground.  There are also rules on when to take the flag down, but…

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Kids Making Money on National Small Business Week

April 29, 2017

  https://www.sba.gov/nsbw/nsbw In honor of National Small Business Week, we delicate this post to all young business-seekers.  The following video was posted this week by Kathy R of Women’s Empowerment Movement for women wondering if starting a business might be right for them.   We think this is helpful to kids and families, also, to think of the strengths and characteristics it takes to create a startup business. There is no…

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Creating in the Backyard Garden

April 27, 2017

Do You Have a Green Thumb Child in Your Home? Maybe you have a kid who likes to work the soil and see things grow.  Or, maybe you even grow food that you can eat, like fruit or vegetables. The best backyard gardening projects begin with some planning and preparation: deciding where to make your garden picking what seeds to plant gathering your tools working the soil and so much…

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