No Child Left Behind: Is It Fair?

A simple Christmas math activity is to draw several Christmas trees on the board and then put the numbers from an addition, subtraction, multiplication or division operation jumbled up in each tree. The pattern for the operation is then written under the tree.

There are the tried and true ideas for family summer vacations that most people are aware of and still take when they go away together. Disney is just one of those places. Families often enjoy time together at either Disney World or Disneyland. Either is a great choice. There are other themed areas like Bush Gardens and various other amusement parks that can be great for family summer vacations. If this sounds good to you, now is a good time to book a trip. Call and ask for specials or a great deal and you may just get a really great price.

Wrong meeting night. Scouts, as the get older, get involved with team sports, other school activities and events which may conflict with the Scout meeting night.

Focus on building relationships within your family. Treat these people as the most important people in the world to you – because they are! Eat together, play together, study together, giggle together, learn new things together.

Think about it for a minute: you’re not bound to making meals that fit in with all those different school activities; you’re not on almost permanent taxi duty. You can actually reclaim your life – so make sure that you do.

Joint custody is wonderful when it works, as it keeps both parents involved with the child’s life. It gives the child a strong sense of security when both parents can discuss his/her needs and wants. It is also a good way to help parents avoid being played off against each other. The kids can’t manipulate their parents if they can maintain an united front.

Exercise – It’s really pertinent that we learn to incorporate 20-30 minutes of exercise into our day atleast 3 times a week. Your metabolism will increase, energy level will rise and you will begin to feel like a brand new person. Walking, jogging, gardening and for some of us who just weren’t born with that exercise gene daily house cleaning will do the job.