The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the “buts” you use today.
After World War II, homework reform movements began to appear. There was a push to make homework more interesting rather than trying to eliminate it.
Tomorrow we will reveal the single historical event that caused homework to be considered essential to the future of the nation. This historical event was the one that changed everything!
In the early 1900’s homework was considered a bad thing. In fact Ladies’ Home Journal campaigned against homework claiming it damaged children’s health. Some American cities including Los Angeles even passed anti-homework ordinances. Come back tomorrow to find out when the anti-homework tide began to change.
All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs.
Kids can learn about money, hard work and capitalism. Some parents don’t believe in giving their kids an allowance. Instead they give their kids a commission. If the children work doing chores, they get paid. If they don’t work, they don’t get anything. Children learn very quickly how capitalism works throughout the United States. They realize if they want something, they will have to work hard to earn it.
The pay range could be around $1 to $5 per chore. Some increase the amount as the child grows and the work becomes more difficult. If you decide to go this route, make sure the commission amount is appropriate for your family and budget.
We must be willing to do hard work. We must be willing to take risks. This can be a daunting task. We may ask ourselves, “What if I put in all of my time and energy into this hard work and fail? What if it’s all for nothing? What if people laugh at me?”
Quiet those negative voices. We have to give 100%. We can’t give up.
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #7: EATING FISH
Q: True or False: Pregnant women who eat lots of fish are more likely to have children with ADHD?
A: True. Initial research suggests that pregnant women who eat lots of fish – especially tuna, swordfish and other fish with high mercury levels are more likely to have children with ADHD. Researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health tracked 788 Massachusetts children between 1993 and 1998. Then they had the children’s mothers keep food diaries while they were pregnant so they could see how much fish the women ate. They took hair samples from them after they gave birth so they could test their mercury levels.
Eight years later, they asked the children’s teachers if the kids exhibited ADHD-like symptoms, such as hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattentiveness. The researchers concluded that the women who had the most mercury in their hair were 60% more likely to have a child who exhibited ADHD-like behavior.
70% of sore throat patients receive antibiotics when actually 20% really have bacteria caused strep throat. Make sure your doctor tests to confirm strep before your children start taking antibiotics for a sore throat.
Be Strong (Part 2): Bullying
A coward dies a thousand deaths. A child that is a victim of bullying can feel like they die thousands of deaths at the hands of a bully. Despite some of the new “expect the bystanders to help” programs taught in schools today, the only real way to end bullying is for the victim to face their fear and stand up to the bully directly. This may risk pain and humiliation, but is the only true way to put an end to the problem before it ruins one’s life.
RACIST TEXTBOOK EDITOR OR POLITICAL CORRECTNESS OUT OF CONTROL?
Yesterday we looked at how Brookline, MA banned a textbook in all of its schools because of 7 people that claimed they were offended by 2 sentences they deemed to be racist. Was this a case of a racist textbook editor trying to offend people or an accurate portrayal of history? Further investigation found that the co-editor of this textbook is a university English professor and African-American. He claims that the description of slavery in the textbook may not be politically correct but painted a more accurate, complete picture of slavery. He said of the controversy, “It was a cruel, horrible institution. But there were conflicted slave owners, whose slaves were treated differently than others.”