With the holidays around the corner, kids and teens will soon enjoy a welcomed break from school to spend time with friends and family. This year, challenge your kids to do something unique over the holiday break by giving them the tools to start a kid-friendly business!
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increased problem-solving and decision making abilities
increased interest in attending college as it becomes more relevant
enhanced self-esteem and ego development
increased belief that attaining one’s goal is within one’s control
(source: US Department of Labor http://www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/fact/entrepreneurship.htm)
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A very valuable gift to give this holiday season!
Add comment November 19, 2014
Have you ever noticed on your social media accounts like FB or Instagram, there are some people who post picture after picture and video after video of their kids? Maybe they do it to keep extended family in the loop of every little triumph the child reaches. Or maybe the parent just needs extra validation through “likes” and they end up over sharing their children.
I think its fair to assume that we all have those “friends” and maybe, just maybe, we’re guilty of doing it ourselves.
“Oversharenting” is the new term to describe such parents, meaning- over sharing daily activities and photos of babies/toddlers.
There are risks to “oversharenting” your kids, and these risks can be quite serious.
~By sharing too much information, the parent creates a digital footprint for their child way too early; before the child has any control over what they want shared.
~Social Media companies have rights to your photos and videos. In the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities Facebook says-
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
~People steal images all of the time. There’s no guarantee “Friends” won’t share or save and image you’ve posted, even if you’ve set strict privacy settings.
~Pedophile websites, advertisers, and blogs have been known to steal uploaded images from all forms of social media as well.
Sharing information has never been faster, especially with social media. While the convenience of posting everything about our children is a handy way to keep grandparents connected, there’s always those individuals who will abuse the latest upload. Be cautious and very selective when posting. Remember its just not a picture, its your child.
Add comment November 18, 2014
Want something to talk about around the Thanksgiving table? Here are a few fun facts for conversation!
Add comment November 10, 2014
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21 comments November 3, 2014
When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
Need some last minute costume ideas? Head over to Real Simple for 10 easy ideas.
Have a safe and gloriously gory Halloween!
Add comment October 28, 2014
Its close to Halloween and when you don’t have a Fairy Godmother to pick out the most ideal pumpkin for your needs, picking out the right pumpkin can seem dauntingly haunting. Whether you choose to go to a pumpkin patch or to your local grocery store, with the right tricks you can figure out what orange gourd will suit your porch steps. Trying a few of these handy dandy tips will get you the best pumpkin for your Halloween fun.
~The Pumpkin should feel heavy and solid. Even if the pumpkin is smaller make sure it feels heavier than it should.
~Underneath the pumpkin should not feel mushy or have any give when you put pressure on it.
~The coloring of your pumpkin should be equal throughout.
~Look for mold, wrinkles, and cuts on your pumpkin. Avoid these defects.
~If the stem is green and firmly attached, its fresh!
Now that you’re ready for a family adventure in selecting your next jack-o-lantern, brew up some spiced cider and have the best Halloween yet!
Add comment October 15, 2014