Girl becomes the youngest to summit all 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks at just 4 years old

By Catherine Thorbecke for goodmorningamerica.com A little girl from upstate New York who loves the great outdoors became the youngest person ever to climb all 46 high peaks in the Adirondack Mountains at just 4 years old. Maebh Nesbitt, now 5, completed the task just two days before her 5th birthday in late July. “I had a dream when she was in my…

ASK Dr. Blank: What are the key issues to consider in preparing for IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings?

A parent is a child’s most powerful advocate. In that role, one of the most important factors is ensuring that you have the information needed to make the IEP process as productive as possible. Knowledge of your child, the school system, and federal and state laws and regulations is invaluable. In addition, the following tips will be helpful. If you…

This Is How To Make Your Kids Successful: 4 Secrets From Research

By bakadesuyo.com You want your kids to grow up and be more than just… older. You want them to be successful and fulfilled. But it’s a daunting challenge for a parent. Never mind that the price of 4 years of college looks like a phone number these days. You also get a lot of conflicting advice. Truth is, there are…

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee

The touching tale of A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead is one of Reading Kingdom’s recommended picture books for kids. The book is reviewed by Melissa G. of Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know:• Friendship and compassion are key themes in this story.• This picture book was a great new addition for 2010.• Worth the…

Why Being Bored Is Good

By Mark Kingwell for The Walrus Boredom is one of the most common human experiences, yet it seems continually to defy complete understanding. We all know what it is to feel bored, but what exactly prompts, constitutes, or follows from the condition of boredom is far less obvious. Is boredom a function of leisure? Does boredom tangle desire or personal conditions,…