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How To Talk To Your Teen About Bullying

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 16, 2019 | Categories: Education, Parenting
talk about bullying

The fact that previous generations of tweens and teens didn’t have cyberbullying to contend with may be a contributing factor in what seems like the rising desperation of victims. It’s not easy talking to your teen about bullying, especially if you don’t already have open communication going on between you and your teens. Tragically, a […]

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The Path to Graduation for High School Seniors

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: May 11, 2019 | Categories: Education
Graduation

This is a sponsored post. All opinions about preparing for graduation are 100% my own. High School Graduation. These words strike fear in my heart. With that said, you may guess that I have a teenager in high school. And you would be right. It’s not a task for the weak of heart, and it […]

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How to Motivate Your Teen to Get a Scholarship

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: May 1, 2019 | Categories: Education
college

This is a sponsored post. All opinions on how to motivate your teen to get a scholarship are 100% my own. College is becoming increasingly important all the time to the future of any job seeker. But college tuition rates continue to spiral upwards each year. For this reason, encouraging your teen to find and […]

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ACT Test Prep: Everything You Need to Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 26, 2018 | Categories: Education
ACT test prep

ACT test prep is at the forefront of many teens and their parent’s minds right now, especially if you have an upcoming junior or senior in your household. As your preparing for college, your teenager needs to prepare for the ACT test and possibly the SAT, as well. Our son is taking a mock ACT […]

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Education is Fun When You Start with Science

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 30, 2018 | Categories: Education
STEM education Start with Science #startwithscience

We have always encouraged the love of science with our son. Every subject is important but the love for science and hands on learning is crucial for his future. Thanks to brands like today’s sponsor, Everywhere Society on behalf of Orkin,  for promoting and encouraging that spark, but most importantly recognizing that our children’s futures […]

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Release the Entrepreneurship Spirit in your Teen

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: March 8, 2018 | Categories: Careers, Education
teen entrepreneurship

The world is a beautiful place, but it can also be a challenging one.  Nowhere is this truer than for those just entering the business world.  It can be tough to make the transition from full-time student to full-time job holder. This is why you need to cultivate and release a strong sense of entrepreneurship […]

An Educational Road Trip Is the Cure For Winter Blues

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: January 2, 2018 | Categories: Education
Educational road Trip

It’s a brand new year, and as this year unfolds we find ourselves right in the middle of a winter cold snap, hiding out in our homes from sub-freezing temperatures. At times like this, I find my mind wandering to thoughts of warmer weather and wanting to take a safe and educational road trip. The […]

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Paying For Dissertation Writing Service

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 27, 2017 | Categories: Education
Paying for dissertation writing service

Writing a dissertation is like writing a long essay on a particular subject, especially those written by a student for a doctoral study. A dissertation starts with an introduction, has a body, a conclusion, bibliography and an appendix, quite similar to a thesis which is a project carried out by a student at the end […]

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School Blues: Why Doesn’t My Kid Want to Go

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 24, 2017 | Categories: Education, Parenting
school blues and why your kids don't want to go to school

There can be various reasons why kids don’t want to go to school. There could be bullying, a psychological issue, a problem with teachers or discomfort in the school environment. Contrary to belief, not every kid adapts to the school model. Many find it very difficult indeed, often due to the lack of structure in […]

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My Son’s 10 Favorite Children’s Books That Inspire Reading

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 16, 2017 | Categories: Education

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyLiteracyStory #DGMyStoryEntry #CollectiveBias From the time my son was in utero, I read to him. As soon as we found out we were expecting my son, we started buying children’s books. Before we shopped for the first baby […]

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