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How To Talk To Your Teen About Bullying

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 8, 2018 | Categories: Education, Parenting
talk about bullying

The fact that previous generations of tweens and teens didn’t have cyber bullying 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, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Education is Fun When You Start with Science

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 30, 2016 | 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 […]

Robotic Arm by Hexbug for STEM Education

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 28, 2016 | Categories: Education, Gadgets, Technology
STEM learning with Vex Robotics Robotic Arm by Hexbug from Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. My son has always loved science, tech, and engineering, and even if math isn’t is favorite subject, he happens to be just naturally good at it. He’s also got a love […]

It Starts with One Voice – He Named Me Malala Documentary #HeNamedMeMalala #withMalala

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 30, 2015 | Categories: Causes, Movies

I had the great honor to be part of a conference call with Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday, along with some fellow bloggers. When I say, “great honor”, I sincerely mean it. Even though we could not see each other, just hearing her voice coming through my phone, left me awe-struck. Malala is a soft spoken […]

Get SanDisk Memory Cards for Back to School at Best Buy #SanDisk

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 10, 2015 | Categories: Education

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. My son started back to school this past Thursday… yeah, I know, way too early, but he will be on a balanced school schedule this year and I’m excited about that. […]

Discover How the Latest Technology & Best Buy Can Transform the Classroom #BestBuyEducationEntry

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 5, 2015 | Categories: Education, Technology

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. My son understands technology more than I do, and he’s twelve. Technology is all he’s ever known. He was born in an age of high-tech and because of this kids just […]

4 Reasons to Consider Attending an International Boarding School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 10, 2015 | Categories: Education, Travel

Guest Post If you’re thinking of attending boarding school or if your parents are thinking of sending you to boarding school, an international boarding school may be a better option that one in the U.S. There are four reasons in particular to consider boarding overseas (or in Canada) rather than stateside. 1. Academics You’re already […]

Back to School Tips for a Student at a New School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 26, 2014 | Categories: Children, Education, Parenting, Tips

Attending a new school is a very difficult thing for kids. New friends, social structures, surroundings and support systems hit them like a ton of bricks on that first day of school. It can all become a little bit overwhelming if you don’t prepare them for it. Being the new kid is not always easy, […]