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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 […]

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 […]

It’s Back to School Time and We’re Taking the PURELL 30-Day Challenge #PURELLChallenge

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 12, 2015 | Categories: Family and Health

This post was sponsored by GOJO Industries, the makers of PURELL®Advanced Hand Sanitizer. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I still can’t believe that summer break is over and my son started back to school last Thursday. He is in is first full week of school this week and although I […]

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 […]

Best Buy Education Sweepstakes @BestBuyEdu #BestBuyEducationEntry

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 18, 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. Education is near and dear to me. I always loved school, from Kindergarten through college (with the exception of maybe two courses). I LOVE teachers! My fourth grade teacher still makes […]

It’s So Easy to Help Kids in Your Own Communities with @Champions4Kids #sponsored #SIMPLEGiving

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 21, 2014 | Categories: Causes, Children

I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. I recently became aware of a wonderful program that helps […]

How Teachers Change Lives & Adopt-a-Classrooom #TeachersChangeLives #ad #CGC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 17, 2014 | Categories: Causes, Children, Education

In fourth grade I fell in love with my teacher. No not a crush on a male teacher, but a true admiration and respect and love for my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Curry. I loved all my previous teachers from Kindergarten through third grade, but not the same kind of love I felt for Mrs. […]

Parenting Made Easy: How To Talk To Your Teen About Bullying

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 8, 2013 | Categories: Children, Education, Guest Posts, Parenting

Guest Post Image by nist6ss 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. Tragically, a number of young people today see suicide as a solution to their plight, which is why it is […]

5 Reasons Smartphones Should Be Allowed in Classrooms

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 12, 2013 | Categories: Education, Guest Posts, iPhone, Technology

Guest Post Image Source As technology changes, adults are having to adapt to the way the world works now as opposed to how it did 10-15 years ago. For teachers and educators, technology has had incredible benefits recently, but there are also some negatives to the advancement in technology. Now that so many younger children […]

5 Tips for Making School Easier on Children with Cerebral Palsy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 26, 2012 | Categories: Children, Education, Guest Posts, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source As a parent, you want to see your child as happy and healthy as they can be. When your child is diagnosed with a disability, however, it can be tempting to show pity and remorse over their condition. Doing so can actually make it more difficult for them on the playground […]