It has been called the “rug rat race.” From Baby Einstein to Kumon, we have believed that children’s success in school and life is based on cognitive skills — what we measure on IQ and standardized tests — and that the best way to achieve is more...
Our guest post this week is written by a Mom-With-App and author who published her story through PicPocketBooks. I especially like these articles because they demonstrate the variety of modern options for publishing creative works.
From a young age, I dreamt of creating my own picture book.
Inspiration first struck with my son Dominic. I wrote and illustrated my first book Under Bright Rays and Sparkling Stars over the course of about a year. I didn’t think to seek out guidance or critiques back then. I just blindly submitted the book dummy to publishing house after publishing house, and got back rejection letter after rejection letter. Disappointed, I let my book go back to being just a dream.
Inspiration struck again some ten years later when my sweet Cassia reached the fun little age we refer to as “the terrible twos.” Sweet became sweet and sassy, and one day when she was acting, well, two, I found myself saying, “Don’t be sassy, Cassie.” And it hit me. I heard my words and just knew, that was the title of my next book.
But a title isn’t a book ... click/tap to read more ...
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The average amount parents took from savings was £50.26, while 16 per cent admitted to taking at least £100 from their child.
When it comes to academic achievements and exam results, Four C’s could be seen as being a ‘bad’ outcome. However, the term “Four C’s” can also apply to a hugely important set of life skills. And in this sense, any parent would be immensely proud of a child who develops these skills and achieves the Other Four C’s.
Your kids are watching -- that's the reminder for parents from a financial expert who said, when it comes to money, and surviving this economy, you’re a role model for your kids, even if you don’t realize it.
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