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“A word can’t be broken. It serves as a reminder; a filter. It’s who you want to be instead of what you regret.”
Does dangling goods in front of children as a reward for good behavior or yanking them away as a form of punishment contribute to materialism when those kids grow up?
Start here: “We need to talk about Internet pornography; there are a few things I want to be sure you know,” and continue to the things your family considers the most important.
This Poetry Pairing features Leah Umansky’s poem “Khaleesi Says” and the Op-Ed column “Bring Me My Dragons!” by Maureen Dowd.
The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Ruffians Living By Pillage, Underwater Nightclubs and Other Predictions for 2015
In 1906, The Times reviewed a new book, “The Doomsman,” that was all about what the year 2015 would be like after a “terror” had extinguished “some 99 percent of the human race” and “all the desperate characters from the whole country” had flocked to New York City.
Whether you live in a big city or a small town, we’re all annoyed by public rudeness. What behavior drives you most crazy? Why?
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 1 article, “Ferret Fanciers, Ruffled by Ban, Are Eager for New York City to Lift It.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?
A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.
Professor Converse, in “The American Voter,” concluded with three co-authors in 1960 that most voters were remarkably uninformed and based their preferences largely on party affiliation.
Even Chicago, which prides itself on toughing out fierce winters, told students to stay home as wind chills were predicted to hit 27 degrees below zero.
In keeping with the frugal spirit of January, this month, we’ll be buying little, and using up a lot.
Because wealthier, better educated parents ‘redshirt’ while others don’t, a kindergarten classroom can include 4-year-olds who have never been to preschool and can’t sit still, and 6-year-olds who are fluently reading chapter books and ready for advanced math.
Families and parents using GoFundMe for what should be small setbacks like car repairs and rent increases have been all over my social media of late.
In this lesson we encourage students to become historians — to read original Times reporting on the Selma marches and uncover important distinctions between primary and secondary sources.
With deployment hanging over our heads, 2015 will come with incredible challenges for our marriage, our children and ourselves. I’m resolving to take care of myself as well as my children, accept help when we need it, give it where we can and appreciate our beautiful mess.