Building a Better Student: Plugging the Summer Brain Drain

As kids, we loved our summer breaks. As parents and teachers, we sometimes wonder if it derails a kid’s progress in school. Often referred to as “the summer brain drain,” the worry is that too much down time allows students to not only fritter away what they might have learned in the previous school year, […]

Would You Let Small Boys Play With Matches?

I taught my 6 year olds how to light matches the other day. More importantly, I taught them how to put them out safely. Do I recommend that everyone just run out and buy matches for their young sons? Nope. However. Hubby mentioned the other day how much older the boys seemed to act after […]