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Help Them Prepare but Let Them Perform: A Striking Realization

I am a helicopter parent, and I am not alone. Lisa Belkin, a blogger for the New York Times, admits to many of the same tendencies I exhibit. This school year I am determined to let go of the reins a little. I want to do my best to help my children prepare for their academic careers as well as the social challenges they will face while at the same time encouraging them to strike out on their own a bit.
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The End of Print as We Know It?

As far as reading goes, while I still read books, I now spend copious amounts of time reading material on the Internet - much more than I do reading from the pages of reference books or magazines. It's amazing to me that in fewer than a dozen years of my life, my experience of text has changed so drastically that now much of it happens electronically.
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Resolution for the Year of the Rat

Let us hold on to our promises to kids – for California, to really make this the “Year of Education,” for the U.K. to encourage others to make this the “National Year of Reading” – and stop for a moment and make a resolution to see education as something beyond the books, classroom lessons, and homework assignments – to see the face of real children whose lives affect us and are affected by us. Let’s make this year, perhaps this era, one for the prosperity of our children and youth.
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Alternate Materials:  Engaging the Reluctant Reader

When it comes down to it, whether our kids are reading "the classics" or Sports Illustrated for Kids shouldn't be our greatest concern. Really, the question is whether they are reading at all. And if we can find materials to engage them, they will!
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Freedom Writers

As I see it, when kids truly want to learn something - especially from curricula that encourage them to deal with real life issues like race and violence, while helping them develop strong enough literacy skills to make it to college - we do them more of a disservice by not allowing them to explore those materials.
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