4-9-2008 News Summary for Parents

Breaking News

WSJ: Teachers Using Videos in the Classroom

Numerous Suicides on Nantucket Island

New Gadgets to Monitor Your Kids While they Drive (genius)

WSJ: Parents Must Be Certified to Homeschool

College Admissions is Really Going Virtual: College Week Live Now Open

Fun Stuff and Articles of Interest

Skype Phone Great Choice for Teens (thank you Calm Tech Coach)

Two Angry Moms: Saving School Lunches


NYT Discussion of Parental Spyware

Dallas News: When Your Teen Wants to Re-Decorate their Room

NatureMom: Alternative Parenting, love this article on parenting that goes against the grain.

Article about mother’s dealing with their kids being diagnosed with everything— ADD, Celiacs, ADHD, Bi-Polar….

Coke and McDonalds are Teen’s Favorite Brands

Courtesy of The Clutter Diet Blog, love these two sites to help families organize their chores, schedules grocery lists, etc: www.cozi.com www.airset.com

Seriously: Big Brother Teen Edition

My Picks of the Week


From: ALotToLose.com

New Computer Game to Help Kids Brush Their Teeth (video included!)

Article of the week: “I can’t Stand my kid!” by the Mentor Mom

High Schools are Giving Parents “Grades” and Incentives to Participate They have actually made a parent honor roll at this school! Love the idea.

Hear my podcast interview with Adventures in Parenting here.

I was interviewed by Sue Blaney of Please Stop the RollerCoaster and she wrote a wonderful and informative article about my views on parenting (thanks Sue!)

I was also interviewed by Dr Barbara Holstein this week!

I wrote an article and did and interview at Open Education blog for teachers connecting with younger generations of students.


Visit my new: Ask-A-Question Page

Get ready…I will be publishing an ebook in the next few weeks, be sure to sign up on my ebook newsletter to get the announcements! (If you are already on my email lists, then you are already signed-up!)

I put my Drugs and Alcohol series on an easy to find page along with a page for my growing up online series.


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