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  Pamela is an RN, MSN/Ed. Pamela is a mother of 6 amazing children ages 11 to 24. She is a nurse educator and loves to travel overseas to work in medical clinics and teach health-related topics to schools and communities. She has been married to her best friend, Steve, for 29 years. She has many different interests including reading, writing (NOT arithmetic!), baking, teaching, and spending time with her family. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and two youngest ...

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Ask a Teacher: Should I read to a baby?

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This is an easy one. Yes! read to your baby before they are born. They love your voice. Then read to them as soon as they come out. This will help you spend quality time together. I read chick lit to my daughter for the first 6 months of her life. I needed something to do while feeding her. I was also so sleep deprived that it was the only thing I could miss a couple of pages and still get the plot. We now read together as a family before bed. We also read as soon as my son gets home from school ...

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Ask a Teacher

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The Morning Routine It just dawned on me as I was buying my son's new backpack for kindergarten, because "Mom, Diego is so preschool", that school is almost here. I am excited for my son to begin his educational journey. I am not excited for the crazy twist that this will put in our morning routine. We have also decided that our son needs to take responsibility for his things. So, I suggest a visual schedule. I also suggest you make this with your child so they have ownership of their chart. ...

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Library: A Great Resource for the Whole Family

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We talk a lot about our families and saving money. We also talk about educating ourselves and our children. The best place to do both of those things is the library. The library is the best place to save money. How? Well they have books, movies, video games, free internet, and community activities. How do I save money? Well, I use the library. I read books very quickly and I was spending hundreds of dollars on books. I now go online and reserve my books and I the library calls me when they are ...

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Ask The Teachers

A teacher is someone from who you can learn from. We met this amazing women Gina from the Proactive Black Parenting Blog Spot on one of our blog sites. I love her. I think you will as well. Here is an article she wrote on Gratitude Here are the ten ways to teach it Gratitude is a virtue that is taught. We come into this world utterly selfish beings.At first, we only give in ways that bring good things back to us We are naturally thankful for good and pleasant things. But we may not naturally ...

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Ask The Teachers

Teaching what is just enough… How do you raise children that aren’t greedy? I had a lovely conversation with a student at our coupon workshop and she disclosed to me that people used to take advantage of the free food given by the local churches. The churches had to come together to create a single place to distribute food to make sure everyone got their fair share. It got me thinking, were these adults raised to be greedy? Is this nature or nurture? I am not sure but I know what we do at our ...

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