When my twins were almost 3, they were at an age when there was a mass exodus from Strong Start into preschool programmes. But at the time, I realized that my preschool plans for them amounted to home schooling. I asked myself if I was making the right decision.
Since 1988, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation has been the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a future of hope for children and families worldwide by eradicating pediatric AIDS; providing care and treatment for people with HIV/AIDS; and, accelerating the discovery of new treatments for other serious and life-threatening pediatric illnesses.
Quote of the Day: Emmanuelle Beart on Preserving Individuality
This is a four part series about the Blue Zone lifestyle, trying new exercise choices, the Norwegian concept of Friluftsliv and vertical gardening.
We need to talk about the feelings of anxiety or resistance that parents can feel about sending their child to school, or about their own involvement in a school community.
What questions does a recent news story raise about how serious incidents are addressed in British Columbia’s schools?
It started early on and it’s been pretty consistent – and often feels like it’s been relentless – every since. All those nattering comments about helicopter parents, pressure today, over achieving parents etc. that we hear about, in the news and in our personal conversations, can go straight to the rubbish bin. Because it’s not me tightening the screws.
Following in the footsteps of the Keats-Shelley Prize, Young Romantics is a new competition available for writers between ages 16 and 18 who would like to enter their poems and short stories. (Maximum 20 lines for poems and 1,000 words for short stories.) Each work should be inspired by the Romantic poets and refer to the theme this year – Lost Angels.
I can’t say that I expected the BC Teacher’s strike to be over by September. Yet I also can’t reconcile myself with the fact that negotiations hadn’t reached a point where mediation was possible by the end of the summer. Based on what I have read and heard, my instinct tells me that one side dug in their heels and became immovable.
It started with a short film on Vimeo about children exploring the outdoors in Norway. Since then I’ve been catching bits and bytes about the forest kindergarten/outdoor education programmes around the world on blogs, newspaper articles, Facebook and even Twitter.