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We hate testing too

We hate testing too
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We’re sick of standardised testing and having to “teach to the test.”

Here are 5 great tips to help your child deal with ‘exam stress’. 

Technology has changed kids’ behaviour (for the worse)

Technology has changed kids’ behaviour (for the worse)
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Kids used to go out and play after school and resolve problems on their own. Now, with computers and TV, they lack the skills to communicate. They don’t know how to get past hurt feelings without telling the teacher and having her fix it.

Learn how to talk to your kids about online safety. 

We notice your kid’s manners

We notice your kid’s manners
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When I hear a loud belch, I remember that a student’s manners are a reflection of his parents’.

Here are 17 forgotten manners every parent should teach their child. 

Every kid is special… But…

Every kid is special… But…
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Your child may be the centre of your universe, but I have to share mine with 25 others.

Here are 7 ways kids can be annoying… and what you can do about it. 

Mobile phones can be a huge distraction

Mobile phones can be a huge distraction
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Please help us by turning off the texting feature on your child’s phone during school hours.

Why aren’t we compensated more?

Why aren’t we compensated more?
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Guys who dribble a ball for a couple of hours a game can make up to $20 million a year. We educate future leaders and make about $51,000 a year.

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We wear a lot of hats

We wear a lot of hats
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We take on the role of mother, father, psychologist, friend, and adviser every day. Plus, we’re watching for learning disabilities, issues at home, peer pressure, drug abuse and bullying.

If you talk about it at home, we know about it

If you talk about it at home, we know about it
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Kids dish on your secrets all the time: money, religion, politics, even Dad’s vasectomy.

Want to get us a gift?

Want to get us a gift?
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Please, no more mugs, frames or stuffed animals. A gift card to a book or stationary store is more than enough. A thank-you note: even better.

Thank goodness for public holidays!

Thank goodness for public holidays!
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We love three-day weekends as much as your kid does.

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