Georgina Guirguis

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32 American Presidents Share Their Best Life Advice

Some of them hated it. Some of them loved it. All of them learned from it.<p>Since George Washington's inauguration, 43 men have occupied the White House to perform one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Some defined their terms with great accomplishments or grave misjudgments; others barely …

Letting Go of Your Past

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The Day I Broke My Son's Heart

I crushed him. I broke his tiny hero heart. I went too far. I yelled too loudly. I yelled one too many times. My patience was pushed to its breaking point and I broke him. His eyes spilled with tears and his head hung defeated.<p>Jack is energy. Jack is creativity. Jack is motion. Jack is mischief. …

Raising a Compassionate Child

<i>Wisdom and compassion are not given to us, they can only be discovered through experience -- if we are open to letting go of what we know, or believe we know. SAJ</i><p>Motherhood is a clear path to compassion and I imagine fatherhood is no different. Setting limits and saying "no" to our children is …

5 Things You Should Know About Families Dealing With Disability

Disability is part of my family's daily life and it has been since my oldest daughter was born with a chromosomal abnormality over seven years ago. My daughter's genetic disorder resulted in a variety of disabilities, both cognitive and physical, that impact nearly every aspect of our lives. …

What to Do When Your Child Feels Invisible Around Other People

We humans are social beings. We have a fundamental need to belong and feel connected and valued by our peers. Yet social exclusion is, unfortunately, something that most of us experience at some point in our lives. Who hasn't felt invisible at school, at work, or at some social gathering they've …

Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling

When you think of storytelling from a traditional perspective, you might conjure up any of these images of Danny Kaye telling a story to a group of …

I Can't Get My Husband to Parent MY Way!

<i>My husband and I did not have good role models growing up. Both of our parents shouted and intimidated to get their kids to cooperate, and that is how we parented for a long time. But I have made a lot of effort to learn better approaches -- including what I read in your column -- and things with</i> …

Puberty Coming Earlier for U.S. Girls

A new study has confirmed what many have observed--that American girls are hitting puberty and younger and younger ages. Reuters has more on new research that attributes the drop in the puberty age to a rise in childhood obesity, among other factors:<p>Researchers found African American girls started …

Please Don't Assume My Kids Can't Behave in a Restaurant

My 2-year-old son wiggled in the high chair, happily nibbling on the snacks spread before him as I looked over the menu, enjoying my napping 4-month-old daughter beside me.<p>The hostess approached the table next to ours, sweeping her arm out to encourage an older couple to have a seat. The woman took …

5 Lessons Learned From Listening to Kids

As editor of <i>Highlights</i> magazine, I get tens of thousands of letters from kids every year. Following the tradition of the magazine's founders, I, along with my fellow editors, respond to each of those letters. This practice is one of the most profound ways we learn about kids and expand our sense of …

20 Things Your Child Needs From You When Things Change

We all know the old adage, "The only thing permanent is change," and it is doubly true for families. Inside that constantly rolling ball of family transitions tumbles around changes in the stages, needs and roles of each family member's life, as well as the dynamics of the family unit as a …

How to be a Holiday Hero

It's November now, the month of Thanksgiving, and it's also the month when our children start rehearsing seriously for their school holiday programs. Singing, dancing, holding signs; whatever it is they're doing, they're preparing to be "at their best" for their parents and their community.<p>When I …

Apple: “Our Business Does Not Depend on Collecting Personal Data”

Apple on Tuesday published a formal report on federal government data requests and in so doing became the first tech company to disclose such …

Ten Quick Strategies to Increase Motivation

It helps students who have highly unstructured home lives, as is the case for so many urban youth, to understand that your requests are serious and …

How to see which apps drain the battery most in Mavericks

While efficient hardware and software can help preserve energy, the greatest drain on your laptop's battery will largely be the programs that you use. For instance, if you decide to encode a lengthy high-quality movie file, then you will ramp up all cores of your processor to their maximum, and …

Batteries

Make Like a Montessori Mama: Part 4 - Shape Activities

Part 4 of the “Make like a Montessori Mama” series is definitely my favorite, it’s right up our alley. C loves creating pictures with his Magnetic …

Design Your Dream Home With Live Interior 3D For Mac [Deals]

Ever wondered what your house would look like if you added an extra room? What about a new set of furniture? Stop wondering and start building the home of your dreams right on your Mac.<p>Whether you’re a casual user looking to redesign your home or a professional designer preparing a mockup for …

Interior Design

Nutella Espresso Rolls

Dessert

Mozzarella and Basil Bread

I tend to make a lot of dishes that involve tomatoes and basil during the summer, when my garden is full of fresh tomatoes. Caprese salad is one of …

Bite Size Strawberry Shortcakes

As long as you have fresh strawberries, you can never go wrong with making a strawberry shortcake for dessert. But strawberry shortcakes can get a …

Cookies n' Cream Blondies

The combination of chocolate cookies with a vanilla cream filling is so good that it’s not surprising that Oreos are the best selling cookie in the …

How to use Greek Yogurt in Baking

Over one third of the yogurts sold in most grocery stores are Greek or Greek-style yogurt, taking over shelf space where “traditional” yogurts once …

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Recipes

Two Case Studies: How Connected Educators Can Transform Schools

Hupp was uniquely positioned for the job since he’d worked as both a social studies teacher in the district. But he says it still took time for …