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How to Convince Teens to Stay in School

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of teenagers who drop out of high school is around 8 percent. That means that for every 1,000 out-of-work individuals, 80 are facing an already difficult-to-crack job market without even the most basic education. Parents and teachers can unite to convince these kids, one by one, that staying in school is the best choice for their future success and happiness.

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Ode to the Single Parents

Its quite common to hear someone say Im a single parent this week when their husband/wife/partner is out of town due to work obligations. I certainly know that experience; Daddy-o is away on average four days a week. Its no easy feat for a mama of six and it certainly takes its toll – but however tricky, you wont catch me referring to myself as a single parent.

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Trick-or-Treat Dos and Don’ts

The yearly Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating incites giddy excitement from kids of all ages. Children get the chance to dress up in their favorite costumes, and adults in the community enjoy seeing the costumed kids knocking at their door. The safety of the children is the biggest priority on Halloween night. Safety strategies should be among families’ trick-or-treating tips.