Raising Charitable Kids

I want my kids to be very aware of the world outside their safe little nest. As heartbreaking as it may be, I want them to know that there are many people living with hurt, need, hardship and loss. It isn't always an easy line for a parent to walk--I don't want to heap guilt upon my children (the whole "clean-your-plate-because-of-the-starving-children-in-Africa" routine). I do want them to enjoy what we've been given with thankful hearts. But I believe a healthy awareness of the need around them is good for a child. ...more


It sounds like you're doing a wonderful job with a very difficult but very important ...more

Kids & Charitableness

Most of my charitable efforts have been animal related. I've been active in animal rescue, especially that of bully breeds like Boxers and Pit Bulls, for years now and my girls have been attending rescue events with me since birth. For me, dogs are so much easier to be giving towards - I'm definitely an animal person and I always have been. Recently, I've been trying to get more active in charities relating to people, mainly children. ...more

Late last year I was wondering how difficult it would be to do one charitable act each day. I ...more

Are TV Shows Getting Teen Girls Pregnant?

Do television shows like "Sex and the City" and "Gossip Girl" encourage teen girls to get pregnant?  Well that's the finding of a Rand Health study published last week in the November issue of Pediatrics.  According to a New York Daily news article by Jane H. Furse about the study: Rand Corp. behavioral scientist Anita Chandra found teens who watched the sexiest shows were twice as likely to become pregnant over the next three years as those who watched few such programs. ...more

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The Ten Facts of Academic Success (Book: Your Study Room Is Under New Management)

From New York City's  Premier Learning Specialist, Sharon Rose Sugar   ...more

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