Defining Success for Your Child
Think back to how you first defined success for your child when you began to read this article. Typically, in that model, we accept our children conditionally: only when they satisfy our idea of how they should act, or what's best for them, by following the path that we feel is best. We set things up so that, in order to gain our acceptance and approval, our child must stay on the success track that we have defined, constantly achieving our conditional benchmarks. We cannot meet our children's fundamental need for acceptance this way. The hamster wheel model reminds us of the futility of this approach.
Nov 5, 2013 - 4:36:19 AM
Yellow Pages Scam
Yellow Pages Scam Targets Small Businesses Business owners, watch out! Scammers are invoicing companies for online ads they never placed and using the Yellow Pages name to lend them credibility.
Oct 9, 2013 - 6:33:25 AM
6 Steps for Defending Yourself Against Social Spam
Social media sites are appealing to spammers for various reasons. First of all, it is harder to detect spam because only 15% of all social spam has a link that can be detected as spam, according to the report. Secondly, by using social media, spammers can potentially reach millions of people with a single ad or post. Spammers have also developed a variety of ways to spread spam on social networks making it is easier to trick users with appealing visuals beyond the typical spam email.
Oct 9, 2013 - 6:11:47 AM
When Bullying leads to Suicide
The President of the national bullying prevention foundation Anna Mendez says that bullying related suicide has become the 3rd leading cause of death among kids. Anna Mendez' tragic story has been highlighted in the media in recent years. She lost her own son to suicide as a result of long-term bullying. When she campaigns against bullying, she knows what she is talking about. Now she is about to open up her heart in a new way on the subject. She has written a book called "If These Halls Could Talk," the theme of which is the harsh reality of bullying in America; the type of bullying that led to her own son's tragic suicide.
Oct 6, 2013 - 12:07:20 AM
October 9th - Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge Report
Wednesday, October 9th at 10:00 a.m. (ET), the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), the preeminent youth research center based at Tufts University's Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and one of the most frequently cited sources on young voters in the 2012 election, will release the findings of a groundbreaking report by the Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge entitled, "All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement."
Oct 2, 2013 - 12:20:36 AM
"Confessions of A Police Officer"
I learned when to shut out the world and take a mental health day. I skipped your daughter's 4th birthday party because I was thinking about the six children under the age of 10 whose mother left them unattended to go out with a friend. When the 3-year-old offered the dog the milk from her cereal bowl, the dog attacked her, tearing open her head and staining the sandbox with blood. The little girl's siblings had to pry her head out of the dog's jaws - twice.
Sep 29, 2013 - 12:07:29 AM
Your Child and the Internet
What age is appropriate for children to use the internet? Better Business Bureau recommends parents have a discussion about parameters for use of computers and smart phones before allowing youngsters to go online.
Sep 25, 2013 - 6:45:36 AM
Foods that Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer's
Sept. 21 is World Alzheimer's Day. The disease remains irreversible but that doesn't mean we can't stop it. Studies continue to show a healthful diet and exercise can reduce the risk for Alzheimer's, in some cases by more than 50 percent. Blueberries, a top brain food, are rich in anthocyanins and shown to improve learning and recall in studies at the University of Cincinnati.
Sep 20, 2013 - 6:13:09 AM
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Guide for the Perplexed, 2013
Columbus arrived in America on Friday afternoon, October 12, 1492, the 21st day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, the Jewish year 5235, the 7th day of Sukkot, Hoshaa'na' Rabbah, which is a day of universal deliverance and miracles... The Sukkah must remain unlocked, and owners are urged to invite (especially underprivileged) strangers in the best tradition of Abraham, who royally welcomed to his tent three miserable-looking strangers/angels.
Sep 17, 2013 - 7:03:08 AM
Lessons from Chartering
Political polarization is an ugly reality in this country. With the country sharply divided over important issues like gay marriage, women's rights, and things as serious as the current crisis regarding Syria, it seems compromise has gone out the window. Ember Reichgott Junge, former Minnesota Senator and trailblazer for bipartisan initiatives, shares important insight into how politicians and policymakers can bring back "The Reform Center," or middle ground, of politics.
Sep 17, 2013 - 7:00:02 AM
Western Union & Better Business Bureau Fight Online Rental Scams?
As consumers scan the Internet for good deals, particularly on free classified websites, sophisticated scammers are poised to prey on unsuspecting people. The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, and Better Business Bureau (BBB) today announced efforts to promote awareness of scams involving internet transactions for rental properties.
Sep 14, 2013 - 12:13:05 AM
Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed, 2013
Rosh Hashanah is the only Jewish holiday which is celebrated - for two days in Israel and elsewhere - on the first day of the month. Shofar Blowing Commemoration Day (Leviticus 23) is one of the names of Rosh Hashanah. One can avoid - rather than repeat - past mistakes by learning from history. The more one remembers, the deeper are the roots and the greater is one's stability and one's capability to withstand storms of pressure and temptation. The more stable/calculated/moral the beginning of the year (Rosh Hashanah), the more constructive will be the rest of the year.
Aug 31, 2013 - 12:03:26 AM
YHWH the name of God
From 'STUMBLE Upon' comes this short article with reference to an amulet dating back to the 6th or 7th century BC which has inscribed on it the name of God YHWH. Interesting because of the number of times revisionist historians like to pretend that Israel was never a nation and that Palestine was Palestinian not Jewish.
Aug 27, 2013 - 4:45:35 AM
The risk of developing type II diabetes
As many as 5,225 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each day according to the American Diabetes Association. This is hardly surprising. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as 79 million adults in the United States are pre-diabetic, a condition that increases the risk of developing type II diabetes. In addition, the CDC estimates that another 26 million adults in America already have diabetes. While Native Americans, Asian-American, African-Americans and Mexican- American are at higher risk for developing the condition due to genetics, adults over 45 years of age are also at risk.
Aug 21, 2013 - 12:10:24 AM
Scammers Take Advantage of Obamacare Confusion
Marlborough, MA - August 20, 2013 - With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly labeled "Obamacare", on the horizon, scammers are finding it to be the latest opportunity to steal people's identities. "Scammers are calling consumers claiming they're eligible for health insurance cards in exchange for personal information," said Paula Fleming, Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the local BBB. "Providing information puts consumers at risk for identity theft so they need to ignore these calls."
Aug 21, 2013 - 12:05:08 AM
A victory over CAIR in Florida
On one side of the street the Brevard County School Board met. One of the items on its agenda was a review of a world history textbook that is flawed and biased on the subject of Islam. A number of ACT! for America members attended and one of them provided public testimony about the errors in the book.
Aug 17, 2013 - 12:15:37 AM
Tips to Protect College Students from Fraud
College students have enough to juggle when it comes to school, work and their social life. Fighting fraud often doesn't make their list of priorities. College students are susceptible to identity theft and BBB serving E. MA, ME, RI and VT recommends seven simple steps to protect themselves on campus.
Aug 14, 2013 - 1:05:32 AM
Talent Agency Scammers
Whether you're interested in a modeling career, looking to make it big in the singing industry, or hoping to break into the acting world, be on the lookout for scammers. Better Business Bureau warns that some talent agencies are just trying to make a fast buck and have no intention of keeping their promises of fame and fortune.
Jul 28, 2013 - 6:45:53 AM
'Why should I change? Why can't he/she change?'
In fact, a whole generation of Americans -- Generation Y -- has been labeled as the 'entitlement generation' where it is criticized that this generation has been raised on consumption only without any worthwhile contribution back to society. It is the prevalent "you-owe-me" attitude that is making some of the young adults never learn about accountability.
Jul 3, 2013 - 6:03:03 AM
Education Key to Stopping Scams and Financial Abuse of Seniors
June 13, 2013 -- TheWestern Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, and Better Business Bureau (BBB) today announced efforts to promote awareness of scams that target seniors. June 15th is the United Nations-designated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Jun 14, 2013 - 8:46:27 AM
A Soldier Died Today
April 25th in Australia is Anzac Day when we remember the Veterans. I recently received this in an email from an unknown original author, and although it specifically refers to Anzac Day, the sentiments expressed are as applicable to the U.S.A. as they are to Australia and New Zealand.
Apr 28, 2013 - 5:13:32 AM
Successful Addiction Treatment
Richard Taite didn't know if he would ever experience a normal life. Ten years ago, it was unclear whether or not he'd even survive his addiction. Addicted to cocaine, briefly homeless, living on an occasional Big Mac and not sleeping, he was constantly at war with his inner demons. Like many addicts, Taite tried everything he knew to overcome his addiction but every effort failed. Each failure decimated the little self-esteem he still had.
Feb 3, 2013 - 1:20:41 AM
Men absolutely hate that!
Hellen Chen's unique stories of helping single men and women to overcome the "hardships" of love caught the attention of an award-winning director Wuna Wu and the result is a full-length documentary that features real-life love stories that started with apathy and disbelief and ended up in marriage. (If you want a good education to go with a good laugh, listen to her radio interview on Youtube with 1380AM TheFan2 Sports news station in St Louis)
Feb 2, 2013 - 2:37:01 AM
School choice can save our children & our cities
Lines, sometimes blocks long, of applicants eager to give their children a better shot at an education can be seen. Unfortunately, there are a limited amount of openings compared to the overwhelming demand by parents desperate to get their children a better education. These scenes, repeated around the country, are heartbreaking, but at the same time gives a sense of hope, that something is being attempted to shake up the government education system.
Jan 29, 2013 - 1:10:40 AM
Online Dating Scams: What is Catfishing?
Unfortunately, while there's not too much that can be done after engaging in a relationship with a "catfish," there are plenty of actions you can take when you begin to get suspicious of their actions.
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:07:57 AM
Drive safely in snow/snow storms: Bridgestone Winter Tips
With the first major winter storm here and given that winter storms bring harrowing driving conditions Bridgestone would like to inform readers about how to drive safely in snow/snow storms -- what to look out for, how to react, pre-driving check, etc.
Dec 21, 2012 - 6:19:40 AM
Better Business Bureau Tips 2012
BBB officials and law enforcement note that the holiday season is a time when busy people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. They offer the following tips to help homeowners be more careful, prepared and aware during the holiday season.
Dec 14, 2012 - 5:47:34 AM
While College Funding is Cut, ILBA Coffee School is booming
Five percent; This may seem like an unimpressive amount, but amidst the US's economic gridlock and ever-stagnant incomes, the College Board's announced on Wednesday of the 5 percent national increase in tuition, this fall alone. That is 5 percent more cash that Americans struggle to budget for. In the middle of all this, an entirely different scene is played out at the Ivy League Barista Academy -- the nation's top coffee school offering barista and cafe business training.
Oct 31, 2012 - 1:48:30 AM
27th annual Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, 2012
National Family Partnership and DEA join forces for the 2012 Red Ribbon Week. The contest will target 10 regions across the United States and is offering the chance for ten schools to win a $1,000 grant for drug prevention and for Ten families to win an iPad for the home. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. In 1988 after the murder of a DEA agent, parents, youth and teachers in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs. This year, families can get involved by entering a contest to promote awareness in their neighborhoods and win a drug prevention grant for their schools.
Oct 5, 2012 - 8:34:00 PM
Free Education Resources on Constitution Day
ARLINGTON, VA - On September 17, 2012, the Bill of Rights Institute will celebrate Constitution Day with engaging educational games, videos, and activities for people of all ages, and classroom lesson plans for teachers across the country.
Sep 12, 2012 - 12:42:15 AM
Raising a Difficult Child
I strive to be a great parent. I have moments of glory and others of massive doubt and worry. Because I constantly revisit what is a good parent? And for every happy, proud moment there are a thousand small deaths endured as a parent. I die a small death every time my child gets cut from a team, left out of a birthday party or receives a bad grade.
Jun 17, 2012 - 12:30:07 AM
How To Make Your Tiny Graduate Feel Like A Big Success
June is here and graduation celebrations are popping up everywhere. I have seen many articles, news stories, and advertisements all focused on high school and college graduation. The memories of those huge life achievements are crystal clear in my mind. I can see the caps and gowns and feel the bright summer sun shining on me as I accepted my hard earned diplomas. What I could not imagine back in those days was what it would feel like to be a parent at my very first graduation ceremony. That is until this week when my one and only child graduated from preschool.
Jun 13, 2012 - 5:43:43 AM
State Impact of Allowing Stafford Loan Rate to Double
Campus Progress Releases Joint Reports on State Impact of Allowing Stafford Loan Rate to Double. The Center for American Progress, Campus Progress, and the USAction Education Fund have released reports detailing how an increase in the Stafford student loan interest rate would impact a number of states.
May 13, 2012 - 4:13:56 AM
2012 Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award
The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation presents the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award to honor a person or persons who have fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.
May 11, 2012 - 12:07:45 AM
4 Out of 5 Americans Affected by Weather-Related Disasters
"These compelling statistics reveal that it is not a matter of if - but
when - someone will be affected by a weather-related disaster. We cannot avoid Mother
Nature but we can better prepare our homes and businesses to reduce the
amount of damage she can cause."
Feb 24, 2012 - 6:31:52 AM
The Bill of Rights Institute Invests in Civics Teachers
teachers will convene in Washington, D.C. July 16-20, 2012 for a
program that will expand their knowledge of the Constitution. During the
program, participants will engage in lectures with constitutional
scholars, discussions with fellow teachers, and scholar-led visits to
historic sites including Mount Vernon, Gunston Hall, and a monument
Feb 24, 2012 - 6:05:40 AM
The Benefits of Social Media in the Classroom
With over 500 million Facebook users
alone, social media is a phenomenon that cannot be ignored. Although
some schools seem to think the answer is to ban it altogether, examples
such as the ones above seem to suggest that embracing social media can
lead to methods of teaching critical thinking to students.
Feb 5, 2012 - 12:17:01 AM
The Lack of Financial Education in Today's Youth
If schools take the time
to help children realize the importance of saving money and the
financial decisions that will help them in the future, we might be able
to prevent some of these children from finding financial distress.
Jan 29, 2012 - 12:20:37 AM
5 Things To Improve Education for Kids
According to Lisa Graham
Keegan, a senior advisor to National School Choice Week and the former
superintendent of public instruction in Arizona, there are five things
that parents can do to immediately improve their children's chances of
success in their current schools
Jan 29, 2012 - 12:17:43 AM
Behavioral Expert Beverly Flaxington
As January becomes February,
this year is proving to be just like all the others for many, as they
skip the gym or find themselves buying another pack of cigarettes. An
estimated forty percent of Americans make New Year's resolutions, but
nearly half of them admit to fully giving up by the end of the month.
Jan 26, 2012 - 2:50:35 AM