Navigating Your Kids

Experiences and perspective on the School Years

February 15, 2015
by Frances
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Stop the Insanity: Drilling and Testing in the Early Years–Part 2

If you are a parent of one of these fabulous kindergarten or pre-K kids who are not interested in ‘school’ as it is, do not let yourself be isolated and intimidated and second-guess yourself.  You know much more about your … Continue reading

December 6, 2014
by Frances
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Sounds Great Until You See What You Are Getting…..

For those who are paying attention, there continues to be a nationwide movement, an awakening of parents, students, and teachers to the headlong rush of increasing government control in public education.   Parents and teachers, often intimidated by the repercussion to … Continue reading

October 12, 2014
by Frances
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If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor….

A few years ago a group of politicians and insurance executives got together to rescue the 15% of the American population from a lack of  health insurance.  Not lack of access to health care, mind you…..but a lack of health … Continue reading

April 27, 2014
by Frances
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What Would You Do If This Were YOUR Child?

There are no doubt many bad policies put into place before we ever arrive into any given circumstance.  I am becoming increasingly aware of the similarities of government control in both healthcare and public education.  With the implementation of Obamacare … Continue reading

April 1, 2014
by Frances
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The Scam: SAT and ACT and What They Have Become: Part 1

For  decades,  an unavoidable step on the road to college acceptance has been getting through one or both of the standardized tests of ‘college readiness’.  We all have played the game,  jumped through this hoop….it’s just what you had to … Continue reading