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The Future Of Homeschooling New studies indicate that 75% of homeschooled children will participate in some form of online educational instruction by 2015. Plus, the number of students projected to homeschool in general will grow 9.5% annually for the next five years, reaching 4.6 million in 2015.

The Changing Public Schools

SURVEY OF THE DECADES - CHILDREN & FAMILY

Raising Children in the 2010s

Raising Children?

  1. 5-Year-Old Handcuffed, Charged With Battery On Officer - STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) -- Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. That student was 5 years old. POSTED: 2:59 PM PST NOVEMBER 23, 2011

"Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about eleven (11) things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world." I got this in one of those emails friends send around with words of wisdom or funny stuff - in the email, this is attributed to Bill Gates (as it says above). I do not know whether this is actually from Bill Gates or not, but it is sure a sign of the times - so here it is.

  1. Rule 1 : Life is not fair - get used to it!
  2. Rule 2 : The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
  3. Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
  4. Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
  5. Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: They called it opportunity.
  6. Rule 6 : If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
  7. Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
  8. Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. *This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
  9. Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. *Do that on your own time.
  10. Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
  11. Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one..

Cyberbullying: Bullies Move From The Playground To The Web

Today’s bullies have moved from the playground to the Web. Cyberbullying has grown into a big problem among middle and high school aged youths. 41% of kids report being bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once. Exactly what is cyberbullying and how can parents protect their kids?

Teach your children manners, and let them know they are to be used when online just as they are in the real world. When some other parent calls you up to complain that your kid cyber-bullied their kid, remain calm, listen and take the time to find out the truth.

If your kid is guilty, do something about it. That is YOUR job.

 
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