"We really do ask women to do it all—and then we don’t even pay them for it."
The best way to get your kid off Xbox is to say mildly embarrassing things while they're on the mic with their friends.
My 11yo (boy) is singing, "I'm a VSCO girl, in a VSCO world, it's scrunchietastic, it's hydroflastic!" to the tune of Barbie Girl 🤣🤣
I haaaaate when people say kids these days don't play outside or are addicted to screens.
At any given time I have 4-15 kids in my yard.
Maybe it's the adults who are addicted to screens...
I agree with this do-over philosophy.
Maybe a point is deducted for lateness, or you can no longer get 100 after 2 tries, or some stipulation to show accountability and timeliness, but this is totally valid. Redoing it shows that they care to get it right!
My son's Language Arts teacher allowed them to resubmit written assignments for a potential higher grade after editing and making corrections-- that's how writing works! Few things are once and done. The most highly esteemed writers have editors, and submit many, many rounds of rewrites; why should kids be expected to get it right on the first try?
I don't understand how I have friends sending kids to college!
I mean, when I had my first son 13 years ago, I started to read "mommy blogs" and join online communities of people with toddlers and little kids, so if I do the math, I guess it works out...but then no, wait-- aren't they still babies?!
This is great. Gives us a lot to think about.
Teach your kids to be smart online. It matters.
I would bet that 90% of people who think they know what their kids are doing online, actually don't. (I'm not judging; it's hard!)
With a love of children and a passion for reading and writing, Kelly decided to share her experiences with others through the pages of the Crib Notes book and site.
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