Aug 15 2012

Study: This is ruining your grammar

Texting could undermine grammar skills. abc NEWS

All of that texting could be having a negative effect on your child's educational health.

As mobile messaging has taken off so has an abbreviated form of text specific jargon.

A new study warns that the widespread adoption of texting could be undermining their grammar skills.

The study found the more a teen embraced shorthand while texting the poorer their use of proper English in a non-texting context.

Scientist's reporting in the journal New Media and Society say parents should impart to their kids the difference between this kind of shorthand language and expectations of school systems.

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Aug 14 2012

Spending Time with Lysa Terkeurst on Unglued

We are spending time with Lysa TerKeurst to talk about her new book Unglued. She will be sharing advice with us on how to keep from coming unglued. Share your unglued moments with her here for your chance to win the book Unglued.

Guy Title, Exploders and Stuffers

Making Changes

Thought Patterns

Soul Integrity

"We never fight"

Suffers That Collect Rocks

Crafting Responses

People Pleasing

Two Kinds of Stuffers and Two Kinds of Exploders

Full Time Ministry

Child of Age Not Leaving Home

The Perfect Storm

Position Yourself To Be Unglued

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Aug 14 2012

First Day of Kindergarten

My son starts Kindergarten this week and I found myself volunteering for 7 different things just so I could be around my son more. He will be riding the bus for the first time tomorrow. Share your first day of school moments with us here or on Facebook.

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Aug 13 2012

The Things Children Say

Our friend Debra Johnson sent us this message about her granddaughter:  “Today was first grade back to school night. I took Gracie, my granddaughter, to meet her teacher.  I tried to not look like a total frump and wore black pants, a nice little summer sweater and a top with metallic embellishment on it. Gracie looked me up and down...inspection I guess, and said, "Nana, are you trying to look all fancy, so people won't realize you are old?" I am going to miss her.

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