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Dear Next Generation

Dear Parents, I wrote this for the Epoch Times which features letters from their readers to the Next Generation. There may be some tips you can use on your parenting journey, http://theparentsolutions.com/dear-next-generation/ Dear Next Generation, 1/24/21 Listen Listen more than you speak. Pick your mentors carefully. Learn from those who know more than you do.…

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PROGRESSIVE PARENTING POOP

Progressive Parenting Poop By James L. Casale   Did you ever wonder why this current generation is filled with so many “snowflakes”? These are the kids who were awarded a trophy even if they came in last. Generally speaking, our current young people can’t seem to cope with anything and our education institutions comply. When…

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How Valuable Are Kindergarten Teachers?

  My boyhood friend, Guy Protano is so excited and full of pride for his outstanding kindergarten teacher granddaughter that he asked me to write an article about her. I will share her story later in this article. Her name is Nicole King. My opinion on why kindergarten teachers are so valuable is based on…

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Don’t Live Next to a Candy Store

Don’t Live Next to a Candy Store By James L. Casale   On October 31, 1998, my grandson, Christian James Casale, was born at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City. Happy birthday to the so-far-tallest Casale. I used to be the titleholder of the tallest Casale at a towering 5’9”. This was considered tall…

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How Can Parents Survive the Pandemic and Beyond? Routines, Routines, Routines

  How Can Parents Survive the Pandemic and Beyond? Routines, Routines, Routines By James L. Casale  Introduction: The current state of affairs has plunged ordinary households into an abyss of chaos, confusion, bewilderment, curiosity, and panic, aka “What the hell do we do now?” Parents didn’t sign up for this “school stuff.” We pay taxes,…

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Cap’ n Crunch vs Cartoons and Screen Time

Cap’ n Crunch vs. Cartoons and Screen Time By James L. Casale Dear Parents, 14 October 2019 Do you ever read the obituaries? I have been reading them for years but I am particularly attracted to the ones in the Wall Street Journal which chronical the lives of iconic business professionals, scientists, and other obscure…

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Is There a Secret to a Successful Charter School?

Letter to the Editor, (WSJ) 9/21/19 Robert Pondiscio’s, The Secret of a Charter School’s Success? Parents, is no secret. Parent participation in a child’s education has been an established fact well before the results of the 1966 Coleman Report. The largest study of its kind up to that point concluded that more resources, even for…

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Parents, Leadership, and Humility

Parents, Leadership, and Humility by James L. Casale Humility is a leadership trait. Parents are, for better or worse, leaders who can influence their children and their children’s children. Sam Walker, writing in the WSJ,offers searing evidence that heroic individuals who act calmly in life-or-death situations do so because they are true leaders who are…

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Dear Parents Who May Be Sending Their Children To College

Dear Parents, 8/28/19 If you have recently sent your child off to college or will soon, please read this most informative article in the WSJ (8/24-25/19) by Drs. Anthony Rostain & Janet Hibbs, Is Your Child Emotionally Ready for College? https://www.wsj.com/search/term.html?KEYWORDS=Is%20Your%20Child%20Emotionally%20Ready%20For%20College%3F&mod=searchresults_viewallresults As a grandparent who has three grandchildren in college and as an author of…

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