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Book Review: “Family Pledge”

I noticed an uptick in sales when I contracted with the Redheaded Book Lover to review my book. If you love books as I do, you may be interested in viewing redheadedbooklover.com. The review follows:   PARENTS: In Dr. Casale’s second book of a planned trilogy on parenting strategies, he continues to inspire, encourage, and inform,…

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Why Are Asian and Indian Students So Smart?

    Why Are Asian and Indian Students So Smart? by James L. Casale, Ph.D. Are Indian and Asian students smarter than their American counterparts? Why do they seem to always excel in school? This year’s Scripps’s National Spelling Bee seemed to be dominated by students from the India region. I had a chance encounter…

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Are Gift-Giving Parents Out of Control?

  Are Gift-Giving Parents Out of Control? Or All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth and a Ferrari By James L. Casale, Ph.D. If giving is better than receiving when is giving inappropriate? This is the giving season. Shall we rain all manner of gifts upon our children, or is this time…

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Tough Love Revisited

Tough Love Revisited by James L. Casale, Ph.D. I’m a big fan of Peggy Noonan. She is a syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal. I don’t always agree with her, but I respect her opinions, and I pay attention to her views. She is a lifelong learner as this essay will prove. The mention…

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Homeschoolers: Chief Cooks and Bottle Washers

  Homeschoolers: “Chief Cooks and Bottle Washers” By James L. Casale, Ph.D. Over the past several weeks, on separate occasions, I have had the pleasurable experience of interviewing two moms on my radio show, Common Sense Parenting on w4wn.com. One mom lives in Florida; the other in Colorado. As a former classroom teacher and school…

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Was the Parkland Massacre Preventable?

In recent weeks, I visited two Palm Beach County high schools to drop off scholarship applications courtesy of the Sons of Italy Lodge in Tequesta, FL. At one campus, I was able to walk directly into the front office to state my business. At the other campus, I was met by a huge chain link…

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Tragic Fire in NYC Kills Thirteen: Was it Negligence?

  Tragic Fire in NYC Kills Thirteen. Was it Negligence? by James L. Casale Ignorance is not bliss; it’s dangerous. Remember the four-year-old boy who fell into the zoo enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2016? He was unharmed, but the gorilla was executed. The police considered charging the parents with negligence. They didn’t. They…

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Four Weeks Without the Car: Allstate’s Unintended Parenting Commercial

  “Four Weeks Without the Car”: Allstate’s Unintended Parenting Commercial By James L. Casale The current Allstate Insurance commercial airing daily on TV depicts a teenager pleading his case to his parents after he was engaged in a minor fender bender. For me, the commercial is less about Allstate’s accident forgiveness policy and more about…

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School Safety: Five Guiding Principles

  School Safety: Five Guiding Principles for Parents By James L. Casale Part 1 The number-one priority of every school must be the safety and security of students and staff. If, as a parent, you are not content with the district’s policies and procedures, you have two choices: remove your child or become an agent…

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