Special Feature: Back to School 2014
August 11, 2014 – 8:23 pm | No Comment

Kids Activities, After School Programs,
Back to School Products in Dallas – Ft Worth
Finding resources can be a challenge when you don’t have a whole lot of time so we’re putting together a special feature highlighting …

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Using Martial Arts Tips to Concentrate Better on Studying
September 11, 2014 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

Using Martial Arts Tips to Concentrate on Studying

Six Mental Martial Arts Tips to Make Studying Easier (and Fun!)

By Edward G. Brown

It’s back to school time. After a summer of students letting their brain go where it wanted, when it wanted, now it’s time to focus on schoolwork again. It’s time to teach the brain how to “Focal Lock.” That’s just my term for avoiding distractions and interruptions in order to bear down on the subject on which you want to concentrate.

You probably saw the same news story I did about the study that found some students can’t concentrate on their homework for more than two minutes without distracting themselves by texting, emailing or turning to social media. Even when they were trying to concentrate. How discouraging is that?

Many seem to think students should be good at concentrating just because it’s important. But you can’t expect someone to be good at math, or soccer, or the piano just because you ordered it. However, there is a specific pathway for your brain to learn these skills. And these six tactics will help: Read the full story »

The Carpathian Assignment: A Twist on the Classic Dracula Story
September 11, 2014 – 12:43 pm | No Comment
The Carpathian Assignment: A Twist on the Classic Dracula Story

Book Review: The Carpathian Assignment
by Lisa Henson
What do you think of when you think of Dracula?  Bela Lugosi playing the part in black and white?  The Bram Stoker story and its movie incarnation?  George Hamilton …

Expressions of Gratitude Art Contest for Students in K-12
September 10, 2014 – 7:40 am | No Comment
Expressions of Gratitude Art Contest for Students in K-12

Students are invited to participate in the 10th annual Thanks-Giving Foundation Expressions of Gratitude Art Contest
Expressions of Gratitude inspires students to think creatively about being grateful in different aspects of their lives.  It’s a chance …

Survey Shows 42% of Dads Leave Present Buying to Moms
September 9, 2014 – 12:47 pm | No Comment
Survey Shows 42% of Dads Leave Present Buying to Moms

Present-ential: 42% of Dads Leave All Children’s Present Buying to Moms
A survey by a leading coupon brand has revealed that Moms are the principle present buyer for children, with Dads taking a back seat when …

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale opens at DCT September 19
September 8, 2014 – 2:18 pm | No Comment
Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale opens at DCT September 19

DCT opens season with wild and whimsical musical with an eco-friendly set
Dallas Children’s Theater begins its 2014-2015 season with Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale (Sept. 19 – Oct 26), with a sensory friendly …

Keep Your Home Fun and Functional this School Year
September 8, 2014 – 12:10 pm | No Comment
Keep Your Home Fun and Functional this School Year

Functional Home Storage for School Supplies and School Papers
by Anita  Sisler
Have school papers and kids art work already begun piling up, along with that mound near the door?  Don’t be discouraged!  You can still get …

Voluntary Recall on Twix Mini-Bites for Texas (Peanut or Egg Allergy)
September 8, 2014 – 11:48 am | No Comment
Voluntary Recall on Twix Mini-Bites for Texas (Peanut or Egg Allergy)

Peanut / Egg Allergy Alert – Twix Recall Unwrapped Mini-Bites
On Sept 5, 2014, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its TWIX® Brand Unwrapped Bites 7 oz. Stand Up Pouch with the code …

State Fair of Texas, Sept 26 – Oct 19, 2014
September 4, 2014 – 5:03 pm | No Comment
State Fair of Texas, Sept 26 – Oct 19, 2014

State Fair of Texas Opens Sept. 26th and runs through Sunday, Oct. 19th.
Each year the State Fair of Texas celebrates our great state with amazing food, shopping, live music and family fun. There are hundreds …

Safety Tips for Kids who Commute to School
September 4, 2014 – 1:23 pm | No Comment
Safety Tips for Kids who Commute to School

Back to School Transportation Safety Tips
As families prepare to head back to school, it is important to familiarize parents and children with some potentially lifesaving safety tips. Buses and bicycles are two of the most …

Myths About Head Lice
September 4, 2014 – 7:00 am | One Comment
Myths About Head Lice

Common Myths About Head Lice
With the school year in full swing parents should take the time to learn about the “facts of lice” to all the conflicting myths out there about the icky hair critters …

How to Make Your College Essay Stand Out From the Crowd
August 30, 2014 – 12:22 pm | No Comment
How to Make Your College Essay Stand Out From the Crowd

Top 5 Tips for a Successful Stand Out College Essay
by Frances Kweller
It’s not too soon to start thinking about the college essay. With the SAT board announcing swift changes to the SAT’s and college essays …