What Is An Island?

An island is an outcropping of land that is surrounded by water 365 days (a full year), and does not completely submerge at any time during that year. Additionally, the outcropping must support at least one tree in order to be called an island. Size does not matter. As long as the tree can be […]

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The Selfless Guidance Of A Mentor

A mentor is a person with experience in a particular field of expertise, who agrees to tutor or guide someone to improve his or her craft in that field. Generally, the act of mentoring is selfless, a thing that the mentor does out of grace for someone else. The mentor is not hired, rather he […]

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Child Proofing: Safety Concerns of Hand-Me-Downs

1. Second Hand Cribs and Mattresses Crib safety is something parents should spend time doing their research on. Over the years there have been a number of crib related deaths. Knowing crib safety information such as: the banning of drop sided cribs in the United States, and recalls of particular crib models are all things […]

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The 8 Most Fun Destinations For Kids In Dubai

There’s an abundance of activities – indoor as well as outdoor, especially during the blazing heat of summer. Shopping malls in particular provide a huge range of entertainment activities. From catching a movie to hitting the ski slopes, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here is our pick of places in Dubai that provide great entertainment […]

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Rock Climbing at Summer Camp – Safety for Kids

Rock climbing is one of the most popular activities at summer camp. Kids love it so much that they even request it as an activity for their birthday party. As they attempt to reach new heights, they build self-esteem along with physical strength that transfers to every aspect of their lives. While watching your kid […]

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Is Separation Anxiety Happening to Your Child?

The Facts Before we discuss the causes and signs of separation anxiety and what you can do about it, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. If you think your child may be affected, he or she could be included in the 4-5% of U.S. children between the ages of 7 and 11. The […]

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Chronic Student Absenteeism: Stats, Causes, and the Federal Response

Some time before schools had shut their doors on the 2015-16 school year, the U.S. Department of Education’s 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection’s 2016 Update reported that over 6.5 million kids had been “chronically absent.” In other words, they missed 15 or more days of school, translating to some 13% of all students nationwide. And […]

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Why I Write for Children

Ever since I read the famous Sapir Whorf Hypothesis: “the structure of a language determines or greatly influences the modes of thought and behavioral characteristic of the culture in which it is spoken,” I have realized the importance of language learning for young people, and how fundamental it is to child development, and learning as […]

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