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Author: host Created: 6/16/2008 2:44 PM
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Pretty soon, they'll have a repertoire of recipes they can confidently cook, and I'll be able to take a night off on a regular basis to do something else relaxing, like take a long hot bath, go for a walk, read a book, crochet, listen to music...you know, those things we moms dream of but rarely have time for.

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Judging by many of the parenting, teaching and news websites, the topic of bullying is at the forefront of many of our minds...perhaps more so than ever, as several kids have committed suicide because of intense or ongoing bullying. I've been thinking and thinking about this topic. Who's at fault? What should have been done? What rights do people have to protect themselves?

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Last week we went to our son's first parent teacher conference at his new school. Frankly, it was awful and we left both enraged and confused. The teacher seemed to have no interest in our son and said, "He's so quiet, he falls under the radar." First ALARM.

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This year, I have the biggest reason yet to loathe school pictures. To my shock, this year they are now offering the option to retouch your child's photo. To me, what this is saying to our kids is that what they look like is more important than who they are. And what they look like isn't good enough, so mommy and daddy are going to pay extra money so that the child's flaws can be airbrushed out.

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What is meant to be a convenient, organized way to teach the kids to keep track of assignments and due dates, reading time, set goals and check their progress, and keep parents in loop, ends up being another thing teachers and parents have to remember to remind/nag the kids about.

But maybe that's just our experience.  Does your school use planners?  Do they accomplish what they're meant to do, or are they another dreaded item on your to-do list?

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I remembered our philosophy here at TLC, of seizing teachable moments, and got out paper and pencil, dug waaaaaay back into a high school physics lesson, and was somehow able to give him a passable, albeit very basic, explanation of nuclear physics.  About halfway through me drawing electrons shooting out of their orbits, he started getting glassy-eyed, but I brought him back in when I compared a basically nonradioactive element, gold (his favorite metal), to uranium.

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All that time sitting there, not catching any fish, was a great excuse to shoot the breeze.  At one point, Logan asked me, "If there was no gravity, all the water and fish from the lake would just be floating around, right?"  I had an Inception moment and imagined blobs of silvery water (for some reason, they resembled mercury) floating in the air, with fish randomly paddling by, and us just picking them out of the air.

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With our big move, I started wondering if we've done enough with the kids for it to be a summer to remember.  These long days at home working make me feel a little guilty.  But looking back, I think we've done a lot of cool stuff...what has been the highlight of your summer?

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I always have waited until the kids register or get their supply lists from the school doors a week before school, but apparently, that's the old way of doing things.

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Yesterday on our Facebook page, I asked readers to send in ideas for daily activities to keep kids busy and entertained.  The first activity I posted was to have the kids come up with a theme for each week of the summer.  When choosing these themes, they should think of things that they don't know a lot about or haven't tried, or that just sound like a lot of fun. 

I asked my kids to come up with their weekly themes, and these are their ideas.

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