A Recurring Issue With Elementary Students: From a Teacher’s Point of View

Many students are lacking the basic skills to be successful in school. I learned this after I posed the following question to charter and public school teachers; “What is the number one problem or recurring issue you see with students?” The answer was jaw dropping; “they lack comprehension and critical thinking skills.” This is extremely sad,

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Encouraging Kids To Explore Their Interests Is Important

I’ve got my very own little skater; at least for right now I do. My Rad Kian looks adorable lugging his skateboard around and trying to learn tricks from daddy. He’s constantly asking for his board and although we worry, we do indulge him; always supervised of course. It’s his thing right now so we’re allowing

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Most of All, It’s Been a Loving and Trusting Relationship

Oct. 16, 2016 Five years and countless blessings! Hector and I just celebrated our five-year anniversary in Pismo Beach, CA. We took it back to where it all happened. Our halfway point between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The place of our weekend getaways since 2006, the place of our engagement, and the place where

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Time Flies When You’re Raising a Kind and Beautiful Person

Through my biased eyes, my daughter is amazing! Not only intelligent, and a go getter, but also beautiful on the inside and out. She has exceeded my expectations time and time again. I know that a lot of what Mailey does, she does to prove to herself that she can. And I think that’s awesome.

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Proud Mommy of a Beautiful Latina in College: Yes!

Sept 26, 2016 Dropping off my daughter, Mailey, at California State University, Monterey Bay was a proud but painful experience. August 18th, we began our emotional five and a half hour drive to Seaside, California, Maiely’s new home away from home for the next few years. We moved Mailey into her single dorm room the

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