Why Public Schools Hate Home-schooling Parents

Written by Joel Turtel


Home-schooling is a great success. Thatís why many public-school authorities hate home-schooling parents.

Home-schoolers are a direct challenge torepparttar public-school monopoly. This monopoly makes it almost impossible to fire tenured public-school teachers or principals. As a result, tenure gives most teachers life-time guaranteed jobs. They get this incredible benefit only because public schools have a lock on our childrenís education.

If public-school employees had to work for private schools and compete for their jobs inrepparttar 147921 real world, they would lose their security-blanket tenure. Thatís why school authorities view home-schooling parents who challenge their monopoly as a serious threat.

Many school officials also canít standrepparttar 147922 fact that average parents who never went to college give their kids a better education than so-called public-school experts. Successful home-schooling parents therefore humiliaterepparttar 147923 failed public schools by comparison.

Home-schooling parents also humiliate school authorities who claim that only certified or licensed teachers are qualified to teach children. Most home-schooling parents thankfully never stepped foot inside a so-called teacher college or university department of education. Yet these parents give their children a superior education compared to public-school educated kids.

Also, many public-school officials resent home-schoolers becauserepparttar 147924 typical public school loses about $7500 a year in tax money for each child that leavesrepparttar 147925 system. Tax money isrepparttar 147926 life blood ofrepparttar 147927 public-school system. Tax money pays for public-school employeesí generous salaries, benefits, and pensions. Is it any wonder why school authorities donít want to lose their gravy train?

Coping With Colic

Written by Margaret Tye


A new baby with colic is one ofrepparttar most difficult problems a new parent has to cope with. Most new parents are under pressure trying to deal with a new routine and lack of sleep,repparttar 147859 added burden of a crying infant you seem powerless to help can be overwhelming. The only comfort that can be offered is, with 1 in 5 babies developing colic, many other parents are suffering too and that byrepparttar 147860 timerepparttar 147861 baby is four months oldrepparttar 147862 problem normally disappears.

The normal symptoms of colic are continuous loud crying, flexing and extendingrepparttar 147863 legs, clenching fists and often a distended tummy. Very often this occurs inrepparttar 147864 late afternoon or early evening, although it can happen at any time.

So what is colic and is there a remedy for it? There are many possible causes, but initiallyrepparttar 147865 most important thing that a parent must do is establish thatrepparttar 147866 child is actually suffering from colic and there is not another reason forrepparttar 147867 crying. Colic, however distressedrepparttar 147868 baby seems, is not life threatening, but it is essential not to assume a crying baby has colic, check with your doctor immediately.

Once colic has been diagnosed you should try to identifyrepparttar 147869 cause. If you are breastfeeding avoid foods that are likely to cause gas. Make a note of what you are eating, baby may be intolerant to something in your diet, including dairy products. Ifrepparttar 147870 baby is bottle fed your doctor may suggest a change of formula. Don't overfeedrepparttar 147871 baby, we all know that bloated feeling when we have overeaten, so why shouldn't baby feelrepparttar 147872 same. Try hard not to get stressed, I know this isn't easy but many experts believe that babies are sensitive to stress around them and react. It's a catch 22 situation,repparttar 147873 more cryingrepparttar 147874 greaterrepparttar 147875 stress. Try to take turns in dealing withrepparttar 147876 crying baby, even rope in grandparents or a close friend so that you can walk away for 30minutes.

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