Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ready to hit the road

Before you hit the road for the much awaited summer vacation, make sure to check your vehicle well and bring a repair kit with you. Most importantly, never never attempt to drive when drunk, better yet, don’t drink at all to avoid accidents.

Road accidents are inevitable so if you are going on a travel, secure your health card, insurance data and your social security number in a safe place that only you and your family members have access to just in case someone will need it to avail social security benefits.

Our Childhood

One of my fellow participants at the 14th Lopez Jaena Workshop sent this email to our thread at Yahoo (I’m not sure if the thread is still active) sometime ago. The email showed how the children of the 50′s, 60′s, 70′s or even early 80′s survive childhood. I wonder how the children of today’s generation fare compared with my generation (I belong to the 70s era, by the way). Enjoy reading! 🙂

1. When we were growing up we never wore seatbelts in the car, cars didn’t have airbags…

2. Riding on the back of a pick up truck was an adventure that we still remember!

3. Our cribs were painted with bright colors (paint which was full of lead)

4. We didn’t have childproof medicine bottles, nor did our parents ever childproof our house

5. When we rode our bikes we never wore a helmet.

6. We would drink water from the faucet or from a hose in the backyard (not bottled water).

7. We didn’t have cell phones, so our parents were never able to reach us (awesome).

8. We would get scrapes, bruises, brake bones, lose teeth, but we would never sue for these accidents.

9. We would eat cake, bread and butter, drink sugary drinks, and we weren’t overweight because we were always outside playing

10. Four of us would share a drink, we would all drink from the same bottle and that wasn’t gross nor would anyone get sick.

11. We didn’t have Playstations, nintendo ds games, X boxes, video games, cable TV with over 100 channels, VCR’s , surround sound, cellular phones, computers, online chatrooms, instead we would have tons of FRIENDS.

12. Some of us weren’t as bright as others but when one would get left back that was no big deal. They would not get taken to a psychologist, nor did they ever suffer from dyslexia, hyperactivity, ADHD, ADD, etc, they would simply repeat the grade until they passed.

13. We had freedom, mishaps, successes, responsibilities, and we would learn to deal with them. The question is…How did we survive? and above all, to become the GREAT people that we are today? Are you from one of these generations

If you are, then share this message to others from your same generation or to others who are younger so that they can see how we survived

They will probably say that we were very boring, but I believe that were we VERY HAPPY CHILDREN! 🙂

Is it time to hire a math tutor?

Does your child have difficulty understanding his or her math lessons? What do you do to help him or her cope with his difficult math assignments?

When most children dislike math subjects, there are kids who simply love the challenge math or numbers presents to them. These students may not need guidance or tutorial lessons to pass the subject after all. On the other hand, students who are bound to fail in math get impatient solving mathematical problems applying methods and technique taught in conventional classroom. Students who like math said it’s a matter of learning tricks to be able to understand and learn to love numbers.

How do mathematically challenged children cope? Students who couldn’t avoid math and too afraid to flunk spend hours studying and practicing to solve difficult math problems. There are students who request the assistance of their fellow classmates (student tutors) who are good in math to teach them.

Parents who can afford to hire tutors enroll their children in institution that specializes in math and reading educational method. It’s impressive knowing how children who were taught from this special school learn math techniques easier and do well in their school performance.

Parents who can afford to hire the services of professional tutors invest on one to help their children cope and excel in school. An online tutorial source like ACT Tutoring offers a one-to-one tutorial service at home. A private ACT tutor see to it that the child will be more engaged in lessons and more accountable for homework and practice tests.