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Tips to Get Preschoolers on a Schedule


Sticking to a daily routine offers endless social, emotional and physical developmental benefits for preschoolers. Here's how to make your schedule stick:

Nikes on a Wire


There they were again. The dangling irony of memorial Nikes . . .

Family Routines Help Pave Way to Smoother Return to School Schedules


As people prepare to say good-bye to the days of summer and embark on a new school year, the adjustment can be smoother by establishing routines for both parents and children, said Stephen Liptak, PsyD, child and adolescent psychologist at Upper Valley Medical Center.

How to Supplement Classroom Learning at Home With Tech for Kids


When the school bell rings at the end of the day, the learning doesn’t need to stop. Some of the latest and greatest tech can get kids excited to expand their knowledge at home in ways that are fun, all while supporting and augmenting what happens in the classroom.

Keep Medicines, Vitamins and Supplements Safely out of Children’s Reach


While you may already understand the importance of keeping medicines safely up and away from the reach of little ones, you may not be treating your vitamins and other supplements with as much care. Experts warn that these products also pose safety risks and should be kept up and away and out of sight and reach of young children.

How to Supplement Classroom Learning at Home With Tech for Kids


When the school bell rings at the end of the day, the learning doesn’t need to stop. Some of the latest and greatest tech can get kids excited to expand their knowledge at home in ways that are fun, all while supporting and augmenting what happens in the classroom.

6 Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5


COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children under 5 years old, and the American Medical Association (AMA) is urging parents to get their children vaccinated.

Homeschooling is On the Rise Throughout the Country


The numbers of parents opting to homeschool their kids is on the rise in the U.S. for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is to provide religious or moral instruction. The Census Bureau reports that in the spring prior to the onset of the pandemic about 3% of children were being homeschooled, by the fall the numbers rose to 11.1%, and as covid self-isolation routines began to be relaxed, the rate of homeschooling has remained at high levels.

5 Fun Ways to Get Little Ones Active


Movement is an essential part of early childhood development. It encourages motor skills and helps kids grow to be healthy and strong. There are tons of fun ways to get little ones on the move! Here are some great activities, games and toys to try incorporating into children’s playtime:

When Humans Don’t Procreate: An Update


Two years ago, I wrote about the pending global population implosion. Demographers predict that 90 countries will lose population between now and the year 2100. Shrinking populations have portentous implications, including major shifts in geopolitical power and the possible financial collapse of welfare states.

Do Your Children Make You Curse?


Kirk Dewayne Franklin is an American choir director, gospel musician, singer, songwriter, and author. He is best known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God's Property, and One Nation Crew. He is a beloved and influential figure in the gospel music world.

Tips to Prepare Your Child for Financial Success


The Wells Fargo survey found that over half of all partnered women reported greater or equal earnings to their spouse. And nearly one-third of millennial and Gen X women reported being the primary breadwinner -- one and a half times higher than women from the boomer and traditionalist generations. At the same time, younger women see more barriers in developing their financial skills. More than a third of millennial and Gen X women said they find financial concepts intimidating, and didn't learn enough about finances while growing up. But there's good news: as a result, more than three out of four say they're taking charge and prioritizing the financial education of their children.

Taking Pride in Down Syndrome Children


My family just visited Chocolate World at Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania—the so-called "sweetest place on earth." For those unfamiliar, it's a giant candy-land. The primary attraction is a tour where visitors ride in self-guided vehicles through an exhibit learning about the history of Hershey's chocolate.

How High Schoolers Can Boost American Business


Finding skilled workers is an ongoing challenge for American businesses.

How to encourage kids to learn history


Educator and award-winning author Robyn Gioia encourages the use of historical fiction to stimulate a love of reading and--more important--of learning, says David Bruce Smith, co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize.

Book Prize is focused on stimulating interest in American history among young learners


This sad note comes from a new report by William Dunlap, president of the New Hampshire Historical Society, which conducts history programs for the state's school children. His account was just published-- two days before the Fourth of July-- in the New Hampshire Union Leader.

'Make Music Day' is Coming: How to Get Your Family Involved


The benefits of music education are endless. Studies have associated music education with higher test scores, improved concentration and more. But if you are a parent, you probably know how it goes: many children will begin a music program with enthusiasm, only to complain about practicing a short time later, sometimes even asking to quit.

Tips for Protecting Your Family Against Bug Bites


From hikes to picnics to relaxing in the hammock, nothing ruins summer fun quite as fast as bug bites. Unfortunately, bug bites are more than just a nuisance. They can trigger allergic reactions in some people, and may transmit diseases like Zika Virus, Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease.

Tips to Avoid 'Summer Brain Drain'


It's only natural that kids get excited for summer vacation. However, parents may be concerned about "summer brain drain," which occurs when students lose the knowledge they gained during the school year.

Natural Ways to Support Infant Health During Pregnancy


In the last 10 years, scientists have learned that having enough beneficial gut bacteria is a critical component of overall health.

Honoring Moms : How 3 Inspiring Women are Changing the World


No doubt about it, mothers are the backbone of the family. Theirs is a difficult balance of wife, mother, daughter, and sibling to all the important people in their life.

Nail Biting Basics


Nail biting in all its various forms is problematic behavior beset by peculiarity and contradiction. Technically speaking, the correct word for nail biting is ANONYCHOPHAGIA.

For School Success, Dont Coddle Your Kids


Parents want their children to succeed in school. However, sometimes their best intentions are misguided.

Vision: 20/20 Is Not Enough!


Now is an excellent time to have your child's vision checked. Don't be too quick to say, "My child's vision is fine: 20/20!" In many cases that is not enough.

Book Review: How to Get Your Child to Love Reading


How to Get Your Child to Love Reading was conceived when author Esmé Raji Codell was staring at a shriveled potato that was sprouting eyes. She wondered, " .

Assertiveness: Key to Better Parenting


I have always been aware of my number one weakness: non-assertiveness. But I have come a long way from the time when I couldn't say 'no' to a child molester and not understanding the importance of telling my parents.

Summer Survival


Summer Survival
The summer season is here and along with it comes summer vacation for the school-aged kids. Moms are now responsible for coming up with the ideas and curriculum for their children and I am the first to admit that by the summer my creative juices have just about run out.

If your child is being bullied - 20 top tips for parents


Keith is now in the fourth grade and he dislikes school. For a fourthgrader, this does not sound right.

Boundaries - Why Theyre Needed


Imagine a child who lacks ownership of his own life, has noself-control, and lacks respect for others. If these were the qualities ofyour son, how would you feel for his future wives? Yes, wives is plural, this is one major reason we need to set boundariesfor our children - their future.

The Benefits of Music Education


Despite serious reductions in funding for arts programs in public schools, there is a great need for studying music. Band, orchestra, and choir all offer students a chance to work together in a social and intellectual group setting and excel at complex tasks.

New Mom...New Baby...New Debt?


Ah, there is nothing like being an expectant mom. Along with your expanding waistline comes the ever growing list of products for you and your new bundle of joy.

Identifying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Classroom: Eight Things Teachers Should


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the phrase that is used to describe children who have significant problems with high levels of distractibility or inattention, impulsiveness, and often with excessive motor activity levels. There may be deficits in attention and impulse control without hyperactivity being present.

Will My Child Ever Out-grow His Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?


If your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder then at some point you will be asking the question, "Will my child ever outgrow it?" Well, there is good news, and not so good news, when it comes to the answer. Studies indicate that about half of those with ADHD will outgrow many of the symptoms of the disorder by the time he or she is in their 20's.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What Do We Mean by Attention Anyway?


When we talk about attention, we are talking about two different kinds of abilities: The ability to focus on a specific task put in front of us to do, such as school work, and the ability to pay attention in a more global sense to the world around us, to be able to pay attention to the buzz of the lights overhead, and the touch of the clothes on your skin, and the children playing outside of the classroom. These are two different kinds of attention.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What is Impulsivity?


Impulsivity is one of the hallmarks of people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This impulsivity is the result of the brain's decreased ability to inhibit.

What is Hyperactivity in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?


Most of the ADHD kids that are seen in a private practice setting are hyperactive kids simply because they get into the most trouble. Their parents are usually pulling their hair out and saying, "We've got to get this child some help.

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11/18/2021 11:09 AM
What to Bring When Traveling With Your Kids
You're finally off to the big family trip you have been planning for months and though you know you are prepared, what about your children? It's easier to pack and prepare for yourself and your spouse but can be can be a little difficult when kids are involved, this is just a quick handy checklist to get you started: 1- Make sure you're aware of your flight schedule!- Know what time you need to check in and more importantly your flight schedule, also know what airline you'll be taking!
10/19/2021 07:29 PM
What Is the Best Way to Help My Child Transition Back-To-School?
Are you overwhelmed with getting your child ready for back-to-school? Could you use a little extra help during this time of transition? This article shares 3 keys that every parent should know to help their children transition back-to-school.
10/19/2021 07:06 PM
Earth: Healer of Children
The motivation of our relationship with animals is love. Our inner child is drawn, excited, tactile, and joy-filled with the anticipation of holding a puppy or a kitten. Depression is the single most incident of children who seek acceptance. It's world epidemic.
10/06/2021 01:50 PM
Parenting Tips & Tricks: A Way For Your Child To Open Up
There are numerous tips and tricks for parenting but let me tell you that this one will be a lot different than the ones you read before. You need to try it. Becoming a parent doesn't mean you have the right to be a dictator for your child. On the contrary, you need to become your child's friend which is not easy. Learn about how you can do this by reading the information I gathered for you here on this article.
10/06/2021 01:50 PM
Parent-Child Relationship: The Time To "Stop" And "Listen"
It is undeniable that parenting IS the hardest job in the world. Not only that you need to come up with ways to make your child a better person in life and future. But, you also need to make sure that they understand how to behave. All that needs to begin with good relationship between the parents and child. I cover this particular topic here to aid you with valuable information on how to be a successful parent for your kids.
10/06/2021 01:50 PM
Toddler 101: How to Reinforce "Good" Behavior
Sometimes parents need to set a strict rule for their children especially with toddler. But this is no gimmick. It needs ongoing practice.
10/06/2021 01:50 PM
5 Useful Tips for First-Time Parents
Not everyone is skilled to be a good parent and it is okay to feel like you don't have everything in control. Even if you stumble upon the holy grail of parenting dos and don'ts, there is no 'one size fits all' method. To ease the burdens of parenthood, get to know the 5 useful tips to follow.
10/06/2021 01:45 PM
Why Child Abuse Is Getting Common Day By Day?
Why child abuse is being so common? Who should be blamed? Society or Parents?
09/27/2021 08:54 AM
Child's Developmental Play
The Importance of Play Playing is one of the most important things you can do with your child, because quality creative play is essential for your child's brain development. The time you spend playing together gives your child a multitude of ways and times to learn. Play also helps your child feel safe, happy and loved. Builds confidence and develops social skills, language and communication. They learn about caring for others and the environment and develop physical skills as well.
09/27/2021 08:54 AM
Wake Up Your Mind! Over Use of Technology Is A Serious Issue
Most often, the older generations like to point fingers at the Millennials and younger generations for being attached to their technology, the reality is that parents and older adults aren't any better! As adults spend more and more time on their phones, tablets, and laptops, what impact is that having on the mental health and development? This new study shows that parental screen time is more impactful than you might think.
09/01/2021 04:41 PM
What Is The Formula For Developing Successful Children?
If you want your children to be successful in school and beyond, the process starts with parents playing a significant role. Successful parents whose children grow up to be successful utilize some of the same techniques. Why reinvent some of those strategies when we can share their successes. This article will discuss some methods we have observed in hundreds of parents who have worked hard to ensure their children are successful in school and beyond.
08/31/2021 02:42 PM
Is Strict Parenting Ill-Advised?
Is it true that if parents are too strict, it makes their kids sneaky and hide things from their parents? That scenario pretty much represents the history of parenting in terms of parent-child relationships. The authoritarian parenting approach probably started in a cave way back in the days when we were hunters and gatherers.
08/02/2021 06:04 PM
Dare To Say "I Love You"
The more often you sincerely tell others "I love you", the happier you are. It makes you a better person and softens the hearts of others.
07/13/2021 09:26 AM
Autonomy of Children in Medical Decision-Making and the Extent of Parental Authority
Abstract The protection of the rights of all patients and ensuring that autonomy is exercised within each individual's intellectual ability is one of the most important goals of law and ethics in medical practice. The present paper joins a vibrant conversation in medical law about the increased focus on the decision-making capacity of children and young persons. It considers the refusal of the law to outrightly deny children the right to make decisions regarding their medical treatment, the extent of their parents' authority and the role of courts, based on the best interests principle. This new lens represents a recognition of the possible variations in cognitive strength of the same age group, and the pragmatic consideration that certain circumstances and specific context in the decision-making process could enhance capacity irrespective of a child's age. When a child is found to possess the capacity and maturity to understand the various implications of a medical treatment, including the risks and benefits, such a child, just like an adult, can give an effective consent on his or her own behalf.
06/30/2021 02:03 PM
Walking On the Room Does Not Prevent Aging
Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, is 88 years old and has met his fourth wife. The bad news, the kids don't like her. Here's what we know from media reports; Dr.
06/30/2021 02:03 PM
Struggles of Parenting: Dealing With "Destructive" Behavior
All parents struggles with their child especially with troubling child. On this article, I tried to put some tips on how to handle children with bad behavior.
06/28/2021 07:30 PM
Are You Running on Empty - Parenting and Driving Have More In Common Than You Might Think
Parenting and Driving a car have more similarities than you might think! When your car is Empty it won't run - well the same goes for you as a parent! For a car to run well you need to fill it with good quality fuel and get it serviced regularly. You need to take lessons to learn how to drive and then get to know and understand the model and make of your car to ensure it runs well and stays in good condition for many years to come. Every time you buy a new car, you need to adapt your driving skills to meet your cars individual needs (such as, whether the car is an automatic or manual, whether it runs on petrol, diesel, or whether it's a hybrid or electric car). These process steps are very similar to the steps required for good parenting
06/22/2021 10:08 AM
Challenges Faced By Parents In Today's World
Parents complaining about the difficulties in parenting their children have now become accustomed. In this fast pacing century, the biggest issue faced by the parents is to manage their work-life balances. Since both of the parents are going for work and because of its hectic nature, they often find it difficult to handle either their household chores or spend time with their kids properly.
06/22/2021 09:59 AM
Tips on Surviving and Thriving As a Single Mom
We have often seen and heard the term "single mother". These days, it is not anything uncommon. But what does it mean?
04/26/2021 08:43 AM
Simple Yet Highly Effective Ways to Be the Best Dad and Husband
If you crave to be the best for your family, then you are not alone. The wish of every father is to have the best family; children that will call him dad, and a wife that can address him as the Lord.
03/09/2021 05:54 PM
Rules of Good Parenting
As a parent, you need to be a good role model to your child. Teaching them the values in what is right and what is wrong. Be consistent and set limits, be kind and firm when enforcing those rules. Show them the unconditional love that they deserve..
03/01/2021 09:11 AM
Do Children Deserve or Need Allowance From Parents
PARENTING IS A VERY IMPORTANT ASPECT IN THE LIVES OF BOTH PRENTS AND CHILDREN WHICH INVOLVES PARENTS ASSUMING COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITIES IN MATTERS OF PROVIDING THEIR CHILDREN WITH EVERY FORM OF FACILITY AS WELL AS SATISFYING ALL THEIR IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS. IT INVOLVES GIVING THEM FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND OTHER FORMS OF MONETARY NEEDS FOR THEIR DIFFERENT EXPENSES.
01/08/2021 11:33 AM
5 Tips to Help You Make the Transition to Peaceful Parenting Easier
It can be really difficult for you to shift your parenting approach. You may have to face a lot of bumps during this journey. But that does not mean that you are doing something wrong.
01/08/2021 11:33 AM
Tips to Help You Create Healthy Digital Habits in Your Child
According to many surveys, children tend to spend too much time watching TV and using smartphones. As a parent, you may be worried about the relationship between youngsters and children and the impact it has on their wellbeing. They spend more time playing their favorite games and surfing the web.
01/08/2021 11:33 AM
Tips to Help You Change Your Own Behavior to Help Your Kids
As a parent, you should work on your own behavior as well, especially if you want to influence your kids. In this article, we are going to talk about specific types of behavior that you may want to consider if you want your child to behave well. Read on to find out more.
01/08/2021 11:33 AM
Tips to Avoid Doing Deals With Kids
Like other parents of today, you may have said to your kids," if you do your homework, I will allow you to use my smartphone for 15 minutes". Most kids accept this type of offer right away. Playing these games is not a good idea if you want your kids to co-operate with you.
01/08/2021 11:32 AM
6 Most Common Parenting Mistakes
Generally, parents don't want to make mistakes while raising their kids. Often, they depend upon their instincts and avoid taking help from others as far as resolving common issues is concerned. The problem is that most parents don't have any idea what to do in a specific situation.
01/06/2021 10:09 AM
Tips to Help You Reduce Separation Anxiety in Your Children
Although the separation anxiety dissipates as your child gets older, some of them continue to suffer, especially when it comes to preschool. For parents, this can be quite distressing. In some cases, it becomes a source of guilt, which increases the anxiety of your child.
01/06/2021 10:09 AM
What Should You Do When Your Child Loses a Pet?
If your child has a pet, they may have an emotional attachment to it. If they lose this pet, they may suffer from anxiety and stress. After all, it is difficult to part with your loved ones.
01/06/2021 10:08 AM
Tips to Help You Prevent Family Conflict During the Pandemic
Family members may have conflicts from time to time, which is normal. However, close-quarter living may cause these conflicts to amplify. In this case, the behavior of your child may become intolerable.
01/06/2021 10:08 AM
Tips to Control Your Anger and Be Generous
In Australia, Christmas is one of the major events of the year. The entire week is quite hectic intense and busy. At the same time, it offers tons of fun.
01/06/2021 10:08 AM
Tips to Help Your School Going Kids Deal With Anxiety Post the Pandemic
For most children, going back to school post the coronavirus pandemic involves mixed emotions. Some students just cannot wait to see their teachers and friends. Others may find it difficult to change their routine once again.
12/28/2020 06:27 PM
Understand How Your Kids Learn
Most kids have the same speaking style as their parents. They have the same style and tone. You may be wondering why it is like that.
12/28/2020 06:27 PM
Helping Your Kids Develop Leadership Skills at Home
It may not be easy for you to prepare your kids to deal with uncertain situations in their life. Whether your child is going to work for a small or large organization, they must have the ability to lead others. This is important even if they are going to manage a small business, engage in community work, or take the self-employment route.
12/28/2020 06:26 PM
Some Simple Strategies to Help You Prevent Parent Burnout
If you are a parent, your capacity to deal with stressful situations may be severely depleted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The reason is that our adaptation mechanism is not designed to help us tolerate disasters of this sort. Although there is no proven method to work properly during a pandemic, you can at least follow some strategies to help maintain your personal wellbeing and prevent parent burnout.
12/28/2020 06:25 PM
Help Your Kids Maintain Their Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Although physical isolation is having a negative impact on kids learning, the effect of the pandemic on mental health also needs our attention. According to health professionals, physical isolation is putting a lot of strain on kids as well as young people. Since they cannot meet their friends to take part in healthy physical activity, they are suffering from anxiety and depression.
12/28/2020 06:25 PM
7 Common Parenting Mistakes That You Should Avoid
Parenting is one of the most precious and hardworking stages in your life as a parent. It needs a lot of patience and guts to raise a child in the best possible way. During the parenting phase, parents may commit a lot of mistakes.
12/28/2020 06:25 PM
Some Easy to Follow Sleep Tips for Your Kids
Routine and regularity are quite important as far as getting plenty of sleep is concerned. You must follow a set schedule and prioritize your sleep over other matters. What you need to do is help your children understand the way their body clock functions.
12/23/2020 03:01 PM
Tips to Help Your Kids Beat COVID Induced Anxiety
If your kids are suffering from covid induced anxiety, we suggest that you try your level best to overcome the symptoms. What you need to do is prioritize the mental health and wellbeing of your kids. In this article, we are going to share with you some tips that will help you help your kids beat covid induced anxiety.
12/23/2020 03:01 PM
4 Reasons Why You Must Have Good Parenting Skills
If you want to become a good parent, you must have good parenting skills. This includes love affection, stress management, relationship scales, independence, and behavior management, just to name a few. As far as parenting is concerned, the two primary attributes that are of paramount importance include predictability and consistency.
12/23/2020 03:00 PM
Importance of Parent-Child Relationship
Although parenting is a fulfilling job, it comes with its own set of challenges. Today's family life is quite stressful. Therefore, as a parent, you should try your level best to choose what is best for your children.
12/23/2020 03:00 PM
5 Tips That Will Help You Become a Better Parent
If you want to become a good parent, you may want to make decisions that can work best for your child. You don't have to be perfect as there are no perfect people out there. Therefore, if you want to set your expectations, you may want to keep this in mind.
11/30/2020 10:13 AM
Put Your House in Order (3)
Love, true love is very essential to our having a stable home. Anything built on love will always last and be successful. From it will sprout forgiveness, kindness, patience, support, sincerity, commitment and faithfulness. And without all these the family cannot be in order. The man must love his wife and his kids with all his heart and all his might. Yes, your resources are basically for your family. They must be on first line charge. In fact the word of God said that you should love and protect your family as Christ loves and protects the church. Now, Christ does not love the church because it is perfect or very good, No! It is just because it is his body. Nobody hates his body. Nobody wants to hurt his body. No matter how bad, old or ugly your body is, you will still nurture, nourish, cherish and protect it. I said this because I could hear you ask what if they are unlovable. Yes, some people could be very difficult, ungrateful, complex and unlovable, but you must do it because it is a commandment. Men are commanded to love their wives, their kids and also everybody around
10/05/2020 10:22 AM
Parents We Are A Work In Progress!
We're always learning! And we're always giving others hope. Parenting is tough. But we can and do somehow do it.
09/28/2020 09:44 AM
Parenting Tips From the Number 1 Parenting Program in the World!
Parents, we have to take care of ourselves. Equally important, we also have to learn the teenage language. It's different than ours.
09/21/2020 10:45 AM
Parenting Should Come With A Warning Label!
Who would have known that parenting is such a roller coaster ride? The emotional ups and downs are a wild ride. In the we're better for it.
09/15/2020 11:41 AM
How To Use Family Support To Get Through Tough Times
How can you use family support to get through tough times? You can start by identifying your support system. What does your support system consist of? Does it consist of dad, your mom, grandparents, aunties, brothers and sisters? Does of consist of you and your mom only? Does it consist of just you, your child and your close friends? Make sure you pay special attention to how you connect and communicate with those who support you through their kindness and consideration.
09/14/2020 11:34 AM
How To Stop Losing Your Temper With Your Kids And Have Better Anger Management As A Parent
As a parent you may find yourself dealing with daily situations in which you may get frustrated with your child. While such challenges may be more common with your teen age child, it can also occur with your own adult child who may or may not also have his or her own children. How can you make sure that such situations do not make you yell and lose your temper?
09/14/2020 11:27 AM
How To Introduce The Potty To Your Child: 3 Effective Tips
Time flies so fast - your child is finally ready to start potty training! Follow these simple yet effective tips on how to introduce the potty to your child!
09/14/2020 11:24 AM
The Days Are Long But The Years Are Short!
Hang in there parents. These really are the good years. And they'll be gone before you know it. So enjoy them while you still can.


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Time devoted the better part of an issue to it. Newsweek featured an article titled "Busy Around the Clock.
The Added Advantage In African American Childrens Education: Computer Homeschooling (Part 2)
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit how 'bout you!We left our parents and friends in our last article discussing the commitment it takes to homeschool african american children. In part 2 of 4 we will discuss finding resources to make sure that african american parents commitment to their children's education is not hampered because of anything easily available.