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My kids love bedtime stories.

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My kids love bedtime stories. Actually, we have 5 of them, so that's a lot of reading. LOL! So we started a new ritual. Bedtime audiobooks. There's lots of sites to download them, but we use one site in particular because the stories are all original and free. Here's the link, if anyone is interested. http://www.twirlygirlshop.com/moral-stories-for-kids

Emotional connection

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I am sorry to hear that you do not see an emotional connection between your students and their parents. From your vantage as a teacher, you can help build that connection by building a trusting connection with parents. I realize teachers do not have much time but even small comments to parents on the positive behaviors, choices, talents, and interests of students can make a big impact on a parents and give them information to engage in meaningful conversations with their sons or daughters. Thanks for reading and best of luck in your important work!

High School Special Education Teacher, Saba, Dutch Caribbean

Reading to kids

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When I was little my mom read to me. I don't have kids of my own yet, but I used to read to my little brother and sister. We had that bedtime to bond, and they'd tell me about their day and whatever else was on their minds. I'm a firm believer in bedtime stories.

3rd Grade Teacher

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I had never put much thought into bedtime, since I am not a parent myself. Reading this post put a lot in perspective. Kids do not seem like they are emotionally connected to their parent's these days, speaking solely from experiences I have in my classroom. Most of my students do not have a bedtime, let alone someone who will sit down, read, and converse with them. If every parent took this advice, we would see behavioral reform in school.

co-founder I am Bullyproof Music

Love this.

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I just signed up for this blog site. Thank you for pointing it out. What a wonderful idea; tuck one's children into bed with grateful thoughts.

Maybe the world will be saved by a math genius who can figure out a cool way to end global warming. But if there is no kindness in the world because we haven't taken the time to teach our children to be kind to one another--what world are we really saving?

I vote less math, more love.

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