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Suggested Readings

Dear Reader,

The school administration is pleased to offer a list of suggested readings relating to education. The Editorial Committee aims to provide readings that will educate, enlighten, entertain and provoke discussion on a wide variety of educational topics.

Suggested readings may or may not align with Colegio Bolivar’s particular educational beliefs or philosophy, but are deemed to have sufficient inherent merit to warrant inclusion on the list. The Recommended Readings webpage will be populated with articles from magazines, newspapers, books, essays, and other similar forms of writing. We hope you enjoy the readings and share those of particular interest with your friends and family. The following items have been recommended by the Editorial Committee and can be found where indicated. Feel free to send feedback regarding any of the suggested readings to the Editorial Committee via this link or the Make Bolivar Better link, found in the lower right part of this website, under "CB Resources".

Sincerely,

The Editorial Committee


Flanagan, Caitlin - How Helicopter Parenting Can Cause Binge Drinking
Date: September, 2016

The way some white professionals raise their children is exacerbating an alcohol problem on U.S. college campuses.

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Treviño, Mónica - Los grupos de padres en Whatsapp: Un daño involuntario a los niños
Date: April 16th, 2016

Actualmente, es muy común encontrar a personas ya no tan jóvenes, padres de familia, que son adictos al Whatsapp.

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Bernstein, Paula - Why Art and Creativity Are Important
Date: April 1st, 2016

Want your child to get the most out of making art? Let her create in her own way at her own pace.

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Glembocki, Vicki - Inspiring Creativity: 20 Ways to Get Started
Date: April 1st, 2016

If I could work more fun and imagination into my family's day in just 24 hours, so can you.

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Lamb, Marguerite - 7 Secrets to Raising a Happy Child
Date: January 25th, 2016

Give your child the skills to rebound from setbacks and pave the way to success.

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Arnold, Katie - Outside Magazine
Date: September 16th, 2014

A number of interesting articles that promote healthy lifestyles.

  • Don't Let Youth Sports Hijack Your Life: Too much competition too soon is bad for your kids and your family.

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  • The Dos and Don'ts of Snacking for Kids: Children are eating between meals more than ever, but is that a good thing?

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  • 6 Ways to Raise Healthier, Happier Kids: “Blue zones” where entire communities live longer, better lives aren't just for grownups. Here’s how you can craft them in your own neighborhood.

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Korbey, Holly - What do Students Lose by Being Perfect? Valuable Failure
Date: August 25th, 2015

The cultural terror of messing up, combined with modern modes of parenting and schooling obsessed with narrow versions of academic and career “success,” are making students more than risk-averse.

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Baker, Eric - 4 New Parenting Tips That Will Make Your Kids Awesome
Date: June 14th, 2015

Parenting tips are everywhere but most have zero legitimate research behind them. So what does science have to say? And how can you remember what’s important so you actually use it?

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Druckerman, Pamela - A Cure for Hyper-Parenting
Date: October 12th, 2014

I recently spent the afternoon with some Norwegians who are making a documentary about French child-rearing. Why would people in one of the world’s most successful countries care how anyone else raises kids?

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Kennedy, Elizabeth - 10 Tips to Help You Raise Kids Who Love Reading
Date: August 19th, 2014

Resolutions for Parents on Raising a Reader...

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Goldstein, Dana - Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework
Date: March 19th, 2014

Raising kids implies that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education: meeting with teachers, volunteering at school, helping with homework, and a hundred other things that few working parents have time for. Now this January, the results of a study showed surprising results about this activities...

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Lahey, Jessica - 5 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew: Your Children Can Do More Than You Think
Date: March 13th, 2014

This week, I’m turning the tables and giving some space to the “teacher” half of the “Parent-Teacher Conference.” When I ask teachers, “What one thing would you want your students’ parents to know?” the same five points come up over and over again...

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