Socialistic Model for K-12 education is failing

News Herald – Juliann Talkington Is the U.S. education system following a socialistic model?   SOCIALISM: controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies   RESULTS OF SOCIALISM: poor quality, high cost, and little innovation...

Success builds self-esteem

News Herald – Juliann Talkington Low-self esteem has been blamed for many problems facing US youth including substance abuse and poor academic performance. In response to these claims, an industry has sprung up to make sure US kids think about themselves in...

How to pick the right school for your child

News Herald – Juliann Talkington It is hard to believe, but it is time to start thinking about what school your child will attend in the fall. Registration for some schools has already begun.   Fortunately, there are ways you can reduce the anxiety...

Healthy food is an important part of child rearing

News Herald – Juliann Talkington Next time your child asks for soda, chips, sweetened juice, or chicken nuggets you might want to think twice. Most prepared items are loaded with refined sugars, unhealthy fats, additives, flavor enhancers and preservatives...

Moving Smarter

News Herald – Juliann Talkington Although a healthy diet and adequate sleep help prepare a child for a day of learning, experts now believe exercise is critical for academic success.   According to Dr. John Ratey, Harvard University MD and Clinical...

Prepare Kids for Success in Math

News Herald – Juliann Talkington Imagine learning to fluently read and write Chinese in one hour a day for only 180 days each year. Impossible!   Now consider learning the foreign language of math in one hour a day for 180 days each year. Realistic?  ...