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Reasons Today’s Kids Are Bored At School, Feel Entitled, Have Little Patience & Few Real Friends

Young Children Watching Television at Home

Victoria Prooday, Occupational Therapist with years of experience working with children, parents and teachers, finds today’s kids come to school emotionally unavailable for learning. There are many factors in our modern lifestyle that contribute to this. She writes:

I completely agree that our children are getting worse and worse in many aspects. I hear the same consistent message from every teacher I meet. Clearly, throughout my time as an Occupational Therapist, I have seen and continue to see a decline in kids’ social, emotional, and academic functioning, as well as a sharp increase in learning disabilities and other diagnoses. As we know, the brain is malleable. Through environment, we can make the brain “stronger” or make it “weaker”. I truly believe that, despite all our greatest intentions, we, unfortunately, remould our children’s brains in the wrong direction. Here is why: Continue reading “Reasons Today’s Kids Are Bored At School, Feel Entitled, Have Little Patience & Few Real Friends”

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Family vocabulary

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Parents
Your mother and father are your parents who care for you while you are growing.
Father: a person’s male parent. We usually call our father Dad or Daddy.
Mother: a person’s female parent. We usually call our mother Mum or Mummy.

Grandparents
Grandfather: a father of a person’s parent. We usually call our grandfather grandad (US granddad) or grandpa.
Grandmother: a mother of a person’s parent. We usually call our grandmother gran, grandma or granny.

Siblings
Your brothers and sisters are your siblings with same parents.
Brother: a male person with the same parents as another person
Sister: a female person with the same parents as another person

Our uncle and aunt are the siblings of our parents.
Uncle: a brother of a person’s parent; a husband of a person’s aunt
Aunt: a sister of a person’s parent; a wife of a person’s uncle

Children
Your son and daughter are your children.

Son: a male child
Daughter: a female child
Cousin (also first cousin): a child of a person’s aunt or uncle
Nephew: a son of a person’s sibling
Niece: a daughter of a person’s sibling

Grandchildren
The child of your son or daughter is your grandchild.
Grandson: a son of a person’s child
Granddaughter: a daughter of a person’s child

Spouse
The partner in marriage is our spouse. Our wife or husband is our spouse.
Husband: a male partner
Wife: a female partner

Parents of the spouse
Father-in-law: a father of a person’s spouse
Mother-in-law: a mother of a person’s spouse
Brother-in-law: a brother of a person’s spouse
Sister-in-law: a sister of a person’s spouse

Exes
Your ex-wife or ex-husband is your former partner in marriage.

Half-siblings
Half-brother: a male person who has either the same mother or the same father (but not both) as another person
Half-sister: a female person who has either the same mother or the same father (but not both) as another person

Stepparents
Stepmother: new wife of a person’s father in a second marriage
Stepfather: a new husband of a person’s mother in a second marriage

Stepchild
Your stepbrother or stepsister is the child of your stepparent but not your biological parent.

Collocations with family members

lone, single, widowed father

a father of two/three etc.

lone, single, unmarried, widowed mother

a mother of two/three etc.

big, elder, older, little, younger, full, half, twin brother/sister
maternal, paternal uncle/aunt
future, ex-, former, house husband/wife

from Vocabularypage.com

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Teacher Appreciation Week

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Teachers are real-life superheroes. They educate, innovate, encourage and support. Every day they touch the lives of millions of children and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

Take the time to celebrate these real life superheroes during Teacher Appreciation Week. Join us as we celebrate the hard work and important contributions of teachers during National Teacher Appreciation WeekWe want to celebrate together this event with a friendly conversation between colleagues to discuss the joy and pain of the most beautiful job in the world.

A group of teachers, who recently participated in a training stay in Finland with ACLE, will give a brief account of their experience. They will show pictures and videos from the schools they visited and discuss with colleagues the modernity of the Finnish school system and the importance of looking at other countries’ education system to take inspiration for improvements. 

Saturday May 7th at Puntolingue, Salerno Train Station, platform1.