Suffern Robotics Encourages Girls to Embrace STEM

Suffern Robotics Girls STEM

  My teenage son Jason has been on the Suffern Robotics Team for three years now. Last year, the team made it all the way to the FTC World Championships in Detroit, taking home a nomination for the Connect award. This year, Jason’s the team captain, hoping to repeat last year’s success.  The Suffern Robotics Team (Team #7486 for those of you keeping score at home), participates in the First Tech Challenge, which is a remarkable …

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Protect Your Child from Bullying with Online School

bullies at school

The following is a sponsored guest post As parents, we strive to protect our children from the dangers of the world. However, many children experience threats in their classrooms and school hallways–spaces where they are supposed to feel safe and at ease. There are various things parents can do to help prevent teasing, tormenting, gossiping, or worse from peers. However, after reaching out to teachers and administrators, parents often feel as though they have exhausted …

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Look Out Skynet, Suffern Robotics is Heading to the World Championships in Detroit

Suffern Robotics

The best part of being a parent is getting to see your kids grow and take on some big challenges. Win or lose, it’s still fantastic to see your child compete and give it their all. My wife and I couldn’t be prouder of Jason and his Suffern Robotics team for moving on to the World Championships in Detroit next month. What exactly is “robotics”? It’s the most gracious, science-based team “sport” you’ll ever see. …

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Some Straight Talk About Surviving the Back to School Basics

#StraightToSchool Straight Talk

I blinked. Yep, I blinked and my adorable little newborn is now 14 years old. That means when he heads back to school in September, it’s his first day of high school. Honestly, I don’t know where the time went. Everyone says your kids will grow up fast, but seriously, who believes them? You want to hear some straight talk about being a parent? Those early years are both beautiful and amazing… and also full …

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The Pajama Police Didn’t Arrest Me

Everyone has their comfort zone. At many times in your life, you’ll be forced to step outside that zone for one reason or another. That goes double for anyone who’s got kids. Today, I took that step at 7:30 a.m. See, Allie’s been sick for almost a week now with some bad vertigo. That means I’ve had to start actually pulling my weight as a parent around here, since she can’t drive. Yeah, you feel …

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