PracticalDad and the Education Cutbacks

The budgetary chickens are coming home to roost as newspapers run stories about school districts having to cut back significantly to meet the financial shortfalls.  With no money forthcoming from the states since they’re broke as well, all manner of things are on the block to bring the budget into balance.  While some can talk about reinstituting programs later when the money is available, the simple reality is that we’re resetting to a new and lower norm of spending.  There simply isn’t the money to cover all of the promises made and obligations taken on.  So what can I do for my kids in what’s sure to be a tighter, more competitive educational environment?

I can kick their ass. 

Kids and Chore Charts

As kids grow and are able to take on more responsibility, parents frequently turn to chore charts to help keep things on track.  They have multiple advantages. not least of which is helping a frazzled parent keep tabs on what’s been done and who’s responsible for what; I can’t emphasize enough how chaotic things with multiple children can become.

Welcome to the Homepage Redesign

Thanks for visiting PracticalDad.

This site is presently akin to a room with the paint cans stacked on top of tarps and chairs. I do expect that the redesign work will be finished in the immediate future and the homepage will sport a whole new look.

In the meantime, enjoy the articles and thanks for coming!

Upcoming Site Changes

Just a note that the site will undergo a change in the coming week.  The site will have a larger number of topic categories as the initial categories listed at the top of the site are becoming too overly broad.