WHITE people live in messy houses covered with booze bottles and eat bacon - while South East Asian people pray to Muhammad Ali and shop in Primark... These are just some of the misconceptions held by the 13 to 14-year-old children at the start of Channel 4’s new show, The Great British School Swap. The programme follows 12 year eight and year nine pupils from Saltley Academy, a secondary school in the Alum Rock area of Birmingham where fewer than one per cent of the children are white British, and 12 pupils from Tamworth Enterprise College, as they take turns spending a week in each other’s schools. The idea is to integrate two communities which hardly ever interact and find out just how different the two groups really are. It’s a huge culture shock for both sets of children, who hold alarming misconceptions about each other, despite their schools only being 15 miles apart. Many of the children’s ideas are funny – one white boy mistakenly thinks that … [Read more...] about TV experiment reveals misconceptions of British school kids including that all Asians shop at Primark and pray to Muhammad Ali – and white people love bacon
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Am I a Bad Parent? is a CNN Parenting parenthood advice column. Send us your confidential questions about any worrisome parenting behaviors you're having, and we'll help you work through the problem -- and the guilt. (CNN) Am I a bad parent if I do the majority of the cleaning up after my kids? -- Rather Do It Myself Dear Rather Do It Myself, So much of parenting requires risk analysis. On one hand, we have the future well-being of our children to consider. If we don't teach them to clean up after themselves, they might grow up to be messy and entitled brats. Read More On the other hand, we have the current well-being of us, the parents, to take into account. We are living in the age of burnout. Many of us lack the bandwidth -- emotional and temporal -- to get our children to clean up their Hot Wheels on a regular basis. There's so much to squeeze into a day (jobs need to be worked, dishes need to be cleaned, stories need to be read, etc). Is it really so wrong to … [Read more...] about Q: Am I a bad parent if I clean up after my kids?
GETTING your baby on to solid foods can be exciting – but it may be hard work too, and knowing when the time's right to make the switch can be tricky.The NHS's Start4Life (nhs.uk/start4life), which recently launched a new weaning hub full of advice and healthy recipes, says most babies shouldn't be weaned until they're six months old. This is about the age when their bodies are better able to cope with solid foods, they're more able to feed themselves, and better at chewing, swallowing and moving food around their mouth. Still, there's no 'one size fits all'.TV's Dr Pixie McKenna, a GP and author of several books on child development, has teamed up with Waterwipes with Soapberry (waterwipes.com) and created a guide for parents approaching the weaning phase.Here are 10 things parents should keep in mind:1. There's no magic age to startBabies will generally be ready to start weaning at six months old, although McKenna points out: "All babies develop at different stages, and what … [Read more...] about About to start weaning? 10 expert tips to help parents navigate the switch to solids
It’s probably nobody’s childhood dream to clean up crime scenes for a living.But for those who find themselves with an unexpected emotional debacle and potentially infectious mess on their hands, it's certainly a good thing some of us choose to veer down that particular career path.“Every night we pray to help others,” said Donnie Lamirande, co-founder and co-owner of Rocky Mountain Biohazard. “We’re here for a purpose. We believe this job was given to us as a godsend. By no means was it a dream job.”She and her husband Randel Lamirande got into the crime scene cleanup business five years ago when they decided to stop working for others, and take their careers into their own hands. As they investigated all manner of franchises, biohazard cleanup kept showing up. They started out with a franchise but have since gone out on their own.“I thought it was gross,” said Donnie. “And there was no way I was doing that. I thought is that … [Read more...] about Dirty job: crime scene cleanup in Colorado Springs
Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 10:57 PM EST Dec 20, 2018 Lansing — Michigan would use new online sales tax revenue for road repairs instead of K-12 schools under a $1.2 billion lame-duck supplemental spending agreement between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders that would also create a new funding source for environmental cleanups. The GOP-led Senate on Thursday amended and then quickly approved enabling legislation that would reduce the percentage of income tax collections that flow each year into the School Aid Fund, which is the main source of money for K-12 public schools. The plan would not cut year-over-year school spending, but the shift would limit additional funding that would otherwise be available for K-12 schools by $141 million this year and $173.8 million in fiscal year 2020 and beyond. The shift would pave the way for the Snyder administration’s plan to use new tax revenue … [Read more...] about $1.2B budget deal shifts school aid to pay for roads, toxic cleanups