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Parent at the Helm Blog Updates

Greetings! As always, we’ve been working hard to keep Parent at the Helm as fresh and user-friendly as we can, so I thought it would be wise to take a moment and point out what’s new!

Two New Categories on Parent at the Helm Home Page

Happy face Parent at the HelmAn update by the creator of the Word Press theme we use finally answered my only complaint about it – we now have two more areas for categories – hooray! Ultimately, we decided to take information that formerly was only on “pages” and give the information greater visibility smack dab on the home page. To that end, I hope you will now find posts for “Homeschooling Resources” and “New to Homeschooling?” very easy to see and explore and share.

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If you look closely, at the top of each Parent at the Helm post and in the middle of the home page, you’ll see the new Google +1 icon. (Here it’s a pretty blue one, but on the blog pages it’s actually white.

Apparently, this is an experiment, and what follows is how Google explains the new icon:

Show +1’s

In order to +1 things, you first need a public Google profile. This helps people see who recommended that tasty recipe or great campsite. When you create a profile, it’s visible to anyone and connections with your email address can easily find it.

Your +1’s are stored in a new tab on your Google profile. You can show your +1’s tab to the world, or keep it private and just use it to personally manage the ever-expanding record of things you love around the web.

Clear as mud, right? When you like a Parent at the Helm post, give the experiment a shot and give it a +1, and we’ll see together how this whole things pans out.

Parent at the Helm’s New “Kudos for Kids” Page

Today’s contact with an old homeschooling friend got me remembering “the good old days.” Lynn, my friend, and I started a local homeschooling support group many moons ago. Since Al Gore hadn’t yet invented the Internet (at least he didn’t tell any of us up them thar mountains about it, anyway), I insisted our group needed a newsletter. And since I insisted we needed a newsletter, I got to write a newsletter! My favorite part, hands down, was the section I always saved to showcase something special that the kids had accomplished, or something of which they were particularly proud. And with all the rearranging going on at Parent at the Helm, I’ve got room for a brand new page called “Kudos for Kids!” Just like the old days!

So, when your kiddos have accomplishments or proud learning moments or skills they’d like to share and do a little shouting about, send them along. Let’s fill up this page with all kinds of wonderful activities and happy kids! Simply send the details (175 words max) to info at parentatthehelm dot com (close it all up and use proper symbols, of course). And now, thanks to the wonders of the electronic info age, we can have pictures, too! Please send one or two photos (no larger than 25KB) if you’d like, simply by attaching them to your e-mail.

It would warm the cockles of my heart if you let your fellow home educators know about “Kudos for Kids,” too.

Okay, this was going to be a quick post…I don’t think there is such a thing! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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