Archive for June, 2018
If you’re in the market for a brand new home, congratulations! The prospect of owning a new house is an incredibly exciting one, but it’s important to be aware of what to look for in a new house, whether it is of new construction or an older house. It’s easy to make a house look good in pictures, but here are some helpful tips on what to keep an eye out for when you check out the location in person.
Watch for Eventual Repairs
Real estate agents and homesellers don’t often openly advertise the negative aspects of their homes. When you arrive to the house, even if it is new construction, be on the watch for signs of damage on the roof, faulty wiring or plumbing issues. These are things that have the potential to set you back big time down the line, and
Today, about 25% of American schools are private, and as of 2016 about 2.63 million students were enrolled at private elementary schools alone. There are a lot of benefits to private school, from more opportunities to go to summer camps to access to the fine arts. Here are just a few that are worth considering:
Student and Parent InvolvementOne of the greatest advantages of private schools is better student involvement–meaning peers are a boost to learning rather than a distraction–and better parent involvement. When asked about student apathy, 21% of public school teachers find it a problem in their school. Only 4% of private school teachers are worried about apathy. As for parental involvement, 3% of private school teachers report having a problem getting parents involved. With public school teachers, 24% have issues with getting parents involved.
Extra-Curricular OpportunitiesPrivate schools offer far more in terms of extras. Students in private schools typ
Everyone has their fears about growing old. A study by Genworth Financial found that 55% of people said their greatest fear about getting needing something like Alzheimer’s care was becoming a burden to their families. In fact, being a burden weighed more heavily on their minds than even the prospect of dying. For many, the possibilities presented by assisted living apartments are the best answer to these fears.
Assisted Living FearsMany people have very real fears about leaving their own home or their children’s home and entering any type of assisted living apartments. These fears can be doubly concerning for someone facing Alzheimer’s or one of the other types of dementia. Knowing the truth about them, though, can make all the difference.
The two summers that you spent in the Rocky Mountains were some of the best times of your life. When you went away to work at summer camp the summer after the first year in college, you never realized that you would not only be making friends that would last a life year and learning leadership skills that would help you in many future jobs. Summer camps across the country provide not only wonderful opportunities for the campers who attend, but for the staff members as well.
Elementary school, middle school, and high school students alike appreciate the opportunity to be away from home for weeks at a time and the opportunity to explore new adventures. From hiking in the mountains to learning how to try out archery skills, summer camps are a great way to spend part of the summer.
Day Camps Provide Opportunities for Campers and Counselors Alike
Many families extend a good deal of energy deciding where they will send their children to school, but do not conside