Top 12 Website for Kids and Parents

Top 12 Websites for Kids

One of the great things about the worldwide web: endless information.

One of the worst things about the worldwide web: endless information. Having the world at our fingertips is awesome, but sometimes knowing the best places to go can save us time and peace of mind. We’ve screened hundreds of site for you.  Here are our top twelve.

When it comes to kids stuff, here are 12 websites that you will want to know about. As a parent, you know what is best and appropriate for your child, but these safe sites can certainly be a great place for them to start.

Our criteria: These sites are all safe content and especially good for young children because they are both fun and also provide leaning opportunities for them — and us. What do we need to say about this? How about: “Dr. Seuss!!” Who doesn’t have great memories of reading Dr. Seuss as a kid?   They are also vocabulary stretchers.  Many young children today are even familiar with the many different Dr. Seuss movies that have been hugely successful! And of course, the books are as great today as ever before. Kids love them. So is a fun and safe place for your kids to land and even learn while they are there. good for kids and parents says kamaron institute


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Everyday Hero, School Board Gwinnett County

School leadership case study. School board superintendent results and importance of Kamaron Institute educational programs for schools, families, school buses.

Everyday Hero Interview:  School Board President and Margaret Ross

>> MS. LOUISE RADLOFF, Presdient Gwinnett County GA Board of Education

Margaret, it’s been my pleasure.
I think the program (Kamaron Character Education, Bullying Prevention Program) is absolutely necessary
to be in our schools.  Knight Elementary among a few others Gwinnett County schools have taken
the lead on this.  I hope that by seeing it other schools will come on board.  I think as
far as the community, as far as the bus drivers, I think all of the employees of the district
including the families, who support public education, would support my thinking that this
program is number one.

Margaret Ross, Founder Kamaron Institute

Thank you Ms. Radloff


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Anger and Temper Management for Business Mangers

Temper Temper. Ten Tips for Managing your Anger

We all know the feeling of being down to our last nerve. Where do you find yourself losing your cool and your emotional balance? Is it in traffic, on the job or on the home front?  Mobile anger management is a growing challenge. Angry drivers are endangering themselves and others during the daily commute.  Temper outbursts can damage the relationships you value most. Relationships with your children and spouse.

“Keep your cool and your relationships by following this ACE approach to anger management,” says Margaret S Ross, Founder Kamaron Institute.

stress and anger management how to regain control

Ten Tips for Temper and Stress Control

Everyone knows the feeling of being down to your last frayed nerve. Whether it happens to you most frequently in traffic, on the job, the playing court or on the home front, one thing is certain – you will not be making friends or influencing others when your emotions explode all over them.  Avoid running your relationships by apply the A.C.E. approach to temper behavior management. ACE stands for Aware, Clear and Enlightened. Clear Thinking,

   Anger Management: Ten Tips To Defuse

1. Exercise: take a walk or a run, swim, lift weights, some other constructive physical activity.

2. Find ways to calm and soothe yourself:

Practice deep-breathing exercises, visualize a relaxing scene, or repeat a calming word or phrase to yourself. You can also pray, listen to music, journal or do yoga.

3. Think carefully before you speak so that you don’t end up saying something you’ll regret:

Count to 20. Sing the A, B,C song to yourself.

4. Work with the person who angered you to identify solutions to the situation.

5. Use “I” statements when describing the problem to avoid criticizing or placing blame. For instance, say “I’m upset you didn’t help with the housework this evening,” instead of, “You should have helped with the housework.” To do otherwise will likely upset the other person and escalate tensions.

6. Don’t hold a grudge. Forgive the other person and ask to be forgiven. It’s unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want.

7. Keep an anger log or journal to identify the kinds of situations that set you off and to monitor your reactions.

8. Step back from situation or and put yourself in that scene:

In the scene – What if you had done the same thing?  Stepping back: Carry something that serves as a reminder to step back from the situation and get your anger under control. For instance, you may want to keep a small marble, a rubber band on wrist, or a scrap of paper with your tips written down.

9. Change the dynamic: Identify two positive qualities about the person

10. Have a plan and practice, practice, practice and persist.


Persist: It may take some time and intense effort to put these tips into practice when you’re facing situations that typically send you into a rage. In the heat of the moment, it can be hard to remember your coping strategies.

A Presidential History Lesson

We can learn so much wisdom from studying history and all the great men and women who lived before us.  This is a little fun history lesson.  If you like math you could try to figure up the odds of this happening.  It would be hard to even figure out!  Not only is it odd that it was the same day but that it was a VERY meaningful day in both of their lives.  It is amazing.  OK, read on to figure out what I am talking about…

These two men were both signers of the Declaration of Independence, they were also both Presidents of the United States and they were also both great friends.

Did you know that both of these Presidents and friends died on the exact same day? Not only was it the same day but it was a very special day…

Jefferson died on the Fourth of July, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the same day as John Adams' death.

On July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, Adams died at his home in Quincy. His last words are often quoted as “Thomas Jefferson survives.” Only the words “Thomas Jefferson” were clearly intelligible among his last, however. Adams was unaware that Jefferson, his great political rival — and later friend and correspondent — had died a few hours earlier on that same day.

The fact that both Adams and Jefferson, both of whom had been so instrumental in creating the Declaration of Independence, would die on the fiftieth anniversary of the date of its publication, is one of the greatest coincidences in history.

Education lesson resources from Kamaron Institute for parents and teachers.

George Washington Carver – Creativity & Passion

When I think of George Washington Carver, the first thing I think of is peanuts.  I think that is because that is what I learned most in school about him.  And he did in fact invent many uses for the peanut.  At a time when many farmers were hurting, Carver showed farmers many different ways to use peanuts.  He saved many farmers by helping them make money and eat.

But George Washington Carver did way more than find uses for the peanut.  He had many other inventions and teachings.  But more than that he was a great leader for African-Americans at a tough time in history.  He was born a slave but died a man of great respect.  He was passionate and a very hard worker.  You know he must have had his share of problems and challenges but he over came them and made a great impact on on his country and the entire world.

George Washington Carver – Quotes

Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.” – George Washington Carver

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver

No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving something behind.” – George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver – A Tough Start

He was born into slavery in Newton County, Marion Township, near Diamond Grove, now known as Diamond, Missouri. He was born on July 12, 1864. His owner, Moses Carver, was a German American immigrant who had purchased George's mother, Mary, from William P. McGinnis on October 9, 1855 for seven hundred dollars. The identity of Carver's father is unknown but he had sisters and a brother, all of whom died prematurely.

When George was an infant, he, a sister, and his mother were kidnapped by Confederate night raiders and sold in Arkansas, a common practice. Moses Carver hired John Bentley to find them. Only Carver was found, orphaned and near death from whooping cough. Carver's mother and sister had already died, although some reports stated that his mother and sister had gone north with the soldiers. For returning George, Moses Carver rewarded Bentley with his best filly that would later produce winning race horses. This episode caused George a bout of respiratory disease that left him with a permanently weakened constitution. Because of this, he was unable to work as a hand and spent his time wandering the fields, drawn to the varieties of wild plants. He became so knowledgeable that he was known by Moses Carver's neighbors as the “Plant Doctor.”

One day he was called to a neighbor's house to help with a plant in need. When he had fixed the problem, he was told to go into the kitchen to collect his reward. When he entered the kitchen, he saw no one. He did, however, see something that changed his life: beautiful paintings of flowers on the walls of the room. From that moment on, he knew that he was going to be an artist as well as a botanist.

After slavery was abolished, Moses Carver and his wife Susan raised George and his brother Jim as their own children. They encouraged George Carver to continue his intellectual pursuits and “Aunt Susan” taught him the basics of reading and writing.

Since blacks were not allowed at the school in Diamond Grove and he had received news that there was a school for blacks ten miles south in Neosho, he resolved to go there at once. To his dismay, when he reached the town, the school had been closed for the night. As he had nowhere to stay, he slept in a nearby barn. By his own account, the next morning he met a kind woman, Mariah Watkins, from whom he wished to rent a room. When he identified himself “Carver's George,” as he had done his whole life, she replied that from now on, his name was “George Carver.” George liked this lady very much and her words “You must learn all you can, then go back out into the world and give your learning back to the people,” made a great impression on him.

At the age of thirteen, due to his desire to attend high school, he relocated to the home of another foster family in Fort Scott, Kansas. After witnessing the beating to death of a black man at the hands of a group of white men, George left Fort Scott. He subsequently attended a series of schools before earning his diploma at Minneapolis High School in Minneapolis, Kansas.

After high school, George started a laundry business in Olathe, Kansas.

Pick up some books on George Washington Carver if you want to learn more.  We can learn so much by studying his life.  He didn't start off with much, but with passion and hard work, he did great things.

Education lesson resources from Kamaron Institute for parents and teachers.

Dale Carnegie – A Self-Improvement Legend

Anyone interested in self-improvement has probably read something by Dale Carnegie or at least heard of him.  His life made a difference through his speaches and writings.

His most famous book is How To Win Friends and Influence People.  It is a true classic on dealing successfully with people.  There have been many “people skills” books written since Carnegie's book but almost all reference this classic.  If you were going to only read one book on “people skills” this would probably be the book to read.

But one of my favorites is the book called How To Stop Worrying and Start Living.  If you struggle with worry in your life then pick this book up.  It is awesome.

Carnegie was an early proponent of what is now called responsibility assumption, although this only appears minutely in his written work. One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people's behavior by changing one's reaction to them.

About Dale Carnegie

Born in 1888 in Maryville, Missouri, Carnegie was a poor farmer's boy, the second son of James William Carnagey and Amanda Elizabeth Harbison. In his teens, though still having to get up at 4 a.m. every day to milk his parents' cows, he managed to get educated at the State Teacher's College in Warrensburg. His first job after college was selling correspondence courses to ranchers; then he moved on to selling bacon, soap and lard for Armour & Company. He was successful to the point of making his sales territory, southern Omaha, the national leader for the firm.

Perhaps one of Carnegie’s most successful marketing moves was to change the spelling of his last name from “Carnegey” to Carnegie, at a time when Andrew Carnegie was a widely revered and recognized name.

Great Quotes by Carnegie

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.”

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.”

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.”

Education lesson resources from Kamaron Institute for parents and teachers.

Humorous Father's Day Story : Books About Fathers

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After tucking their three-year-old child Sammy in for bed one night, his parents heard sobbing coming from his room.

Rushing back in, they found him crying hysterically. He managed to tell them that he had swallowed a penny and he was sure he was going to die. No amount of talking was helping.

His father, in an attempt to calm him down, palmed a penny from his pocket and pretended to pull it from Sammy's ear. Sammy was delighted.

In a flash, he snatched it from his father's hand, swallowed, and then cheerfully demanded, “Do it again, Dad!”


Books About Fathers


For Children:


  • A Perfect Father’s Day, by Even Bunting and Illustrated by Susan Meddaugh
  • Biscuit Loves Father’s Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Illustrated by Pat Schories
  • Father’s Day by Anne Rockwell and Lizzy Rockwell

The World's Greatest Stock Market Investor… Warren Buffett

Whether you are a serious investor in the stock market or not, you have probably heard of Warren Buffett.  Maybe you were just scanning through the Forbes list of richest men in the world and you saw his name.  Or maybe you have seen the headlines from when Warren Buffett or his company Berkshire Hathaway just purchased a big stake in another company.  Buffett is one of the world's richest men and he made his money through investing in the stock market.  Who says you can't make money in the stock market?

Warren Buffett – Investor, Businessman and Philanthropist

Buffett has amassed an enormous fortune from astute investments managed through the holding company Berkshire Hathaway, of which he is the largest shareholder and CEO. With an estimated current net worth of around US$52 billion, he was ranked by Forbes as the third-richest person in the world as of April 2007, behind Bill Gates and Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helú.

In June 2006, he has made a commitment to give away his fortune to charity, with 83% of it going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The donation amounts to approximately $30 billion. Buffett's donation is said to be the largest in U.S. history. At the time of the announcement the donation was enough to more than double the size of the foundation.

Despite his immense wealth, Buffett is renowned for his unpretentious and frugal lifestyle. When he spent $9.7 million of Berkshire's funds on a corporate jet in 1989, he jokingly named it “The Indefensible” because of his past criticisms of such purchases by other CEOs. He continues to live in the same house in the central Dundee neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska that he bought in 1958 for $31,500[ (although he also owned a more expensive home in Laguna Beach, California which he sold in 2004). The current estimated value for his house is around $700,000.

Words of Wisdom from the The Oracle of Omaha

A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.”

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.”

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.”

Education lesson resources from Kamaron Institute for parents and teachers.

William James – A Pioneering American Psychologist

So many people have studied the life and workings of William James for a good reason.  He was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher.

About William James (1842 – 1910)

He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and the philosophy of pragmatism. He was the brother of novelist Henry James and of diarist Alice James.

William James was born at the Astor House in New York City, son of Henry James, Sr., an independently wealthy and notoriously eccentric Swedenborgian theologian well acquainted with the literary and intellectual elites of his day. The intellectual brilliance of the James family milieu and the remarkable epistolary talents of several of its members have made them a subject of continuing interest to historians, biographers, and critics.

James interacted with a wide array of writers and scholars throughout his life, including his godfather Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Greeley, William Cullen Bryant, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Charles Sanders Peirce, Josiah Royce, George Santayana, Ernst Mach, John Dewey, W.E.B. Du Bois, Helen Keller, Mark Twain, James Frazer, Henri Bergson, H. G. Wells, G. K. Chesterton, Sigmund Freud, Gertrude Stein, and Carl Jung.

William James – Classic Quotes

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”

Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.”

Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.”

Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.”

Education lesson resources from Kamaron Institute for parents and teachers.

Jack Welch – A CEO Great

Jack Welch is considered by most to have been one of the greatest CEOs in American history. 
John Francis “Jack” Welch, Jr. was born November 19, 1935 and was Chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. Welch gained a solid reputation for uncanny business acumen and unique leadership strategies at GE. During his tenure, GE increased its market capitalization by over $400 billion. He remains a highly-regarded figure in business circles due to his innovative management strategies and leadership style.
His net-worth is estimated at $720 million.
Great Quotes from Jack Welch
“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”
“An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”
“Change before you have to.”
“Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.”
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