Educational Issues

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle is Weakening The Nation of The World

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle is Weakening The Nation of The World

The childrearing process forms the foundation of a child’s behavior, moral values, attitudes and belief system. Parents, primarily mothers, were responsible for caring during the formative years of the child’s life. The fathers traditionally provided the necessary goods, shelter and safety for the family. In the past half-century the individuals caring for the child has […]

Why the Carusi Matter

Why the Carusi Matter

Growing up, I had no real sense of myself, no firm grasp on my identity. As a third-generation Sicilian American, I was raised with a white-washed American upbringing—there was seldom a trace of Sicilian culture in our lives outside of my mother’s cooking. As a child with an early love for books and writing, I […]

High Standards and Expectations Have To Be Realistic

High Standards and Expectations Have To Be Realistic

By Domenick J. Maglio Ph.D. Traditional Realist The setting of high standards and expectations is a traditional means of encouraging an individual to increase his performance. When a person reaches a certain level the authority figure would nudge the level higher to incrementally increase the proficiency in a skill or task. This has been successful […]

Productivity Starts at Home

Productivity Starts at Home

Knowing how to become motivated to get things done needs internalization of many skills, habits and values. In the past the method of teaching youngsters how to work and enjoy the fruits of their labor had been a function of good parenting. It is becoming a relic of the past. The proper way to clean […]

The Need to Deflate the Overinflated Minds of Yougsters

The Need to Deflate the Overinflated Minds of Yougsters

Our children’s impression of their performance of almost everything they do is terrific to stupendous. After years of their parents, teachers, coaches and other authority figures being propagandized not to harm a child’s fragile self-esteem, we are producing delusional people. Adults are constantly supervising our children. There is little opportunity for them to play outside […]

The Sicilian Project: American Style!

The Sicilian Project: American Style!

Don’t look now, but a group of Sicilian-Americans is doing something besides telling each other how much they love cannoli and pasta and Godfather movies. You are reading this right….some Americans are now actively involved in raising money in the United States and supporting Sicilian students FOR FREE by issuing academic grants to a  QUALIFIED […]

A New Initiative Seeks to Redirect Italian-American Focus towards the Mezzogiorno

A New Initiative Seeks to Redirect Italian-American Focus towards the Mezzogiorno

       An exciting new project is being launched to address one of the most significant challenges to Italian-American identity today. Motivated by a strong desire to restore ties and foster understanding between young Italian-Americans and the land from which the majority of their ancestors came, Radici a Sud (“Roots in the South”) will offer […]

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