Ashley Sutphin Watkins

Ashley Sutphin Watkins studied journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill, and now works as a freelance copywriter for companies and organizations throughout the country. Aside from cheering on the Tarheel basketball team, she spends her time unsuccessfully trying to keep up with two young kids. You can find more at her website, RedPenCopywriting.


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Current Events for Kids: Tackling Today’s Race Issues

Unlike many current events discussions, which can seem relatively abstract to kids, one that hits close to home centers on racial issues. Even young children may see instances of racial tension occurring in real-life situations, making it an important topic … Continue reading

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Making Science A BLAST!

Is there a way for kids to once again have a BLAST! with science? That’s the hope of filmmaker Paul Devlin. Devlin, an Emmy-award winning filmmaker, is in the midst of releasing an educational version of his film BLAST!, which … Continue reading

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Current Events For Kids: Talking About War On Poverty At Dinnertime

We previously stated why current events should be served up to your kids at dinner. You certainly can’t cover every current topic with your child, and there are some you may want to avoid altogether, but one that’s really making … Continue reading

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Why Current Events Should Be Served Up To Your Kids At Dinner

Bringing education outside the classroom   Tap tap, tap tap tap tap tap… Are the only sounds at your dinner table the sounds of tapping on an iPhone? As a parent, maybe you’re terrified your child will end up like … Continue reading

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Can You Impact Your Child’s Motivation?

“Hi Mom, I’m going to start my homework before I play any Xbox this afternoon.” Ah, the dream statement. Unfortunately, homework time sounds a lot less like this, and a lot more like a war between many parents and students. … Continue reading

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