Archive for 'Education'

How to Praise Good Grades

How to Praise Good Grades

 Is there a right way to praise good grades? Praising Grades When a child comes home with high marks, what parent doesn’t want to jump up and praise them? Sometimes it’s even tempting to reward them [...]

What Kids Learn in Grades 1, 2 and 3

What Kids Learn in Grades 1, 2 and 3

Those first three years of school are full of challenges. Here’s how to help your child make the grade, and what to do when he doesn’t. When you look at what children learn in grades one, [...]

Divorce & Education

Divorce & Education

Can the divorce of parents affect how children do in school? Divorce and Education There is nothing that can affect a child’s performance in school more than their home life. Which is why divorce can impact [...]

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

When it comes to higher grades for our children, many parents resort to tutors and longer homework hours, but a better approach might be to increase recess time. Studies show a direct link between more exercise [...]

How Sleep Affects Education

How Sleep Affects Education

The connection between adequate sleep and good grades. Sleep and Education How many hours of sleep is your child getting?  If your answer is 8, then chances are your child isn’t getting enough sleep.  In fact, [...]

School Super Projects

School Super Projects

 Should parents help out on those giant school projects? School Super Projects So, your child came home with a gigantic science project. Do you get involved with helping to build it, or is that cheating? Well, [...]

Parent/Teacher Meetings

Parent/Teacher Meetings

A look at why those parent-teacher meetings are so important. Parent/Teacher Meetings Once school is well underway, parent-teacher conferences start to pop up. As a parent, it’s your chance to express any concerns about your child’s [...]

Dyslexia

Dyslexia

What to do if your child is struggling with learning to read. Dyslexia Dyslexia is a condition that makes reading difficult.  Letters are often misinterpreted and a child can easily fall behind if their dyslexia is [...]

Counteracting Ads Aimed at Kids

Counteracting Ads Aimed at Kids

How to counteract all that advertising aimed at children. Counteracting ads aimed at kids Over the years, we’ve become accustomed to buying what we want now.  It’s created a bit of a credit crisis for a [...]

Your Musical Child

Your Musical Child

What makes children fall in love with music? How does musical ability develop? How can parents select an appropriate instrument for their children? Why do children find practicing so challenging and what can parents do to [...]