Archive for 'Education'

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 [...]

The Child and the Machine

The Child and the Machine

Are computers effective learning tools for young children? Can computers help our kids learn to read, write, and think? The Child and the Machine is, astonishingly, the first book ever to address these questions. Drawing upon [...]

Young Kids and Computers

Young Kids and Computers

Can computer time make our children more literate?  We’ll find out next on The Parent Report. Young Kids & Computers Well over 80% of households now have computers, and many homes have more than one. While [...]

Homework and Planning

Homework and Planning

How to help your child excel at their homework by planning better. Homework and Planning Is your child having difficulty with homework assignments…like not getting them completed? Sometimes the reasons for this can have more to [...]