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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 [...]

Homework and Parents

Homework and Parents

The right balance to helping our kids with homework and school projects. Homework and Parents As parents, we only want the best for our children’s education.  But sometimes we can go a little too far in [...]

Troubles in Early School

Troubles in Early School

 Some early warning signs that your child is having difficulty learning. Troubles in Early School So often, difficulties in school don’t reveal themselves until a child is in the primary grades at school.  But sometimes there [...]

Prepping Pre-schoolers for Formal Education

Prepping Pre-schoolers for Formal Education

How to prepare your preschool child for their formal education. Preparing Pre-Schoolers Is your preschoolers planning to attend kindergarten in the fall? You might be thinking it’s time to learn the ABC’s and numbers.  But really, [...]

The Importance of Recess for Children

The Importance of Recess for Children

Throughout much of North America, there is a growing trend to shorten or even do away with recess entirely, in order to find more time to teach academics. In some classrooms, some teachers use recess as [...]

Music and Young Children

Music and Young Children

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the love of music. Fortunately it doesn’t require expensive lessons and instruments to do this. Singing, even speaking in a sing-song voice to children is [...]

Signs Your Child is Being Bullied Online

Signs Your Child is Being Bullied Online

Could your child be a victim of cyber-bullying? Signs of Cyber Bullying There is nothing more disheartening than to discover that peers are bullying your child. But sometimes the signs aren’t as clear as a bloody [...]

Music Lessons

Music Lessons

Hitting the right note. Finding the best music lesson for your child. Music Lessons Music benefits children on many levels, from academic to artistic.  Most important however, is that music can be a lot of fun [...]

Girls and Education

Girls and Education

Setting high expectations for our daughter’s education. Girls and Education There was a   time when girls rarely went onto university or college. Today, more than 50% of university degrees are awarded to women.  Still, many girls [...]

Signs of Reading Difficulties

Signs of Reading Difficulties

What to do when learning to read is easier said than done. Signs of Reading Difficulties For some kids learning to read is quite the challenge. But since reading is so integral to a child’s education, [...]

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