Archive for 'Education'

The Shutdown Learner

The Shutdown Learner

The important role fathers have in their children’s education, coming up next on The Parent Report. Dad’s and Kids Education There’s a lot of research that shows children who have dads who care and get involved [...]

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 [...]

Early School Troubles

Early School Troubles

 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 [...]

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 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, [...]

Homework Tips

Homework Tips

Homework tips for the child who hates homework.  Homework Tips Homework is an important part of a child’s education, but if you have a kid who is struggling with academics, homework may feel like adding insult [...]

Shut Down Learners

Shut Down Learners

Does your child hate school?  Shut Down Learners Do you have a child who was great at Lego and puzzles as a preschooler? You were certain they’d be a brilliant academic, yet here they are, years [...]

Overcoming Homework Battles with Your Kids

Overcoming Homework Battles with Your Kids

With a few tips, you can overcome homework battles with your children. Homework Battles Today, kids can get a lot of homework, and getting them to do it can be a running battle in many homes. [...]