Archive for 'Education'

Parents and Their Role in Homework

Parents and Their Role in Homework

How to help make homework a point of discussion rather than a battlefield. Homework and Parents Homework is one of those things that can become arunning battle. But by taking a proactive approach with your child, [...]

Helping Tweens and Teens Adjust to a New School

Helping Tweens and Teens Adjust to a New School

Statistics tell us that about 50% of us move every five years. If that move entails a change of school for your tween or teen, then chances are you can expect a few bumps along the [...]

Reading Your Child’s Report Card

Reading Your Child’s Report Card

What should your child’s report card tell you about the past school year? Report Cards Well, it’s about that time of year again when final report cards will be sent home. Hopefully, after another year, your [...]

Adjusting to a New High School

Adjusting to a New High School

Tips for helping your teen adjust to a new school. New High School Moving to a new school is difficult at any age, but during the teen years, it can be really tough. High school is [...]

Girls and Physical Fitness

Girls and Physical Fitness

Studies show that girls turn away from sports and fitness once they reach the teen years. So how do we keep our daughters as interested in keeping fit as our sons keep? It’s important to teach [...]

Parent’s Involvement in their Teen’s Education

Parent’s Involvement in their Teen’s Education

Studies show time and time again that children do better when their parents are involved with their school and education. That doesn’t change once our kids are teens. Once a child hits the high school years, [...]

Learning and Attention Disorders; A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Learning and Attention Disorders; A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Respected pediatrician William Feldman has written an accessible yet authoritative guide to dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other learning disabilities that provide the latest information on diagnosis and treatment options, including the pros and cons [...]

How Divorce Affects Children’s Education

How Divorce Affects Children’s Education

No matter what age your child is, separation or divorce will have an effect, particularly in the school-aged child. Statistics tell us that more than half of all divorce cases involve children. But statistics can’t describe [...]

What to Do When Your Child Skips Class

What to Do When Your Child Skips Class

If your child is skipping classes, you’ll want to understand why this behavior is happening is the first place.  Skipping Class So you got a call from your child’s high school informing you that she’s been [...]

How Parents Can Get Involved in School

How Parents Can Get Involved in School

Why getting involved with your child’s school is so important. Parents in the Classroom From fundraisers, to assisting in the classroom, to joining the school parenting committees, there are a lot of ways for parents to [...]