Archive for 'Education'

Why Active Children Do Better in School

Why Active Children Do Better in School

There’s a lot of concern about how sedentary our children’s lives are becoming. So how much exercise do they need in order to be healthy? According to some studies, one out of three American children are [...]

Initiating Homework

Initiating Homework

 Some ideas on how to jump-start kids to do their homework. Initiating Homework When it comes to all the things that kids have to learn at school, well, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours [...]

Helping Disorganized Preteens

Helping Disorganized Preteens

Helping your disorganized middle-schooler get organized Disorganized Tweens There are a lot of changes that go on in the life of the preteen and early adolescent.  Middle school for one.  Hormones for another.  It can result [...]

Hidden Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied

Hidden Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied

Whether a child is the victim of name calling or physical abuse, bullying is devastating to a child’s sense of self worth. Is your child the victim of bullying? Sometimes the signs are hard to spot, [...]

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Middle school children who are fit have better grades than unfit children according to research out of Michigan State University. The researchers studied the link between how children  scored on standardized tests and the grades on [...]

Music Education on a Budget

Music Education on a Budget

How to find kids music lessons on a budget. Music Education Over the years there have been a lot of studies showing that music lessons can improve a child’s math skills. More important though, is that [...]

Tips for Going to Middle School or High School

Tips for Going to Middle School or High School

The middle school and high school years can be filled with all sorts of bumps along the way. But there are ways to help make the move out of elementary school a little easier for your [...]

Over-scheduled Kids

Over-scheduled Kids

When those after school lessons are just too much of a good thing Over-scheduled Kids With all the wonderful after school lessons available to kids today, it can be pretty tempting to fill their time with [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]