Archive for 'Education'

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Over-Scheduling Your Kids During School

Over-Scheduling Your Kids During School

How to know if you’re over scheduling your child’s after school agenda. Over-Scheduling Kids Not only are children starting back into school at this time of year, they’re also enrolling in after school lessons and sports [...]

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 [...]

School Trips

School Trips

A look at the many benefits of the overnight school trip. School Trips Whether it’s to travel to a new country, a band trip, or a school sports league, overnight school trips can be a child’s [...]

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 [...]

Do You Have an Intellectually Gifted Child?

Do You Have an Intellectually Gifted Child?

All children excel in certain areas. For the child who is gifted academically, their intellectual abilities can pose unique challenges for both parents and schools. What makes a child intellectually gifted? Certainly genetics play a role, [...]