Archive for 'Education'

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Smart but Scattered

Smart but Scattered

Written especially for parents, this accessible, state-of-the-science guide provides crucial knowledge and tools for supporting school-age kids who lack or lag behind in executive skills–the core, brain-based habits of mind required to “execute” tasks like getting [...]

Migraine Headaches Hurt Children’s School Performance

Migraine Headaches Hurt Children’s School Performance

A recent study has shown that children who suffer from migraines are three times more likely to perform below average in school compared to children that don’t suffer from migraine headaches at all. The study examined [...]