Archive for 'Education'

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, [...]

Making the Transition to Middle School

Helping our kids make the transition into middle school. Middle School Transition At around grades 6 or 7, most kids make the transition to middle school or junior high. It’s can be a big change for [...]

Helping Kids Transition to Middle School

Helping Kids Transition to Middle School

Helping our kids make the transition into middle school. Middle School Transition At around grades 6 or 7, most kids make the transition to middle school or junior high. It’s can be a big change for [...]

Are You Over Scheduling Your Children?

Are You Over Scheduling Your Children?

Are we over scheduling our children? Today’s kids can have so many activities and lessons that they have to attend that they end up stressed out.  During the school year many parents take on the role [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Kids Exposed to Second Hand Smoke Miss More School

Kids Exposed to Second Hand Smoke Miss More School

Children who live in households where one or more parents smoke miss more school days than children who live in smoke-free households. The US study found that in homes with one smoker, children aged 6 to [...]

Tips for Exam Anxiety

Tips for Exam Anxiety

A few tips on helping kids cope with exam anxiety. Exam Anxiety We’ve all been there – exam time, so most of us know just how stressful it can be for our kids. Test anxiety is [...]