Parenting Issues

Whether it’s ideas for staying involved or information on dealing with bullies, you’ll find plenty of great advice here as your kids head into yet another school year.

12 Tips for Getting Organized for Back to School

12 Tips to Get You Organized for Back to School

March 12th, 2014 posted by Megan Brown

Back to school activities, back to school shopping, back to school goals…. August and September can be exciting but it is also easy to get overwhelmed. Luckily there are also plenty […]

Getting Into A Homework Routine

Getting Into A Homework Routine

October 3rd, 2013 posted by Rebecca Brea

Now that the school year is in full swing, some kids (and parents) may be deep in the throes of ‘homework hassles’. Projects, studying for tests and nightly assignments can […]

The Detectable Signs of Cyber Bullying

May 23rd, 2013 posted by Jessica Salt

Unfortunately, bullying is commonplace at schools, especially in junior high and high school. However, cyber bullying is even more troubling because it is harder to monitor. Both situations contribute to […]

Ready, Set, Go! From Preschool to Kindergarten

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

by Robert E. Freeman The transition from “little school” to “big school” is not so tough for kids but for moms and dads it can be harrowing. Here’s some advice […]

Tips on Reducing First-Year Jitters (College)

February 12th, 2013 posted by Stacey B. Hersh

New friends. Fresh surroundings. Increased responsibilities. Freshman year is filled with exciting new experiences, but it can also cause students to feel anxious and stressed. “In the beginning, it’s normal […]

As children are in the midst of their first few weeks back to school this year, they’re not the only ones who are starting off a new year of learning. […]

Why Do I Have to Learn Every Subject in School?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Don Dewsnap

by Don Dewsnap This article is for students, especially middle school and high school students. They have a question and deserve an answer: “What do I have to study this […]

10 Partnering Tips for a Strong School Community

February 12th, 2013 posted by National PTA

Principals and Parents Working Together The main reason people join PTA is to gain access to the organized, high quality parent involvement opportunities that will help their children achieve in […]

Working Parents Can Overcome Homework Hassles

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Raymond J. and Eileen Huntington

by Dr. Raymond J. and Eileen Huntington With springtime just around the bend, your son or daughter may find it more difficult than ever to concentrate on homework. If so, […]

10 Tips For Good Study Skills

February 12th, 2013 posted by Myjellybean.com

One of the main things that kids struggle with during their school years are proper study habits. Developing a habit can take a couple of weeks, so be consistent, and […]

Back to School…um, I Mean Home

February 12th, 2013 posted by Catie Hayes-Gosselin

That time of year is rapidly approaching. If it is not so evident in the weather yet, just check out your local store. The stocks of sunglasses and swim goggles […]

Does Your Child Lose Sleep When School Starts?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Margarita L. Dubocovich

High school schedules are causing high school adolescents to not get enough sleep, reports researchers from Northwestern University in the United States. When school begins (for most U.S. children in […]

Organizing Your Homeschooling Day

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kelly Huckaby

by Kelly HuckabyWhen you decided to homeschool, did your first official day of school leave you feeling really great – and did your second day leave you in tears? Are […]

Sylvan’s custom approach to tutoring

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

At Sylvan, we’ll build the skills, habits and attitudes your child needs to succeed in school… and in life. Request more information today to find out how Sylvan will create […]

Extra Curricular Overload

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

School is about to open and with it comes the barrage of extra curricular activities. Talent shows. Science projects. Homework. Dance class. Basketball practice. Violin recitals. Book reports. When is […]

How to Help Your Child be Successful in Kindergarten

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tina O'Block

Your child’s first year of school should be a fun and exciting time. Children who are comfortable with and prepared for this first school experience are more likely to have […]

Back to School Allowance Advice for Parents

February 12th, 2013 posted by Eileen Gallo, Ph.D., and Jon Gallo, J.D.

by Eileen Gallo, Ph.D., and Jon Gallo, J.D. What do good schools and well thought out allowances have in common? Both teach your child a vitally important life skill: reflective […]

Family Book Clubs: Creating Good Reading Habits with Our Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jan Finlayson

The economic downturn has us staying at home more often, creating a great opportunity to get reacquainted with reading. With our busy lifestyles, it may seem hard to find the […]

Preparing Your Child For Kindergarten

February 12th, 2013 posted by Iliana Sanchez

As a parent, you are your child’s most important teacher. It is vital that you spend quality time with your child each day. Following is a list of suggested activities […]

Bullying – Both Sides of The Fence

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Whether your child is being bullied or is the bully, our parenting expert has some solid advice for you. When Your Child is Acting Like a Bully Situation It has […]

Getting Your Kids to Talk About School

February 12th, 2013 posted by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller

by Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman “What did you learn in school today?” “Nothing.” “Anything interesting happen?” “Nope.” “Did you like it?” “It was OK.” Does getting your kids to […]

Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Raymond J. and Eileen Huntington

by Dr. Raymond J. and Eileen Huntington For many students, going back to school is an exciting occasion — a chance to make new friends, embark on new extra-curricular activities […]

Home Alone: When and How?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question I’m trying to decide if my children are ready to be home alone for short periods of time. I’m thinking specifically of the time after school until I arrive […]

Handling Homework

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Limited amounts of homework in the primary grades may be beneficial; however, it should not be excessive, especially in the lower grades. The amount of homework assigned varies greatly from […]

Letter to the Principal

February 12th, 2013 posted by W. Bruce Cameron

Office of the Principal Shawnee Mission East High School Shawnee Mission, Kansas (Mr. Cameron: As a courtesy — you are, after all, an alumnus of this school — we are […]

I’m Sitting Up Front!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

It’s a common situation, all over the country. Who gets to sit in the front seat on the way to school? “It’s my turn! He got to yesterday!” whines Jessica. […]

How Busy Parents Can Stay Involved

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

There are ways that busy parents can stay involved in their children’s educational growth. Whether you work outside of the home, run a home office, or take care of other […]

Mission Impossible

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kellie Head

After twelve weeks of hearing “I’m bored” and “It’s too hot to play outside,” I am more than ready to send my little angels back to school. As the first […]

My Son’s Teacher was a Bully

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patricia Gatto and John De Angelis

When my son was in sixth grade, he came home with a rip in his new sneakers. He told me the gym teacher did it during a sneaker check. It […]

Is Your Child’s Homework Worth Doing?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller

by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller The drive to assign more and more homework to children at younger ages is in full force in some schools. The homework binge threatens […]

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