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 […]

Teacher Student Relationships

February 12th, 2013 posted by Growing Up

A Supportive One Can Reduce Aggression Preventing acts of childhood aggression has become a major focus for schools throughout the nation, but their efforts may be lacking a critical ingredient […]

Lost Boys: Helping Males Succeed in School

February 12th, 2013 posted by Bradley Hospital

According to recent headlines, boys are falling behind in school across the nation. Not only are high school boys slipping in standardized writing test scores, younger boys are more likely […]

Pain in the Back: Your Child’s Backpack May Not Be the Cause

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Robert Duvall

Back pain is pervasive throughout the adult population. It is one of the most common reasons to visit a doctor. Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than […]

When Your Child is the Bully: Five Important Issues to Address

February 12th, 2013 posted by Derek Randel

“The phone rang one night last week and it was Mr. Scott, my son’s math teacher. He was informing me that my son, Ben, was hitting other students and even […]

The Importance of Home Visits: A Teacher’s Point of View

February 12th, 2013 posted by Mary Louise Murguia-De La Rosa

by Mary Louise Murguia-De La Rosa Home visit-those two words used to strike fear in my heart until I got to see, first hand, the power that they hold. I’d […]

Back to School Bicycle Safety Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

It’s time to head back to school, and kids will be donning their backpacks and hopping onto their bicycles. Be sure to go over this checklist with your kids to […]

Helping Your Child Look Forward to School

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

“I hate school!” No parent wants to hear their third grade daughter yell out these words on a regular basis. Your first grader conveniently forgets to bring home his homework […]

Easing Into “Senior Slump” Can Put Students In A Tight Spot This Fall

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

If you’ve noticed a distinct change in your son or daughter’s academic attitude since the day that highly anticipated college acceptance letter appeared in your mailbox, you’re not alone. For […]

Everything-4-Elementary Education

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Rose

Who is responsible for what when it comes to your child’s homework? Does the parent carry any burden, the teacher, or is it the student who needs to bear the […]

Managing Morning Madness

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Are your mornings rushed, chaotic and disorganized? Then it’s time to get control and make morning a good start to a wonderful day! When your morning activities run smoothly, and […]

Improving Your Child’s Note Taking Skills

February 12th, 2013 posted by Myjellybean.com

Taking good notes is an essential skill for any student. Good notes help kids study and learn, do well on tests, and keep track of what the teacher sees as […]

Getting Organized for Back to School

February 12th, 2013 posted by Debbie Williams

How many days left of summer? When does school start? Are those the voices of bored teenagers that I hear, or the whine of frazzled parents? Summer is coming to […]

The Difference Between Tattling and Reporting

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Fitzell, M. Ed.

Teachers and caregivers hear from children everyday how little Johnny did this or how Sally did that. But are they just tattling, or are they really offering important information? Teaching […]

Tips for Successful Group School Projects

February 12th, 2013 posted by Myjellybean.com

When your child is assigned to a group project in school, it would be great if everyone did their part and things went smoothly. Unfortunately, as we all know, that’s […]

Top 100 Items, from A to Z, to Bring to Campus

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dawn Burns Smith

(and what to leave home) The campus housing specialists at Rutgers University have seen and heard it all. Through years of helping students settle into residence halls, the staff has […]

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 […]

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