Elementary School

First through sixth grade are the years we mold our young ones into adolescents. Get their future off to a good start.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Have a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

February 12th, 2013 posted by Teresa Higginbotham

Do parent-teacher conferences make you just a little nervous? Does it seem like they never turn out the way you would like them to? I’ve been on both sides of […]

Shy vs. Bad Manners

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Q: My daughter just turned 6 years old. She has always been shy. Since she was a baby, if someone said hello to her, or fussed over her, she would […]

Integrating Daily Life with Reading Comprehension

February 12th, 2013 posted by Freda J. Glatt, M.S.

by Freda J. Glatt, M.S. There are many questions you can ask your child during common, daily activities that will reinforce their reading skills. Below are just a few scenarios, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Look Beyond Test Scores to Find Out if Your Child is on Course

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

by Dr. Raymond J. and Eileen Huntington When your child has a stuffy nose and persistent cough, chances are your doctor will use a thermometer and stethoscope for a careful […]

Coloring Snow – Fun Winter Learning

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

All photos Copyright 2001, FamilyCorner.com Who needs a rainy day when you have a snowy day! Create you own winter wonderland with colorful buckets of snow. This is an easy […]

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 […]

Day Trips – A Visit to the Zoo

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nancy Price

Almost all children enjoy a trip to the zoo. You can use zoos to encourage your child’s interest in the natural world and to introduce children to the many fascinating […]

Making the Grade – What You Should Know

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

by Dr. Raymond J. and Eileen Huntington If you are unhappy with your child’s report card grades, you might be happy to know that many teachers are the first to […]

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 […]

Proper Nutrition Can Make Your Child a Top Student

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gobala Krishnan

by Gobala Krishnan It is important that your child gets his or her nutrition early on, preferably form Grade 1. This is the most important time for brain development, as […]

Encouraging Your Child’s Language : A Foundation for Literacy

February 12th, 2013 posted by Robert E. Freeman, Ed.S

by Robert E Freeman,Ed.S ©, Copyright 1999 My daughter, Alexandra, has been reading since she was around two years old. A genius you might say, but not any different than […]

Reading To Our Children

February 12th, 2013 posted by Our Example

As parents, we are bombarded with advice on educating our children; homeschool, public school, private school, or tutoring. It’s an endless debate that we all participate in at some point. […]

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 […]

Rejuvenate Your Child’s Self-Esteem During the December & January Break

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

by Dr. Raymond J. and Eileen Huntington For most students, December and January bring at least two weeks to relax and recharge while classes are out of session. For families, […]

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 […]

Summer School is Not the Only Place to Learn

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

If your child finished this school year with a good report card and a promotion to the next grade, summer school may be the farthest thing from your mind. This […]

Father’s Interest in Child’s School Life Can Override Negative Influences

February 12th, 2013 posted by University of Illinois Extension

A father’s interest and involvement in his child’s life at school, when added to that of the mother, packs a powerful one-two punch in that child’s favor, concludes a new […]

The Giraffe – Taller Than a House?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Kids ask the darndest questions. Ones that make you scratch your head and wonder why you don’t have the answers. My 6 year-old daughter asked me “Are giraffes taller than […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Whose Responsibility is it Anyway?

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 […]

Helping Children Adjust to a Change in Schools

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gregory Keer

by Gregory Keer Benjamin loved his school. He loved his teachers, friends, math challenges, science lab, and reading groups. He loved soccer at PE and student council with the older […]

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Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]