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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Homework Help: Good Study Habits for Every Learning Style

February 12th, 2013 posted by Caron B. Goode, Ed.D.

by Caron B. Goode, Ed.D. All children learn differently. Some learn by listening. Some learn by seeing. Still others by doing. The way your child learns best is her learning […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

12 Great Memory Tricks for Students

February 12th, 2013 posted by Myjellybean.com

Students are required to remember a lot of information. There’s material (facts, concepts, ideas, formulas, etc) for tests, answering questions in class, and understanding concepts that will prepare them for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mid-Year Academic Jeopardy

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

For many teachers, the middle of the school year has come to signify the “make or break point” for students in academic jeopardy. If first-semester grades were mediocre or poor, […]

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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 […]