Greetings! I'm Carol Brooks Ball and I'd like to personally welcome you to SchoolFamily.com!
As the new editor of the website, I'll be adding articles, tips, how-tos, and more to help you help your children do their best in school. And since successful families and schools enjoy a unique partnership, I'll also be adding articles to help you foster positive interactions with your children's teachers, principals, and other school personnel.
So, grab a cup of coffee or tea, take a few minutes for yourself, and peruse the pages of schoolfamily.com. Check out our sections on academics & studying; how-tos and ideas for home-based activities & tips for learning; our comprehensive grade-by-grade section where we describe, by grade level, what your child will be learning in school in addition to social/emotional milestones; our Healthy SchoolKids pages where we offer tips to keep your kids healthy and in school; and, of course, an entire section dedicated to Back to School.
If you have a specific question, who better to answer it for you than others in the SchoolFamily.com community? Pose your question or dilemma using our Ask a Question section. And don't forget to visit our blog, School Family Voices, where postings range from discussions of how kids learn; ways to stay connected to your child's classroom; and memories of summer vacation.
So again, welcome. And please let me know how we're doing. Best,
Carol Brooks Ball