Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
|10 Resolutions for 2012 This GoodNCrazy Mom’s NOT Making
Dec 28, 2011 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, School Volunteers, PTOs and PTAs, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Homework, Helicopter Parents, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers
January is having a staring contest with me.
There’s less than a week left of 2011 and I feel like the past year is making fun of all my goals. It knows what I accomplished, it knows what I failed. It knows the big &lsq... Read more
|Use This Week To Ease Your Children into January’s Increased Academics
Dec 26, 2011 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in SchoolFamily.com, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Homework, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy
In the early grades, January is traditionally a time when schoolwork accelerates.
Young students have been steadily building on skills since the start of the school year. They have also been learning the various routines of t... Read more
|Gratitude vs. Materialism: Holiday Happiness is Simpler Than You Might Think!
Dec 21, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teacher Appreciation, SchoolFamily.com, School Volunteers, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School
SchoolFamily.com’s guest blogger this week is Dr. Christine Carter, Ph.D., a sociologist, award-winning blogger, and author of RAISING HAPPINESS: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents. Visit Dr. Carte... Read more
|During the Holiday Break, Take Time Off to Relax and Enjoy Your Children
Dec 20, 2011 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Vacation Homework, Teachers, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Kindergarten, High School, Health and Fitness, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School
Students who struggle in school need the holiday to rest, relax, and have some fun. When school is in session, they put forth more effort than other students. Additionally, they are spending time doing things they rea... Read more
Note: Please read Livia McCoy's earlier post that defines working memory, before reading this blog post. Otherwise, it may not make much sense!
Imagine that your daughter has not mastered cursive handwriting. This is a likely... Read more
Every Christmas, when my family decorates our tree, we make sure to put on the “Silver Walnut” ornament. This was a gift that my husband, Brian, made for his mother when he was a 7-year-old Cub Scout. ... Read more
|Rewards, Movies, and Holiday Parties? Oh My!
Dec 07, 2011 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Curriculum, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers
Is any work getting done in school during the holiday months?
I recently came across a Facebook group discussion about using classrooms using movies as a reward for everything from meeting accelerated reader (AR) reading goal... Read more
National standards have set the bar for academic achievement, which means that today it is clear what a student should have achieved by certain points in the school year.
Parent teacher conferences are a terrific opportunity ... Read more
With the holiday season now in full swing, don’t forget the gift of books—even though your child might be yearning for the latest electronic gadgets!
Seeing beautiful illustrations, turning actual pages, and imagi... Read more
|What If My Child Refuses To Do Homework?
Nov 22, 2011 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Curriculum, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Kindergarten, Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Homework, High School, Elementary School
More than once parents have asked me what to do when their child refuses to do her homework, with a refrain that goes something like this: “This math is stupid. When will I ever use it? I’m not going to do it.&rdq... Read more