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In this space, SchoolFamily.com brings you the expertise, opinions, and thoughts from a variety of guest bloggers. Please feel free to comment on each of their blog posts. If you have someone you'd like to see featured in this space, please email editor@schoolfamily.com.


Writing Contests for Kids

Nov 23, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Writing

Looking for a way to inspire your kids to do a little more writing? Perhaps these contests will do the trick:Olive Garden's Pasta Tales ContestThis contest will give writers in grades 1 through 12 in the U.S. and Canada the o... Read more
Helping Children with ADHD Focus at School

Nov 18, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, ADHD

Just came across this blog by Kay Marner about sensory objects that help ADHD kids focus at school. Great stuff! Good teachers are always looking for sensible ways to make classroom accommodations for kids with ADH... Read more
How Attuned Are You to Your Kid's Stress Levels?

Nov 09, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Parent Involvement

By Lisa Gundlach for SchoolFamily.com A colleague recently sent me  a link to this blog about kids and stress. Some interesting statistics for parents to digest... According to a recent survey administered b... Read more
Don't Let Those Girls Lag in Math & Science

Nov 02, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Parent Involvement, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

Recently came across this blog that talks about  encouraging girls to excel in math and science. So I knew that the work force, in these areas, is still male dominated --but I didn't know just how much this is tru... Read more
Do Parent-Teacher Conferences Make you Nervous?

Oct 28, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent-Teacher Conference, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

I was talking to a friend yesterday whose oldest child is in kindergarten.  She was telling me that she just sent in the form for her daughter's parent-teacher conference and that she was nervous -- despite the fact her ... Read more
Helping Students Succeed in School - A Must Watch Video

Oct 23, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success

My teens often send me amusing YouTube videos. Now, here's one that I want to send to them: Help Your Kids Succeed with Goal Setting For Students. Dont' let the title mislead you -- it's a good video for parents and (older... Read more
Help Your Child Learn to Read

Oct 21, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Elementary School

Just came across this blog from Literacy News that I thought had some excellent advice for parents of young readers. As a parent, it's tricky sometimes to know what your role is when it comes to teaching a child to read. Thi... Read more
Payoff for Joining a PTO or PTA?

Oct 20, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in PTOs and PTAs, Parent-Teacher Conference

What's your perception of your school's PTO or PTA group? Do you think it's friendly and hardworking... or cliquey and unwelcoming? If you said the latter, you are not alone.Connecticut mom, Monica, felt that way about the PT... Read more
Bullying on the School Bus

Oct 14, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Elementary School, Bullying

When you ask a soon-to-be Kindergartener what part of school they are most excited about, they often say riding the school bus! Fast forward a couple of years and ask some moms what they dread the most about their child's sch... Read more
Advocating for Your Gifted Child

Oct 01, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Gifted and Talented

Do you have a child that is gifted? Does your school system have program for talented and gifted children? Judging from all the articles about budget cuts in education, thinking that most of you answered no to this question. ... Read more