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In this space, 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

Do Your Kids Know how to Deal with Setbacks?

Feb 09, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

Recently, I found a resource called Fishful Thinking (sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, thus the name) that does a great job of teaching kids the skills they need to deal with set backs,  overcome challenges, and re... Read more
What Does the Future Hold for Gifted Education?

Feb 05, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Learning, Gifted and Talented

We often hear from parents of children with high academic talent how difficult it is to advocate for their children and find the best gifted and talented resources.  That's why the latest news of President Obama's p... Read more
Healthy School Lunches: an Oxymoron?

Jan 25, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Lunch, Nutrition, Health and Fitness

Just came across this blog called "Fed-up: School Lunch Project" and was very intrigued. I've read with great interest countless articles about what parents are doing to reform school lunches, and how to have h... Read more
How to Make Math Fun for your Child

Jan 19, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Homework, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School

Math facts + word problems + graphing ... does this add up to math anxiety for you and your child or does it equal fun? If you said anxiety you are not alone. I must confess that I was once in that camp as well. Math was neve... Read more
Benefits of Community Service as a Family

Jan 12, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities

 "Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul gen... Read more
Homework, Technology and Teens, Oh My!

Jan 08, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, School Success, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Homework, Cell Phones

A homework time vignette: Mom (through the bedroom door): "Where is your cell phone and itouch?"Tween or teen: "I have them right here. I need to check my Facebook to see if Matty got back to me about our group project a... Read more
Over Parenting, Helicopter Parent -- Sound Familiar?

Jan 04, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, Helicopter Parents

Just came across this amusing article titled, "Are you a Helicopter Parent?" Well actually, it was amusing and troubling all at once.  If you spend any time on this site, you know that we are all about parent involvement... Read more
A New Year's Wish for Parents of School-Age Kids

Dec 31, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement

Parenting school-age kids is anything but peaceful. Tiring, joyful, confusing, sometimes rewarding - maybe.  But peaceful, hardly ever. And yet, a quote I came across this holiday season made me rethink that belief. ... Read more
At What Age Should You Give Your Child a Cell Phone?

Dec 21, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Parent Involvement, Extracurricular Activities

There's always a lot of discussion amongst parents about what is the right age to get your child a cell phone. Well this article from local paper shares the middle school student's perspective on when to give kids cell p... Read more
Relaxation Techniques for School (and life!) Success

Dec 18, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Flu, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School

Exams, papers, reports card, oh my. Not to mention the excitement of the holidays, time off from school, and the ever-present runny nose. December can be a very stressful and busy time for children of all ages. Anxiety can be... Read more