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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.


Foster a Love of Science this Summer!

Jul 20, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Summer Learning, Kindergarten, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities

  I love the fact that the unstructured nature of summer gives kids a chance to explore, discover and experiment. When my kids were little they would spend hours in the woods in our backyard exploring, building, creating... Read more
My child? A bully?!! Part 2

Jul 19, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Internet Safety, Bullying

Annie Fox, M.Ed., is an award winning author, educator, and online adviser, and has been helping parents and teens since 1997. In the second of this 2-part series on what to do if your child is a bully, Fox offers tips for c... Read more
Petition for Later Start Times for High School?

Jul 15, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Sleep, Kids Learning, High School

When you have children in elementary school the conventional advice is easy to follow: get your child to bed at a reasonable hour and they will have an easier time in school. Fast forward several years to high school and the ... Read more
Seeing Eye-to-Eye with Your T(w)een

Jul 13, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Middle School, High School, Fun Learning Activities

Parenting is not always easy, especially when parenting t(w)eens. Rewarding? Yes.  Easy?  Hmm… think I’d go as far as saying, almost never.  But like so many things in life, sometimes we get the gr... Read more
My child? A bully?! Part 1

Jul 12, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Internet Safety, Bullying

Annie Fox, M.Ed. is an award winning author, educator, and online adviser, and has been helping parents and teens since 1997. In this 2-part series, Fox tackles the uncomfortable realization that your own child is a bully. P... Read more
Think About how you Define Success for Your Teenager

Jul 06, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, High School, Helicopter Parents, College

This is a guest post by Sue Blaney, a nationally recognized award-winning author, speaker, and publisher dedicated to supporting parents in successfully raising teenagers. Sue specializes in communication and works with pare... Read more
Should Schools Discipline Students for Cyber-bullying that Occurs Outside of School?

Jun 30, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Middle School, High School, Cell Phones, Bullying

Just finished reading the New York Times article "Online Bullies Pull Schools into the Fray." If you have kids in grades 4-9, I strongly recommend that you read this article. But be forewarned, it will leave your head spinnin... Read more
Chat with Other Parents of School-age Kids on our Facebook Page

Jun 28, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parent Involvement

Just a head’s up to some changes to our site. With the ever-growing popularity of Facebook, we have decided to shift our community over to our Facebook page and continue the conversations over there. The party is not ov... Read more
The Summer Before Kindergarten

Jun 22, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Summer Learning, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Back to School

Getting ready for Kindergarten was top on my mind on my way to work this morning.  You see, I was at a cookout last night with a bunch of families who had soon-to-be kindergarten kids and many of the conversations center... Read more
Beyond Facebook & X-Box: Summer fun list for Teens & Tweens

Jun 15, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Summer Learning, Middle School, Kids Learning, High School, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities

Yippee. School's out. I have always been one of those mothers who prefers the unstructured nature of summer over the frenetic pace of the school year.  That is, until  my kids became tweens. Never is the term tween ... Read more