Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Have you heard about this? It's the latest garish, new, reality television show, wherein parents (mothers mostly), spend absurd amounts of money on parties for their young children. Called "Outrageous Kid Parties," the ... Read more
We use math skills each and every day. We follow a pattern when we commute to work, when we calculate change from our purchases, or when we check the temperature, etc.
The key to helping your young child understand math is t... Read more
My daughter isn't eligible to get her driver's license until October, but despite the two months and back-to-school period between now and then, she's champing at the bit to know if she'll be able to drive herself to school.
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For many students, back to school means shopping for new clothes, purchasing new school supplies, and being reunited with their friends after the summer vacation.
For students who are overweight, however, the back-to-school p... Read more
Well, the countdown to back to school has begun in my house. 15 more days. I say that with serious lament. I want to hang on to every minute of summer, every shred of the lack of routine. Well kind of. I want to, but my chec... Read more
A fourth-grade teacher in Florida thinks so.
Jamee Miller, who teaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., wrote an essay that was recently posted to Facebook, recounting what her day is like as an elementary school teacher working am... Read more
Scientists now have evidence that long-term memories form during sleep. For years we have suspected that sleep was important for learning and memory. This data now confirms that suspicion (See Science Daily, Sept. 16, 2009)... Read more
Ready, Set, Read!
When my son, Michael, was four years old someone gave him a video of his favorite movie “Star Wars.” The problem was he could not yet read. So, each time the movie started, as t... Read more
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 ... Read more