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Does Your Child Know how to Study?

May 25, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Parent Involvement, Homework, Fun Learning Activities, After-School

Livia McCoy has spent twenty-six years teaching science to students with language learning disabilities. In addition to teaching students daily, she trains teachers and runs workshops for teachers and parents who want to kno... Read more
SchoolFamily
How Emotional Intelligence is Linked to School Success

May 24, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Middle School, Kids Learning, High School, Elementary School, Bullying

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 paren... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Logical Thinking Games Make Learning Fun

May 20, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Playing "logical" games with your child helps them develop critical thinking skills needed for math and reading success. Analogies are just a comparison of two things. These analogy games promote making connections and seein... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Learning Through "Discovery"

May 14, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy

Information is so meaningful when children learn through "discovery." My class just read a story about being a "Nature Detective." The discussion, following the story, led to some interesting ideas and comments about how th... Read more
SchoolFamily
Do you Know What Your Kids are Doing Online?

May 13, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Middle School, Internet Safety, High School

Cyber bullying and internet safety. It's all over the news these days. As parents, what’s sometimes scary in the big internet world is the feeling of: “I don't know what I don't know”. Case in point, I just ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Math Fun with Snacks

May 07, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Nutrition, Kids Math, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Turn snack time into math time with a few simple tricks and activities to make math fun and delicious! Play “Roll for a Snack.” Use a small snack cup or plate. Take one die, from a pair of dice, and have you... Read more
SchoolFamily
Your Teen Is Cut From the Team…What’s a Parent to do?

May 05, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Extracurricular Activities

SchoolFamily.com is pleased to have a guest post by Sue Blaney, a nationally recognized and award-winning author, speaker, and publisher. Blaney is dedicated to supporting parents and helping them successfully raise teenager... Read more
Connie McCarthy
American Children and ADD/ADHD

Apr 29, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Health and Fitness, Connie McCarthy, ADHD

I want to share a chance remark, at a recent doctor’s appointment, that got me really thinking about American children and ADD/ADHD. At a routine medical check-up my Vitamin D levels were checked, and they came up a li... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Basic Educational Benchmarks for Your Four, Five, and Six Year Old Child

Apr 22, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kindergarten, Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy

Parents often ask me what young children should be able to accomplish before entering nursery school, Kindergarten, or First Grade. Following is a basic list of important skills any young child needs for school success. Nat... Read more
SchoolFamily
My Child has a Reading Disability: How Often Should the School Monitor His Progress?

Apr 21, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Learning Disabilities, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, ADHD

This week we are pleased to have a guest blog co-authored by two professors who are specialists in the area of learning disabilities:Howard Margolis, Ed.D., is Professor Emeritus of Reading and Special Education at the City U... Read more