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Bill Harley
Kids: Little Things are Big

Sep 14, 2009 - Posted by Bill Harley in Parent Involvement, Bill Harley

Every day for years, my wife Debbie put a note in our sons’ lunch. You can guess what they said – mostly those three little words, although they often commented on the tests they had to take that day, or the repor... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Homework Confessions of Real Parents (Or, What to Do If Your Child Is Having A Homework Meltdown)

Sep 14, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Parent Involvement, Homework, Angela Norton Tyler

Parents have often confessed to me that when it comes to their children's homework, they have done some things of which they are not so proud:figured out every math problemwritten the vocabulary sentencescomposed the essaycol... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Tips to Help Ease School Anxiety

Sep 10, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

On the opening day of school I noticed Sarah, a new first grader, looking very upset.I saw that her shoelaces were untied."Would you like me to tie those for you?", I asked. "Yes", she said with tears in her eyes,  ... Read more
SchoolFamily
Kids and Activities: How many is too many?

Sep 09, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Back to School

It's that time of year! Back to school, kid's activities ramping up. How do you decide what and how many extracurricular activities your children will participate in? A recent article on MSNBC talks about a study that sa... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
After-School Snacks and Homework

Sep 08, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Nutrition, Homework, Health and Fitness, Back to School, Angela Norton Tyler

My children have been in school for a month, but for many families, the day after Labor Day is the first day of the new school year. It is also the first day of after-school snacks. What your children eat after school has a b... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Keep School Supplies Simple

Sep 07, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in School Supplies, Connie McCarthy, Back to School

For many children getting school supplies is the best part of going to school! A few years ago, on the first day of school, Amanda, was so proud of her big box of 64 crayons. Very quickly pride turned into panic when I asked ... Read more
SchoolFamily
Cool Contest for Budding Artists

Sep 03, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Learning, Extracurricular Activities

Hey parents, with the long weekend upon us are you looking for something fun and constructive for your kids to do? How about sending your budding artists to the drawing board... SchoolFamily.com and Henkel invite kids ages 2-... Read more
SchoolFamily
After-School Program Cuts = Stress

Sep 01, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Back to School

As parents, we have so many details to attend to with our kiddies going back to school. For working parents, there's the added layer of securing after-school childcare or activities. This article about cuts in a New York... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Top Three Rules for Helping Your Kids with Homework

Aug 31, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Parent Involvement, Homework, Helicopter Parents

Parents want to know the best way to help their children with homework. While there are many Homework Helper Dos and Don'ts, three rules top the list. The following rules not only help students do tonight's homework, they hel... Read more
SchoolFamily
Swine Flu and Your School

Aug 27, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in PTOs and PTAs, Middle School, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Back to School

You can't pick up a paper or turn on the TV or radio without reading or hearing a mention about Swine Flu. Are you still wondering how parents and schools should respond to the H1N1 virus? Wanted to let you know that we just ... Read more