Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Outdoor summer activities are great tools for improving your child's Gross Motor Skills. Parents often ask: "What is the difference between Gross and Fine Motor Skills, and how do they impact on my child's ability to learn?"&... Read more
Teacher and class assignments come out right before school starts in our town. Going to the school to see the class postings is always an emotionally-charged event. What if your kids don’t have friends in their cl... Read more
I’m sensing that schools are going to be the first line of defense this fall and winter when it comes to the Swine Flu and getting our kids vaccinated. This AP article on parents’ views of school and t... Read more
Back-to-school. Three little words that pack such a range of emotions. Whether your kids like, love, or hate school, there’s no denying it -- it’s a time of transition. As parents, our job is to soften these perio... Read more
Empty those piggy banks and help your child make some "cents" of coins and counting with a game I call: "Stop, Drop, and Roll." This game can be played on a table, on the floor, or even on a beach blanket! Items needed: Fi... Read more
There are lot of great books and articles about teaching kids to manage money. Like most parents, my husband and I are always looking for everyday ways to let our kids apply what we learned in the books and articles. A coupl... Read more
When my kids were in the house, it was a regular part of dinner to go around the table and say one thing about the day. It got us started in conversation, and it didn't stop. Its where my kids learned about who I was, a... Read more
This is a guest post by Marian Hyland. Marian Hyland writes about family life at Cozi.com. Cozi is a free web service that helps families manage crazy schedules, track shopping and to do lists, organize household chores, stay... Read more
Thanks to my involvement with Symantec's Online Safety Advisory Council (check out their new www.onlinefamily.norton.com product for a cool web safety solution for your family), I occasionally get to listen in as some very s... Read more
It is a proven fact that constant reading to young children helps them become better readers. Why is this so effective?
Children learn many skills as they listen. Listening is the first step your child takes in making litera... Read more