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"Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul gen... Read more
|Homework, Technology and Teens, Oh My!
Jan 08, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, School Success, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Homework, Cell Phones
A homework time vignette: Mom (through the bedroom door): "Where is your cell phone and itouch?"Tween or teen: "I have them right here. I need to check my Facebook to see if Matty got back to me about our group project a... Read more
The New Year is a time for reflection and resolution. We tend to get rid of what doesn’t work in our life, and fine-tune what does. Parents want to know how to maximize their young child’s early learning su... Read more
Just came across this amusing article titled, "Are you a Helicopter Parent?" Well actually, it was amusing and troubling all at once. If you spend any time on this site, you know that we are all about parent involvement... Read more
Parenting school-age kids is anything but peaceful. Tiring, joyful, confusing, sometimes rewarding - maybe. But peaceful, hardly ever. And yet, a quote I came across this holiday season made me rethink that belief. ... Read more
Looking for some parent/child "Holiday Vacation" fun? Try making your own “Play Dough!” You will need: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 cup water2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon food co... Read more
There's always a lot of discussion amongst parents about what is the right age to get your child a cell phone. Well this article from local paper shares the middle school student's perspective on when to give kids cell p... Read more
Exams, papers, reports card, oh my. Not to mention the excitement of the holidays, time off from school, and the ever-present runny nose. December can be a very stressful and busy time for children of all ages. Anxiety can be... Read more
I'm willing to guess that many of you have kids that have computer games and xbox, wii and Nintendo games top on their Christmas list. If you are anything like me, these are the least favorite gifts to give. I worr... Read more
The New Year is the perfect time to hang unmarked calendars, make resolutions and revel in the feeling that we can "start over." And, while it certainly does feel as though our collective slates have been wiped clean, let's n... Read more