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Kindergarten Separation Anxiety: Mom's Fault? Think Not.

Aug 20, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kindergarten, Elementary School, Back to School

Kindergarteners. First day of school. Separation Anxiety. Do all three go hand in hand? The author of the article Separation Anxiety Seems to be on the Rise,  says yes absolutely – when it comes to this genera... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Safety Saturday and Lowe's

Aug 19, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, SchoolFamily.com, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Back to School

Thought I'd highlight this for you folks.  I really like the sound of "Safety Saturday", which is coming up at the end of Saturday.  Think: fire trucks and expert tips and all kinds of demonstrations  -- all in... Read more
SchoolFamily
Welcome Angela Norton Tyler to the School Family Blog Team

Aug 18, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Homework

Homework is a hot topic for parents of kids of all ages. That's why we are so thrilled to have Angela Norton Tyler blogging at  SchoolFamily.com  We think you'll find her insights on how to help your child with home... Read more
Bill Harley
Sarcasm Jar

Aug 18, 2009 - Posted by Bill Harley in Bill Harley

I know very well that children learn by example, but there are some times I would rather not be reminded of it.   When my sons were locked firmly in pre-adolescence, I noticed certain words creeping into their vocabulary... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Homework Personality

Aug 18, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Homework, Back to School

Parents often approach me at workshops, at school or through my site wanting to know the best way to solve their family homework problems. They are tired of the tears, the fighting, the never-ending homework struggles. Parent... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Homework Sandwiches

Aug 17, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Homework

Parents often wonder if they should let their kids take a break after school before starting their homework. I understand the dilemma. One the one hand, it seems reasonable to let our children have a quick snack and a few min... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
How to Study Using the Folded Paper Method

Aug 17, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Kids Learning, Homework

One of the great mysteries of the educational universe is why students aren't taught how to study. I was lucky enough to be shown the Folded Paper Method in the 8th grade, and I have been using it ever since! Not only does it... Read more
Connie McCarthy
More Activities to Improve Gross Motor Skills

Aug 13, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness

Play is crucial in helping children develop good Gross Motor Skills. Here are five more activities that will help your four-to-six year old practice and refine these important Gross Motor Skills. All of these games can be pla... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Internet Safety: What the kids search for online.

Aug 11, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Technology, Parent Involvement, Internet Safety, Elementary School, Back to School

My friend and colleague Marian Merritt of Symantec sent a note about some very interesting research from Symantec.  It comes from 6 months of data (millions of kids’ searches) from the new OnlineFamily.Norton.com s... Read more
SchoolFamily
Technology Time Eating into Family Time?

Aug 11, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Internet Safety, Cell Phones

A colleague forwarded this NY Times article titled "Breakfast Can Wait. The Day's First Stop is Online."  The story actually made my stomach do a flip- flop. No, not because I skipped  breakfast to check my email an... Read more