Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
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
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
"Why can't I wear my pajamas to school?"
Last week I shared a few tips on setting up a good morning routine. Here are a few more tricks to make school mornings run smoother. Deciding what a child should wear to school c... Read more
What does it mean to be a gifted child? Does it mean that you're lucky? In many ways, yes. But what most people don't realize is the set of expectations and associated stress factors that go along with being gifted and ... Read more
It's back to school time, and for most parents getting our children ready for a new school year means working our way down a very long and expensive to-do list. There are clothes and supplies to buy, forms to fill out, bedtim... Read more
I found this middle school involvement piece from the Wall Street Journal. No surprise, as Sue Shellenbarger's stuff is typically excellent on all kinds of parenting and school-family issues.The upshot on this piec... Read more
This Miami Herald brings up some really interesting issues around school involvement and family policies fr our businesses. I'm conflicted. I'm a huuuuge involvement fan and the love the thought of more parents at schoo... Read more
"Where are my shoes?" "I can't find my backpack!" What parent hasn't heard these words? School and workday mornings can be stressful for everyone, but a rough morning can have a day-long effect on your child. Setting up a mor... Read more
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
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