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Angela Norton Tyler
Is My Child Reading at Grade-Level? - Good Question to Ask in the New Year

Dec 15, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Vacation Homework, Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Angela Norton Tyler

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
Angela Norton Tyler
When It Comes to Homework, Not All After-School Programs Are the Same

Nov 30, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Homework, Angela Norton Tyler, After-School

Most days when my son gets home from school, his homework is finished. While this is really, really nice, what really makes it great is that his homework is done correctly. There are different types of after-school programs,... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Thanksgiving Means Family, Food and Fun- NOT Homework

Nov 23, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Vacation Homework, Homework, Angela Norton Tyler

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love spending time with family and friends, eating entirely too much delicious food and reveling in the fact that they haven't figured out how to turn the holiday into a commercial-gift-... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Students Need A LOT More Sleep Than You Think

Oct 19, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Sleep, Health and Fitness, Angela Norton Tyler

Your kids' bedtime. Ah, just reading those words puts a smile on your face, doesn't it? I love my children as much as the next parent, and at the same time I am not ashamed to admit that I also love sending them to bed at th... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Teach Your Children to REALLY Finish Their Homework

Sep 28, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Kids Learning, Homework, Angela Norton Tyler

I spend a lot of time talking about what students should do before they sit down to do homework. Today, I'd like to discuss what students should do after they've finished it! I have found that putting everything away is a cru... 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
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