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Tim Sullivan
A Little Organization Goes a Long Way

Jul 01, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Organization, Back to School

We all want to make the most of our summer, right? In order for parents to have a carefree summer, a little organization goes a long way. Instead of letting the end-of-summer and back-to-school craziness creep up on you, use ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Summer Reading and Your Family

Jun 01, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Really like this idea from the Washington Post "On Parenting" Blog. It's a summer reading challenge for the whole family starting now and ending Labor Day.Our guys have done the program at the local library the past few summe... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Improve Your Child's Grades

Sep 29, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Sometimes the simple, direct stories are best. Think that's the case with this very straightforward look at how parents should proceed when their kids' grades disappoint. No magic potions or cures. But good solid, step-by-ste... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Kids' Schedules: Moderation Advised

Sep 29, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Back to School

Am glad to see some sanity injected (from a college admissions officer, no less) into the discussion of how much we need to schedule our kids. The popular myth seems to be that if Johnny isn't in every club and activity (or t... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Time Management for Kids

Sep 18, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Breakfast, Back to School

Kind of ironic that I'm writing about this, considering the fact that I desperately need "Time Management for Tim", but this morning routine/time management for kids blog from the San Francisco Chronicle really sucked me in.W... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Lice and Now Super Lice. Lovely

Sep 12, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

While there are lots of joys and smiles that go along with back-to-school season, heading back to lice ground zero (the school closet) isn't one of them. To make matters worse, now we're talking about Super Lice. Are they ser... Read more
Tim Sullivan
After-School Help for the After-School Homework Helpers (Parents)

Sep 11, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Homework, Back to School

This story half-intrigued me and half cracked me up. We've all heard about kids staying after school to get extra help, right? Well, here's a twist -- this Ohio district is giving parents the extra help, so that parents won't... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Back to School, Back to Fundraising

Sep 09, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Fundraising, Back to School

It's a fair question (and one of my pet peeves) asked by this Detroit Free Press blogger: why do the first two weeks of school have to be fundraising ground zero?I know the two biggest reasons: 1) Schools need the money more ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
School Lunch Revisited _ Simple and Healthy?

Sep 04, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Lunch, Back to School

Before school started, how many of us had resolutions to make school lunches work better for our kids this year? We certainly had/have great intentions this year, but -- wouldn't you know it? -- school's only a week old, and ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Rave Reviews for SchoolFamily.com

Aug 22, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in SchoolFamily.com, Back to School

How cool is this? Was randomly surfing the web, when we ran across this back-to-school story from Connecticut. Was about to move on when I ran across this quote:"As I surfed the Internet to find some of the most practical adv... Read more