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The Price for Being Absent from School

Oct 06, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Nutrition, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning, Homework, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

“School is more demanding for my kids than it was when I went to school.” How many times have you said this or heard this said? Kids need to be at their best in order to do well and enjoy school. It seems that nev... Read more
Livia McCoy
Low Skills do not Mean Low Intelligence

Oct 05, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Homework, Elementary School, ADHD

Many students who struggle in school are called “lazy and dumb” by their peers and at some times even by a teacher or parent! This is extremely hurtful and unnecessary. First of all, you cannot always tell whethe... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Help Your Child Develop Independence and Responsibility

Oct 04, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Learning, Homework, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

“How can I help my child become more independent?”  This was one of many great questions parents asked at our recent “Meet the Teacher” night at my school.  Here are five simple tips to help ... Read more
Livia McCoy
What does it mean to have a "sequencing" problem?

Sep 28, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning

The first year we had a girl’s softball team at the school where I teach, one of the girls on the team was very athletic. She could throw and hit the ball well, and she could run very fast. In the first game of the se... Read more
Connie McCarthy
“Jump Start” Early Reading and Math Success

Sep 23, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Parents want to give their Kindergarten or First Grade child a "jump start" for reading and math success, but are often overwhelmed on how to do it! Experience has taught me that there are three main skills to master. This s... Read more
Livia McCoy
How Learning Disabilities Affect a Parent’s Emotions

Sep 20, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning

When a child struggles in school, their parents experience a range of emotions -- frustration, anger, hopelessness, and guilt. In the beginning, we feel the problems in school have to be because the child is not trying. We fu... Read more
SchoolFamily
How do you Motivate Your Kids to Persevere?

Sep 15, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, After-School

One of my all-time favorite quotes that I have passed along to my kids is:  "I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." ~Thomas Edison  I think it's important for our kids to know that in school... Read more
Livia McCoy
Options for Helping a Struggling Student

Sep 13, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

When a child is struggling in school, we have three choices for ways to help. We can remediate, accommodate, or teach the child to compensate. If at all possible, we should fix the problem. The best example of this is a chi... Read more
Livia McCoy
School is not life

Sep 10, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Elementary School, Back to School, ADHD

Some students do well in school and others do not. Have you ever wondered why? We are all different! When my husband and I travel in areas where we are not familiar (and when we do not have our GPS to guide us), it is bette... Read more
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Managing Technology Distractions on School Nights

Sep 09, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Sleep, Parent Involvement, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Homework, High School, Cell Phones, Back to School

Cell phones, Facebook, I-Touch, Xbox + students + parents… can they peacefully co-exist and survive the school year? How do we best teach our kids to manage technology distractions on school nights? Hmmm. Did you ever ... Read more