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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
Connie McCarthy
Establish Routines for a Smooth School Year

Sep 17, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Connie McCarthy, Back to School

Establishing and maintaining simple routines can make getting ready in the morning and the entire school year run smoothly. Here are five simple tips to get your Kindergarten or First Grade child in a "ready-to-learn" routin... 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
SchoolFamily
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
Connie McCarthy
Hassle Free Homework

Sep 02, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, Homework, Connie McCarthy, Back to School

Parents often ask, "How can I make homework less of a chore?" As young children start Kindergarten or First Grade it’s the first time they have real homework. Very often the children are excited about homework because ... Read more
SchoolFamily
Organization Tips to Eliminate the Forgotten Homework, Lunch, Sneakers...

Aug 25, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Learning Disabilities, Homework, Fun Learning Activities

Livia McCoy has spent twenty-six years teaching science to students with language learning disabilities. In addition to teaching students daily, she trains teachers and runs workshops for teachers and parents who want to kn... Read more
SchoolFamily
How to Teach Your Child to be a Bully at School This Year

Aug 06, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Elementary School, Bullying, Back to School

No one wants to get the call from the school principal saying that your child was bullying a classmate. No one.  And yet bullying harrassement in schools is rampant.  Recently, we featured two blogs on kids bullying... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Back to School Tips

Jul 30, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Connie McCarthy, Back to School

For some children, getting ready for school means jazzy new sneakers, a colorful backpack, and a cool lunch box. For parents, it may be setting a morning routine, shopping for those new sneakers, or locating a bus stop. Augu... Read more
SchoolFamily
How to Help Children With Reading Disabilities Cope with Academic Demands

Jul 29, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

This week we are pleased to have a guest blog co-authored by two professors who are specialists in the area of learning disabilities: Howard Margolis, Ed.D., is Professor Emeritus of Reading and Special Education at the City... Read more