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|Homework, Technology and Teens, Oh My!
Jan 08, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, School Success, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Homework, Cell Phones
A homework time vignette: Mom (through the bedroom door): "Where is your cell phone and itouch?"Tween or teen: "I have them right here. I need to check my Facebook to see if Matty got back to me about our group project a... Read more
Just came across this amusing article titled, "Are you a Helicopter Parent?" Well actually, it was amusing and troubling all at once. If you spend any time on this site, you know that we are all about parent involvement... Read more
Parenting school-age kids is anything but peaceful. Tiring, joyful, confusing, sometimes rewarding - maybe. But peaceful, hardly ever. And yet, a quote I came across this holiday season made me rethink that belief. ... Read more
There's always a lot of discussion amongst parents about what is the right age to get your child a cell phone. Well this article from local paper shares the middle school student's perspective on when to give kids cell p... Read more
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
“Should I get my child their own television for their room?” Whenever I am asked this question my answer is always a resounding “Absolutely not!” I say this because: Using a TV for reward or pun... Read more
By Lisa Gundlach for SchoolFamily.com
A colleague recently sent me a link to this blog about kids and stress. Some interesting statistics for parents to digest...
According to a recent survey administered b... Read more
Recently came across this blog that talks about encouraging girls to excel in math and science. So I knew that the work force, in these areas, is still male dominated --but I didn't know just how much this is tru... Read more
I was talking to a friend yesterday whose oldest child is in kindergarten. She was telling me that she just sent in the form for her daughter's parent-teacher conference and that she was nervous -- despite the fact her ... Read more
Do you have a child that is gifted? Does your school system have program for talented and gifted children? Judging from all the articles about budget cuts in education, thinking that most of you answered no to this question. ... Read more