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Don't Let Those Girls Lag in Math & Science

Nov 02, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Parent Involvement, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

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
SchoolFamily
Do Parent-Teacher Conferences Make you Nervous?

Oct 28, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent-Teacher Conference, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

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
SchoolFamily
Advocating for Your Gifted Child

Oct 01, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Gifted and Talented

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
Angela Norton Tyler
Forgotten Homework Teaches Lessons

Sep 22, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Parent Involvement, Homework, Helicopter Parents

Yesterday, my son reminded me to please not forget to fill out his field trip permission slip. "You know how you hate bringing stuff to school," he said. He's right; I do hate bringing forgotten items- homework, lunches, ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
"Tips for Building a Great Parent-Teacher Relationship"

Sep 17, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent-Teacher Conference, Parent Involvement, Connie McCarthy

A good “Parent-Teacher” relationship is an integral part of your child’s school success.Parents are often unsure of how to approach their child’s teacher. Teachers welcome input and help from parents, ... Read more
SchoolFamily
The art of play: Have our kids forgotten?

Sep 15, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, Helicopter Parents, Extracurricular Activities

Or should I say, did they never learn? Either way, it's just plain sad.Did you know that there are consultants that help teach children how to play? I thought that's what kids naturally did best! Maybe not anymore, laments Bo... Read more
Bill Harley
Kids: Little Things are Big

Sep 14, 2009 - Posted by Bill Harley in Parent Involvement, Bill Harley

Every day for years, my wife Debbie put a note in our sons’ lunch. You can guess what they said – mostly those three little words, although they often commented on the tests they had to take that day, or the repor... 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
SchoolFamily
Kids and Activities: How many is too many?

Sep 09, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Back to School

It's that time of year! Back to school, kid's activities ramping up. How do you decide what and how many extracurricular activities your children will participate in? A recent article on MSNBC talks about a study that sa... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Top Three Rules for Helping Your Kids with Homework

Aug 31, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Parent Involvement, Homework, Helicopter Parents

Parents want to know the best way to help their children with homework. While there are many Homework Helper Dos and Don'ts, three rules top the list. The following rules not only help students do tonight's homework, they hel... Read more