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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
Angela Norton Tyler
Homework Questions for Back-to-School Night

Aug 24, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Parent Involvement, Homework, Back to School

It's back to school time, and for most parents getting our children ready for a new school year means working our way down a very long and expensive to-do list. There are clothes and supplies to buy, forms to fill out, bedtim... Read more
Tim Sullivan
New research on middle school parent involvement

Aug 24, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, SchoolFamily.com, School Volunteers, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Homework, High School, Helicopter Parents, Back to School

I found this middle school involvement piece from the Wall Street Journal.  No surprise, as Sue Shellenbarger's stuff is typically excellent on all kinds of parenting and school-family issues.The upshot on this piec... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Should we get time off for parent involvement at school?

Aug 22, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, SchoolFamily.com, School Volunteers, Parent-Teacher Conference, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Helicopter Parents, Elementary School, Back to School

This Miami Herald brings up some really interesting issues around school involvement and family policies fr our businesses. I'm conflicted.  I'm a huuuuge involvement fan and the love the thought of more parents at schoo... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Internet Safety: What the kids search for online.

Aug 11, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Technology, Parent Involvement, Internet Safety, Elementary School, Back to School

My friend and colleague Marian Merritt of Symantec sent a note about some very interesting research from Symantec.  It comes from 6 months of data (millions of kids’ searches) from the new OnlineFamily.Norton.com s... Read more
SchoolFamily
Class Assignments & New Teachers

Aug 06, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teachers, Parent Involvement, Back to School

Teacher and class  assignments come out right before school starts in our town. Going to the school to see the class postings is always an emotionally-charged event. What if your kids don’t have friends in their cl... Read more
Tim Sullivan
8th Grade: What to Expect Academically and Socially

Jul 13, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Organization, Middle School, Back to School

Most agree: junior high is not an easy time. Teens pretend to be cool and laid back, but beneath that cool exterior is your same child -- just trying to figure it all out. What's a parent to do? Well as the saying goes: "Th... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Super Mom as Role Model?

May 06, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

Recently ran across this column from Newsweek about a very involved mom wondering why her own daughter listed "dad" as role model on a school assignment.The column itself -- especially the fairly heated stay-at-home vs. worki... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Parents Advocating for Change _ and getting it

Jan 30, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

Front page of the Washington Post today features a well-done story on today's parents getting more organized, more educated and often more effective at advocating for change in their schools and their districts. All around --... Read more
Tim Sullivan
School Message for Barack _ Start with Parents

Jan 22, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

Got this note/column from my friend Leanna Landsmann. She and Bill Jackson (of GreatSchools.net) wrote this spot-on column for EdWeek this week (Jan 21 issue). Rather than spouting off, how about I just share it.(Wait, I'll s... Read more