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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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