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Carol Brooks Ball
Should School Start Later for Teens?

Feb 14, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Teachers, Sleep, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, Homework, High School, Helicopter Parents, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, College, After-School

Ever try to wake a sleeping teenager? It’s a time-consuming undertaking that’s frustrating for everyone involved, especially on early morning weekdays before the sun is even up.   That’s the reality for... Read more
Connie McCarthy
This Valentine’s Day, Keep Sugar Levels Low and Math Levels High

Feb 11, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Motor Skills, Kindergarten, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

Young students love Valentine’s Day and all the treats that go with it. This year try something different. Instead of letting your child eat those small Conversation Hearts, use them for some easy, fun, and colorful mat... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Parents Face Legal Action for Children's School Tardiness

Feb 09, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, High School, Elementary School

Should your child’s chronic school tardiness be a crime?    I don’t know about you, but my kids have been late to school many times over the years. Mostly it’s due to overtiredness because they sta... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Is Romance Dead For A Busy Family? One GoodnCrazy Plan for Valentine's Day

Feb 08, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Nutrition, Middle School, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers

   Valentine’s Day is around the corner. What’s a busy mom to do? After throwing all our creativity (and plenty of Pinterest searching) into kids’ Valentine’s Day friend cards, I have no time... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Valentine's Day Activities and Crafts To Make With Your Kids

Feb 07, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Teachers, Teacher Appreciation, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, School Curriculum, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Writing, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, After-School

Looking for a special Valentine’s Day activity or craft for your children to make or for you to make together? Look no further—we’ve compiled a variety of gift ideas through images we’ve pinned to our ... Read more
Livia McCoy
Teaching your child responsibility and decision-making skills

Feb 07, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kindergarten, Homework, High School, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School

I wrote an earlier blog post about teaching children how to accept responsibility for their actions.   In that post I suggested that when your daughter says, “Mrs. Johnson got me in trouble,” you might help ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
In Praise of the Average Reading Student

Feb 07, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Supplies, School Curriculum, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Homework, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

I’m writing this week in support and recognition of all the wonderful young students who fall into the under appreciated category of “average” when it comes to their reading.   Average means that a chil... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Are Your Teens Using "SelfControl"?

Feb 03, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Technology, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Internet Safety, Homework, High School, Fun Learning Activities, Cell Phones

At SchoolFamily.com, we offer parents lots of information about keeping kids focused on their schoolwork, and staying (or getting) motivated. We also offers ways to help parents set limits on the time their kids spend in fron... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Teens' Low-Rise Pant Fashion Nightmare: Is Mom the Enemy?

Feb 01, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, School Clothes, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, High School, Helicopter Parents, Carissa Rogers

My freshman asked me to drop her off early for school near the corner bakery. She wanted to grab a hot cocoa with a friend before school.   Upon rounding the corner, several older students were monopolizing the outdoor... Read more
Livia McCoy
ADHD and Medication: Should You Consider It for Your Child?

Jan 31, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, Homework, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, ADHD

Making the decision to medicate your child for attention problems is extremely difficult. I encourage you to consider it, however, if your child is struggling in school, and those who work with him have mentioned possible att... Read more