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|5 Ways to Help Your Advanced Reader
Jan 30, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Kindergarten, Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Gifted and Talented, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy
Last week I wrote about struggling young readers, and offered some strategies to help these children succeed. But, what if your child is an above-level reader? How do you keep an advanced reader challenged ... Read more
|Are You Welcome In Your Child's Classroom?
Jan 26, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Curriculum, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, High School, Helicopter Parents, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School
Have you ever attempted to sit in on one of your children’s classes at school and been turned away? If not, and if you were actually welcomed into the class by school officials, consider yourself lucky. Even though the ... Read more
|The Red Flags of Cyber Bullying
Jan 26, 2012 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Internet Safety, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Bullying
SchoolFamily.com guest blogger Dr. Michele Borba, Ph.D. is an expert and author on issues involving children and teens, parenting, bullying, and moral development. Her work aims to help strengthen children’s character... Read more
My little boy (see photo) loves Legos. Okay. What 7-year-old boy doesn’t?
However he loves them for about 10 minutes. Or as long as it takes him to put together the elaborate “puzzle” of pieces via t... Read more
|Learning Disabilities and Social Problems
Jan 24, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School
Children with learning disabilities (especially nonverbal LD) or attention issues often have social problems. I wrote about some of them in an earlier post. But, there is one problem that I didn’t mention in that blog t... Read more
Wait a minute. Can this be true? Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have released the results of a study in which they found no relationship between children’s obesity levels and the availability of soft drink... Read more
My freshman daughter hates science. Okay, maybe hate is a too strong a word, but she sure doesn’t love it. And that’s all very sad for me since I have a biology degree and made university research my home for 8 ye... Read more
|Start Using Those S.A.T. Vocabulary Words Early
Jan 16, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, High School, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy, College
We were recently visiting a family friend, a young woman who's a great young mom with two active preschool children. It was impressive to hear her speak and explain things to her son and daughter. I complimented her on her gr... Read more
SchoolFamily.com's guest blogger this week is Neil McNerney, M.Ed., LPC , author of Homework—A Parent’s Guide To Helping Out Without Freaking Out!
You know the look. It’s the look your kid gives whe... Read more
Do you think you should have say in any—and every—aspect of your child’s school curriculum?
What about your neighbor? Or how about the crank who shows up at every school committee meeting, complaining... Read more