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Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Connie McCarthy
Learning Through "Discovery"

May 14, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy

Information is so meaningful when children learn through "discovery." My class just read a story about being a "Nature Detective." The discussion, following the story, led to some interesting ideas and comments about how th... Read more
SchoolFamily
Your Teen Is Cut From the Team…What’s a Parent to do?

May 05, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Extracurricular Activities

SchoolFamily.com is pleased to have a guest post by Sue Blaney, a nationally recognized and award-winning author, speaker, and publisher. Blaney is dedicated to supporting parents and helping them successfully raise teenager... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Basic Educational Benchmarks for Your Four, Five, and Six Year Old Child

Apr 22, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kindergarten, Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy

Parents often ask me what young children should be able to accomplish before entering nursery school, Kindergarten, or First Grade. Following is a basic list of important skills any young child needs for school success. Nat... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Good Social and Emotional Development Equals Early School Success

Apr 13, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy, After-School

Part of the framework for early school success is a child's social and emotional development. A positive self-concept, appropriate self-control, and awareness of interacting with others will help your child learn. Play is a... Read more
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Preparing for College Applications – As Early as Middle School and Younger

Mar 03, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, High School, Extracurricular Activities

Pleased to introduce a guest blogger this week: Janis Daly. Janis is our director of sponsorship sales, and mom to 2 teen boys. Her oldest is nearing the end of his college admissions process. Janis has some insight, tha... Read more
Connie McCarthy
What Is “Too Much” When It Comes to Young Children And Consumer Electronics?

Feb 10, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Technology, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Health and Fitness, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy

National news programs recently reported that the amount of time American children spend watching TV, playing video games, using small electronic devices, or surfing on the computer has increased to almost 8 hours a day! I c... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Grandparents Can Play an Important Role In Educating Young Children

Jan 14, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

 Research confirms the importance of grandparents in a child’s life.  The time that grandparents spend, their patience, and their full-life experiences are invaluable to grandchildren. Grandparents are a wonde... Read more
SchoolFamily
Benefits of Community Service as a Family

Jan 12, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities

 "Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul gen... Read more
SchoolFamily
At What Age Should You Give Your Child a Cell Phone?

Dec 21, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Parent Involvement, Extracurricular Activities

There's always a lot of discussion amongst parents about what is the right age to get your child a cell phone. Well this article from local paper shares the middle school student's perspective on when to give kids cell p... Read more
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Relaxation Techniques for School (and life!) Success

Dec 18, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Flu, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School

Exams, papers, reports card, oh my. Not to mention the excitement of the holidays, time off from school, and the ever-present runny nose. December can be a very stressful and busy time for children of all ages. Anxiety can be... Read more