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Can Silly Bandz Teach Your Kids to Manage Distractions?

Jun 03, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Learning, Helicopter Parents, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School

If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 17, chances are you are all too familiar with Silly Banz. Heck, you may even have some on your wrist right now -- a gift of love from your kids perhaps? The wearing and trading of... Read more
SchoolFamily
Over Parenting, Helicopter Parent -- Sound Familiar?

Jan 04, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, Helicopter Parents

Just came across this amusing article titled, "Are you a Helicopter Parent?" Well actually, it was amusing and troubling all at once.  If you spend any time on this site, you know that we are all about parent involvement... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Before You Do Anything, Call the Teacher First!

Nov 18, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Teachers, Helicopter Parents

Students come home and tell parents the most amazing things. "Today the teacher called us stupid.”  Before you rush off to call the principal, take a deep breath and contact your child's teacher and give him or... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Forgotten Homework Teaches Lessons

Sep 22, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Parent Involvement, Homework, Helicopter Parents

Yesterday, my son reminded me to please not forget to fill out his field trip permission slip. "You know how you hate bringing stuff to school," he said. He's right; I do hate bringing forgotten items- homework, lunches, ... Read more
SchoolFamily
The art of play: Have our kids forgotten?

Sep 15, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, Helicopter Parents, Extracurricular Activities

Or should I say, did they never learn? Either way, it's just plain sad.Did you know that there are consultants that help teach children how to play? I thought that's what kids naturally did best! Maybe not anymore, laments Bo... Read more
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
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
Can parents be at school too much?

Nov 17, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in SchoolFamily.com, Parent Involvement, Helicopter Parents

That's the intriguing question posed by Lisa Belkin over at the NYTimes moterlode page.From where I sit, the answer is clearly "yes", but I think it's probably the wrong question. Better to ask if parents can be too involved ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Are You the Competitive Parent?

Oct 02, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Helicopter Parents

Liked this perspective from Ann Handley over at the This Mommy Gig website. Ann's rant starts while shopping for toys and noticing how every toy now needs to be somehow connected to a developmental goal. Her point -- what abo... Read more