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Livia McCoy
Moving Up to Middle School Can Be Frightening for Some Kids

Mar 29, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in SchoolFamily.com, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Elementary School

Moving from elementary school to middle school can be especially scary for students with learning disabilities. If your child will be moving into middle school next year, it might be a good idea to think about what things wil... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Father-Daughter Travel Tradition Is Born, Accidentially

Mar 29, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, School Vacation, School Vacation, Kids Learning, Elementary School, Educational Trips, Carissa Rogers, 5th Grade

Fifth grade is American History year. And four years ago my oldest daughter’s class (then 5th grade) had planned to visit Washington D.C. to tour the National Mall and a few historic sites. The problem was that the &ldq... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Does Your Child's School Lunch Offer Beef Mixed With "Pink Slime"?

Mar 27, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in SchoolFamily.com, School Lunch, School Lunch

When ABC News ran a program earlier this month on the use of so-called “pink slime” in USDA-approved ground beef, it created an overnight panic, especially among parents who wondered if the beef by-product is used... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Have Kids Roll the Dice to Learn Place Value

Mar 27, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Kindergarten, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

Most kindergarten and 1st grade students can easily understand single-digit numbers (0-9.) However, knowing double-digit numbers, from 10-99, often is confusing to young math students.  Understanding “place value&r... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Parents Face New "Bully" Challenge As Film Released Without Rating

Mar 27, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in SchoolFamily.com, Bullying, Bullying

Editor's note: We first brought SchoolFamily.com readers news of the controversy surrounding the rating of "Bully," a new documentary being released this Friday. Here's an update on the very latest about the film. Hollywood f... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Parenting Regrets? I've Had A Few...

Mar 23, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in SchoolFamily.com, Parenting

Do you have any regrets about your parenting? I know I sure do. My kids, now 22 and almost-17, probably could provide a litany of things I did wrong or offenses I committed if they were given the opportunity. And that wouldn'... Read more
SchoolFamily
Expert Sue Scheff Offers Parents 10 Tips to Help Prevent Teen Drug Addiction

Mar 22, 2012 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teenagers, Teen Girls, Teen Boys, SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Middle School, High School

Sue Scheff is an author, a parent advocate, and the founder of the Parents' Universal Resource Expert (P.U.R.E.). Scheff helps families with at-risk teens, and specializes in educating parents on the daunting industry of teen... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Spring Break: Top 10 Reasons to Consider A Stay-Cation

Mar 21, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, School Vacation, Carissa Rogers

 We’ve spent our fair share of spring breaks in warmer climates, enjoying far-flung family vacations and returning home plain exhausted and needing a break from spring break! Last year we decided to stay home for t... Read more
Connie McCarthy
A "Synonym" is Not Something You Put on Toast!

Mar 20, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parent Involvement, Kindergarten, Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

 A few years ago, when I was introducing word categories to my 1st grade students, I asked if anyone knew what a “synonym” was. I called on one student who was enthusiastically waving his hand. “Oh yes... Read more
Livia McCoy
Eliminate Distractions While Doing Homework

Mar 20, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Teen Girls, Teen Boys, Technology, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Homework, High School, Cell Phones, ADHD

 Many students have a hard time staying focused on a task. Much has been written about teenagers who are growing up in the media age. Most agree that they are very good at multitasking. In a report featured on NPR, the a... Read more