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Livia McCoy
Consequences of a Zero: How One Missing Grade Makes a Huge Difference

Oct 24, 2011 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teachers,, School Supplies, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Homework, High School, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Back to School

Many students do not understand how important it is to complete (and turn in) every single assignment. They think that missing a paper or two does not make much difference in their overall grade. I have tutored students befor... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Going Solo on Halloween: A Salute To Single Parents Everywhere

Oct 20, 2011 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Parenting, Middle School, High School, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers

My husband is an attorney. And surprising to many, that statement is not mutually exclusive of the fact that he is the funniest, silliest person I know, and the most likely   to dress up in witch-drag as “Elph... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Use Estimating Fun to Educate

Oct 17, 2011 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parenting, Parent Involvement, Motor Skills, Kindergarten, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy, Back to School

Take advantage of your young child’s natural curiosity by using estimation! It is a great way to help your child improve her overall math skills. Estimating gives a child the opportunity to “guess” a math an... Read more
Carissa Rogers
My Child’s IEP is Bigger Than Your 10 Pounds

Oct 11, 2011 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Parenting, Health and Fitness, Carissa Rogers

Imagine you’re having lunch with a couple of friends who are talking about weight loss… And you jump in and mention that you’re still trying to lose those last 10 pounds of “baby weight” (okay m... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
"Chore Charts" Help Curb the Nagging

Oct 06, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, High School, Elementary School, After-School

Do your children do chores in your household? Do they do them willingly and without being asked and reminded repeatedly? Take heart; mine don't either. To that end, I wish I'd had "chore charts" to use with my son and daughte... Read more
Carissa Rogers
The Kids Are Back To School and Mom is Back To The Gym!

Oct 05, 2011 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Parenting, Middle School, Kindergarten, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers, Back to School

It’s 8 a.m., and the kids are all backpacked and out the door. I enjoy the quiet of that moment every single weekday. Don’t get me wrong—massive crazy happens between 6:30 and 8 a.m.! But … we are ... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Carissa Rogers Joins SchoolFamily as GoodNCrazy Mom!

Sep 29, 2011 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Parenting, Parent Involvement, Carissa Rogers

At, we are thrilled to introduce readers to our newest blogger, Carissa Rogers, who will be blogging here as GoodNCrazy Mom. An experienced writer in the blogosphere, Carissa has a devoted following at her pe... Read more