High School Article Archive
- Standards-Based Grading: What Parents Need To KnowAs schools trend toward standards-based grading, their report cards are changing, too. It’s important to understand both.
- Coming Soon to Your School: Common Core State StandardsThe Common Core State Standards are likely to be implemented at your school, possibly this year. Forty-five states have adopted the national educational standards. Here’s a Common Core primer on what to expect your kids will be learning.
- Today’s Multitasking TeensToday’s teens spend seven-plus hours a day involved with some type of technology or media—including time when they’re studying or doing homework. A researcher specializing in teens and media offers tips for parents to help kids disconnect and focus.
- The Road to College: A Guide to Helping Your Child Find the Right SchoolSchoolFamily.com’s College Prep Guide will help your family navigate the years leading up to college applications and enrollment decisions with less stress.
- Help Your Teenager Become a Confident WriterA literacy coach and author shares tips to help parents encourage their teen’s writing ability—without doing the work for them or having them take offense during the editing process.
- High School Math: How Parents Can Help Build SkillsSome simple strategies and encouragement will benefit students who are struggling in math.
- Help Your High School Student Enjoy ReadingAs English class gets harder, reading can still be fun. Parents can help teens by encouraging them to choose and enjoy all types of reading.
- Fun Summer Reads for Ages 4 to 18Looking for some good summer reads for your kids? These books, which we've sorted by age (4-8; 9-12; 13-18), are so much fun, kids will dive right in!
- Help Your Child Reduce Test StressIt’s normal for kids to worry about tests, but worrying too much can be bad for kids and their grades. Here’s how to tell if your child has test anxiety and what you can do about it.
- Help Your Gifted Child Succeed in SchoolHow to tell whether your child is gifted, plus ways to make school more meaningful for him.
- Help Your Autistic Child Succeed in SchoolHow to work with the school to improve education and school life for your autistic child.
- Tips for Preventing Online BullyingOnline “cyberbullying” can be as cruel as anything that happens on the playground—and harder to defeat.
- Back-to-School BooksReading about going back to school is a great way to ease the transition. Especially with younger children, as you turn the pages together, you can talk about their real-life hopes and fears as well as discuss the wonderful characters in these books.
- What Is Your Child’s Learning Style?Understanding how your child learns can reduce frustration and improve achievement.
- If Your Child Is the BullyWhat to do when the school says your child has been involved in bullying — and she's the bully.
- Bullying: How Parents Can Fight BackKids are often reluctant to talk about bullying. Here’s how to spot it and what to do if your child is a victim.
- Facebook and Social Networking: What Parents Should KnowSocial networking sites like Facebook keep growing in popularity, especially among teens. But they can also be used for online bullying. Here are 10 tips to get parents up to speed and help them be aware of their teen's social networking activity.
- Internet Safety Tips for ParentsKids need to use the Internet; these tips will help you keep them safe.
9th Through 12th Grades
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