From the moment your child beings going to school, he will start to develop study habits and skills that will remain with him throughout the rest of his academic career. Organization is a skill that is difficult for many students and it's learned over time. Here are some ways to help your child learn and develop organizational skills at school and at home.
As young children, we were protected by our parents when it came to what we could read or watch on television. Teaching our children right and wrong and guiding them through life is a major part of parenting. And as that child grows, we are supposed to allow them to mature through their experiences and their education. But when we limit our children’s education on important, but uncomfortable, topics such as sex education, we are only setting them up for failure.
It can be an uncomfortable moment: Your son -- on the cusp of graduating from college -- shows you his resume and you discover the page is half blank. His college information consists of just three lines, and his name and contact details aren’t much longer.
I don’t know how many of you have been following this peanut allergy story in Florida, but here’s the lowdown. A 6-year-old girl at an elementary school in Edgewater had a peanut allergy so severe that she would have a reaction if she were to breathe traces of nut dust in the air. Her school took certain measures to accommodate her, but many parents became outraged by the lengths the school went to for the girl.
Pennsylvania mother of two Michelle Gray considers standardized testing a foe indeed. While other students attending Park Forest Elementary in State College, PA are participating in two weeks of standardized tests, Gray’s two children are spending their time elsewhere. Gray told CNN that she believes the tests cause unnecessary anxiety in students, don’t accurately measure accomplishment, and are used to punish schools. Eight other parents have also decided to keep their children out of participating in testing this year, agreeing with Gray that the tests cause too much stress.
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At five forty five am, Heather wakes to the voices from the morning radio show that plays from her Bose alarm clock. She nudges Michael, gets out of bed and then she dresses, putting on her white button down shirt and new black flats, which she thinks appropriate for a meeting with the head of the PTA. After waking the children, she walks downstairs and prepares breakfast and lunches.
Ok, my copy of The Tiger Mom just arrived and I must admit that I am totally curious to read it. I made a joke during my book press tour, without passing judgment on her choices, that Tiger Mom wouldn’t last a minute in my home! Most moms are trying to do what they feel is best
Wow! There was such great feedback from the homework article that I thought a follow-up would be good. Apparently, this is a hot-button topic! It hit a nerve for 2 reasons: 1) Parents realize that kids are not getting the time that they need for play and 2) Parents want specific strategies to use the time that they have with their kids most “effectively.”
A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal sent moms into a tizzy with the book review of the "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother." That story got more hits on their web site than any other ever had. Talk about hitting a nerve. Following were many rebuttals in defense of the "lazy Western moms." What we really need is moderation.
I went to kindergarten at Sunnyland Elementary, a mere two blocks from my parents’ house. I’m not aware of any famous Sunnyland alumnae who have walked on the moon or starred in their own reality show, but nonetheless it was a good school that did its best to produce decent citizens. Half of my teachers were exceptional, some dialed it in, and a few had one foot in the grave, including the school nurse, aptly named Mrs. Cross.