Different Kinds of Textures for Children


Teaching Your Children About Texture For better or for worse, kids love to touch everything. You can take advantage of this natural curiosity and teach your child about all of the wonderful textures that surround us. Experimenting with texture through thoughtful play provides a solid educational foundation in many areas. It teaches children about science […]

The Effects of Academic Parental Pressure on Kids


Too Much Academic Pressure on Kids As a parent, there are few pleasures greater than your child succeeding at school. However, if you are putting too much pressure on your children to do well academically, it can backfire severely and end up affecting them negatively in a number of different ways. Worry, Worry, Worry By […]

Smart Phones are Smart for Homework Time, Too


When I was growing up, “homework time” looked like this: books and papers spread across the kitchen table, TV turned off and all other distractions kept to a minimum, including phone calls with friends (on the shared family phone with the eternally tangled chord). Mom-enforced. Fast forward several decades. Recently, I went upstairs to check […]

5 Phrases Infecting Your Child’s Education


The following is a guest post by Raj (Anurag) Pandey, Education Program Director at MathCrunch. Parents have a tremendous impact on a child’s achievement. According to the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), when parents are involved, regardless of income or background, children are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher-level […]

Quick Time Hacks For Studying and Homework


Many parents feel like there are not enough hours in the day. We work hard from morning until night, just to go to bed remembering all the tasks we have yet to accomplish. For many parents, it is hard to find the extra time to help our children and students perform better in school. Here […]

Should Kids Take a Gap Year Before College?


Sounds nice, doesn’t it? You’re 18. Just finished high school. Now, instead of heading to college to hit the books again, you travel, meet new people, and learn more about yourself. So why would parents oppose this? The “gap year” is an increasingly popular choice for American high schools – a year of work, study […]