Recent Posts by Ann Dolin
In a recent KidsHealth survey, almost 90 percent of students said they felt stressed day in and day out. And so often, when kids are stressed, their parents are as well. Just as much pressure can be felt after the school bell rings as during school hours.
If your after-school schedule feels more hurried, stressful, and complicated than you would prefer, try the following the solutions to make life a little simpler for you and your child:
Reassess the After-School Schedule
I'm sure we can all agree that each child is different - some thrive on hectic schedules, whereas others crave downtime....
School is starting - and that means school morning stress.
In years past, have you found yourself struggling through chaotic mornings - trying to get your kids dressed, fed and out the door for school? It doesn't have to be that way!
Michael is a freckle-faced fourth grader always on the move. He loves to read, write and do well in class, so his mom was surprised when Michael's teacher reported that he was not handing in his daily homework. She certainly checked every night to make sure it was done.
A visit to the family's home after school one day revealed the source of Michael's problem....
‘Tis the season for testing our kids like there’s no tomorrow. As much as we complain about all the testing going on in schools these days, the truth is that when the H groundwork for good habits is set early on, students are more likely to experience success and increased motivation.
You can make a difference in your child’s academic performance now and in the future by trying some of the following tips:
Studying for Math
1. Use a Dry Erase Board - To practice for an upcoming test, write a few math problems on a small dry erase board. Kids love using dry erase boards and many prefer them...