Thirty years ago, sitting down as a family to eat dinner together was the norm. Most of us grew up this way, but in today’s hectic environment, family dinners have fallen by the wayside. With parents today juggling careers and children involved in multiple sports and activities, family time spent around the table is becoming much more rare. We are now beginning to understand … [Read more...] about Good Grades Start At The Dinner Table
Is your child easily distracted? Does homework that should take 45 minutes end up consuming two hours? If so, you are probably a frustrated parent. Chances are you have learned that punishing inattentive behavior doesn’t work. The question is: What works? Here are some ideas that might do the trick for you. Set Up the Correct Type of Study Space Most inattentive … [Read more...] about Are You Done Yet? How Parents Can Help Their Easily Distracted Kids!
Technology has transformed our world so thoroughly that our kids cannot imagine life without gadgets. They expect to have access to these devices 24/7, but their expectations aren't always realistic. Computers, the Internet and smartphone apps can be tremendous assets to learning, but they can also be significant detractors unless parents establish clear policies for their … [Read more...] about How To Establish Clear Policies For Your Teen’s Tech Use
‘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 … [Read more...] about 10 Tips to Help Your Elementary Schooler Study for a Test
Do you find 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 … [Read more...] about Minimize School Morning Chaos by Making a “Launch Pad”