Thirty years ago, sitting down as a family to eat dinner together was the norm. Most of us grew up this way, but in todays hectic environment, family dinners have fallen by the wayside.
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 doesnt work.
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.
Tis the season for testing our kids like theres 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.
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!
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
Boys as a rule dont read as well as girls. And a major reason for this discrepancy is that girls tend to read for pleasure, while boys don’t. What accounts for this difference?
Should parents go online to check their kids grades and homework? The iconic overstuffed students backpack is quickly becoming a relic of the past and as a result, the way parents oversee their childrens progress in school will never be the same. Paperless Schools
Forty years ago, an Indiana electronics company brought a product to market that did more to impact the way we educate our kids than almost anything else in the past century. The company, Bowmar Instruments, began selling the first handheld pocket calculator – for a whopping $240!
In classrooms across America, teachers strive to provide engaging lessons and meaningful homework, but more often than not, our students are not learning how to learn. Kids walk out of their classrooms armed with study guides, notes, and chapters to read, but they dont know how to put that information into storage for retrieval tomorrow, next week, or three months from now. Here are four easy ways to help your child study smarter: