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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A 17-year-old girl named Chessy Prout is a teenage superhero. Two years ago, when she was a freshman in high school, Chessy accepted a date with a senior, an 18-year-old athlete named Owen Labrie, who was headed to Harvard in the fall. Both Labrie and Chessy Prout were students at the prestigious New England boarding […]
The following is a guest post by Karma Bryan-Ingle For most parents, back to school time comes with a bit of anxiety. All of the typical questions arise Will my child have a teacher who is a good fit? Will he have friends in his class? Will he make new friends?
Do you remember the games you used to play when you were on summer vacation? Maybe you owned an Easy Bake oven and had a thriving bakery. Or were you the daredevil, creating roller coaster rides with skateboards, ramps and pillows? Regardless of the activity, it sure was fun! What you did not know at […]
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 […]