Why strike? Why walk out on the kids? These are questions I know people across the U.S. are asking. I am not a teacher. I do not work for the public school system. I am just a parent who sends her six children to public school Monday through Friday, August through May, well I did anyway until our…
How early is too early to start thinking about college? The answer: It is never too early. Typically, educators throughout the United States tend to place the most emphasis of the college search and application process during a students junior and/or senior year of high school. But with colleges becoming more and more competitive and expensive, the reality is that families need to be thinking about college much earlier than the latter two year of high school.
If youre like other parents around the country, the daunting season of college applications can bring about unwanted stress and emotion. When to apply, where to visit, financial aid, scholarships, there are so many aspects that come up. Perhaps one of the most common questions is-What major should my child apply for? Heres the good news:
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?
A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal sent moms into a tizzy with the book review of the “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” That story got more hits on their web site than any other ever had. Talk about hitting a nerve. Following were many rebuttals in defense of the “lazy Western moms.” What we really need is moderation.