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Three Good Reasons for Building a Bond with Your Child’s School

When my oldest began First Grade, a neighbor of mine who had children slightly older than mine, gave me this advice: If you’re not going to volunteer in the school, don’t complain in the schoolyard.  I felt it was a bit...

Common Benefits of Online Learning You Should Consider Today

If you have a child who is looking to get a college education soon, whether they’ve recently completed high school studies or have been in the workforce for a while and now want to pursue an advanced degree, you...

Improving Parents’ Relationships with their Child’s School Counselor

When most parents think about school counselors, they assume that the counselor’s primary job is to help students select classes and build their schedules. Some might work with a counselor when a student is having trouble, academic or otherwise,...

When Children Lose Belongings at School

What do you do when every day your child comes home from school without one or two of their belongings? One day it is their lunch box, the next day it’s their jacket or the shoes for PE. Is...

The Pros and Cons of Living on Campus

Living on campus has been a part of mainstream American culture for years. You’ve seen it happen in countless movies: the child moves off to college and, as a freshman, finds a place on campus, usually in the dorms....

The Problem with School Curriculum

The world of 2012 is far different from the world of 1870. Yet while technology, culture, art, and media have utterly transformed the culture of America during those intervening years, the American education system has remained disappointingly stagnant. Having...

Teaching Children about Politics

Children are curious about the world, and it seems no matter how much information that you give them they are continuously seeking more. Political views are typically something that children at least initially pick up from their parents. Regardless...

Taking Responsibility for Your Childs Grades

A group called the National Coalition for Accountable Parenting is focused on encouraging a national discussion about the roles that parents take when it comes to their children’s grades. It goes one step further to call for an action...

Starting Middle School

Starting Middle School is a pivotal event in your child’s life. Coming from elementary school where there was still a party forever-frivolous holiday can make Middle School feel like the Ice Age for kids. Most children have to accustom...

Should Teachers Fail Students – Our Conclusion is That They Should

This is a question that pokes at the heart of our personal philosophies about the world of education: should students be relentlessly encouraged to avoid a hit to their self-esteem, or should they be expected to live up to...

My Baby is Growing Up – Enjoy Your Babies As Much as You Can

It’s almost sudden the way our kids grow up. It’s similar to how sometimes summer just blows out of the spring air without warning and one day you find yourself outside sweating just wishing that it was spring again. The only difference is that spring will soon come back...

Lazy Children – Who Should Take the Blame?

Do you ever find yourself complaining about the laziness of your children? Can you spend several hours cleaning your home only for the kids to come home and wreck your efforts in less than an hour? Do you have a hard time walking through your house without finding the...

I want THIS and I Need THAT, Mommy

Summer has just passed and weeks shy of Halloween, the stores are already filling up with Christmas decorations. Commercials on kids channels are now a melody of the ‘the latest and greatest,’ new toys on the market, which has children excitedly watching and saying, “I want this and I...

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