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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...

Should Students Be Required to Do Homework over the Holidays

Gone are the days when kids could enjoy holiday breaks homework-free. Sadly, the trend seems to be that students are getting assignments that they must complete during their time away from school. Whether it’s a complicated science project, or...

Should School Children Wear Uniforms?

This issue is one that dates back more than a decade. When President Clinton said, “If school uniforms means teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then it means our schools should be able to require their...

Should Parents Pay for Their Child’s Education?

Are you saving for college yet? Once you become a parent, you ultimately take on the financial responsibility of seeing your child become an adult. And one of the most expensive endeavors that your child will undertake is that of...

Camping with Children – How to make the Holiday Enjoyable

Were you an avid camper back in the B.C. (before children) years of your life? Have you given up your love of the great outdoors since your kids have come along? Do you long for the days when you could pitch a tent, pull fish from the river for...

Disciplining Twins – It’s Not Much Different than Disciplining a Single Child

Twins mean doing everything twice. But one of the bonuses to having twins is that you are able to save a lot of time by combining discipline techniques and discussions into one big family conversation. When you have twins they are always intently aware what their sister or brother...

Letting Your Child Have Sleepovers with School Friends

At some point, it becomes inevitable – your child will be invited to a sleepover. They will come home red faced and excited that they were invited to a schoolmate'’s house for a birthday party, to spend the night. '“Can I go, Can I go?'” The problem is that...

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