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Writing an Essay About Family: Ways You Can Help Your Child

Writing an essay is a challenging task, especially when you need to open up about a personal topic. So, how can you help your child with an essay about family? How to Help Your Child with Writing an Essay About...

Are Teachers Messing Up Our Children?

A recent article published in The Guardian said it well, “Schooling without learning is just time served.” There is an alarming trend taking place in our schools today. Though our children spend record amounts of time in a classroom,...

Thinking Outside the Box- Fun ways to Educate

If you think back to when you were a student, the lessons you are most likely to remember are the ones that were exciting and different. There may not always be the opportunity to break the mould but, when...

Why Raising Upstanders Gets an A+

Schools are where children gain knowledge but it’s also the place where they create connection and develop as social beings. Hopefully, it’s a place where they feel they belong. School climate promotes — or complicates — a student’s ability to...

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...

Taking Care or Mom – Motherhood is NOT an Easy Job

For many years I have been a devoted stay at home. This is not to say that I have enjoyed every single moment of motherhood or that I totally agree with the idea that constantly giving and doing for others is the greatest feeling on Earth. Secretly, I wished...

How to Stop Your Child from Picking Their Nose

The old saying goes “you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose – but you can’t pick your friend’s nose!” One trip on any given interstate across the world and you will quickly notice that while nose picking tops the list of gross things people do...

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 to having a new teacher for every class rather than...

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