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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...

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...

How to Stop Temper Tantrums in Public

It never fails, smack dab in the middle of a store or restaurant your child decides to throw a temper tantrum. Screeching and acting as if they are being taken over by a poltergeist, parents are left baffled and mostly embarrassed. It doesn’t matter that your child is four...

Playing Favorites With Your Children

If you have more than one child in your home, there will come a time when you will be accused of playing favorites with your children. “You like her better than me" or "you always let him get his way'” will be spewed rhetoric stinging your ears and remaining...

When I Grow Up – What Does Your Child Want to Be

When I grow up, I am going to be a princess. No, wait…I want to be a rock star that rides horses and marries a prince so I can live in a castle. Or maybe I will be a veterinarian, the President of the United States, a doctor or...

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