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What Teachers Want from Parents

Thursday, December 30th, 2010






Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia and author of Why Don’t Students Like School? posted his findings http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/daniel-willingham/how-can-parents-help-teachers.html after he asked teachers what is the ONE thing that parents could do this year to support their children.  It may surprise you to learn that the number one answer was […]






Hire a Private Online Tutor: Eight Steps to Create a Great Learning Environment for Your ADD/ADHD Child

Monday, December 13th, 2010






Your child can’t finish homework, he’s always moving, and he gets distracted easily. Are these behaviors recognizable in your home? Students with Attention Deficit Disorder are easily distracted and they also can be a distraction to others. Below are some ways to identify if your child has ADD, some methods to counteract these behaviors and […]






Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day through Education

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010






Happy Earth Week!    Tomorrow, April 22nd, marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  Though we shouldn’t just pay attention to the Earth on one day, one week, or month of the year, it is nice to have a specific time to really evaluate our activities and learn how to make changes for the future. The […]






7 Tips for Stress-free Mornings

Saturday, November 21st, 2009






Frazzled, in a daze, racing around, forgetful, no time to eat. If any of these describe you during your morning routine I have a solution! The Positivity Blog has posted a list of 7 Tips to Lift the Stress Out of the Morning. These are simple, quick suggestions to take the chaos and pressure out […]






6 Tips for Swine Flu Safety in School and at Home

Saturday, September 12th, 2009






The H1N1 virus (or Swine Flu) really came as a shock to much of the world this past spring. Since the arrival of this new strain of influenza there have been thousands of people who have been hospitalized and even hundreds that have died. Particularly unsettling is the fact that children seem to be getting […]






Indoor Activities for Your Children

Thursday, September 10th, 2009






As summer comes to a close, the weather is beginning to get cooler and the sun is setting earlier and earlier. That means your children are going to be spending less time outside playing and more time in the house. However, that doesn’t mean that the kids should be spending their free time becoming couch […]






Parent Tips for Back to School: Save Time, Money, and Energy

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009






The new school year is here! (or at least very close for some). Although the focus tends to be on the children, parents can find the start of a school year to be stressful, overwhelming, and draining as well. Here are a few tips for parents to prepare for the new school year and start […]






Teach Your Kids Math while They Clean

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009






Do you wish your kids were into using math? Would you love to see your house free from all that junk that accumulates over the years? Do you want to give your kids a learning experience that they will enjoy? HomeSchoolBytes.com has found a way to do just that! In a post on the HomeSchoolBytes.com […]






The Frugal Dad’s Tri-Level Emergency Fund

Sunday, August 9th, 2009






The Frugal Dad always has great advice for saving and managing money. A post I recently found called the Tri-Level Emergency Fund is no exception. The Frugal Dad breaks up the emergency money you have saved into three important categories. Level One in his plan is known as the “In-House Emergency Fund”. He suggests that […]






Advice for Parents with New Teen Drivers

Thursday, August 6th, 2009






Realizing that your child is quickly growing up is one thing, but imagining them behind the wheel of a vehicle is something else! If you are nervous and concerned about having your teen start driving you are not alone. Fortunately, many parents have gone through this experience already and there are plenty of tips, stories, […]






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