As graduation time rolls around, high school seniors around the country will be facing waves of mixed emotions. Relief that high school is over; elation to be moving on; and of course, sadness that friends forged over years – if not for more than a decade – will be going their separate ways.
Instead of simply assuming that kids will just pick up the ability to converse along the way, parents need to be intentional and teach children this vital skill.
It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” – right? It can be. But in between the “ho, ho, ho’s” and the “happy new year’s” there can be a whole lot of stress for adults and kiddos. How can we make the most of the time we have with family and friends and keep things more ‘merry’ than ‘miserable’?
13% of parents resolved to focus on helping with homework this school year in their #SchoolYrResolution. But how exactly can you best support your child? Our experts are here to help! We asked: What is the best approach for helping children with their homework? Here is what our experts have to say.
Gratitude is a way of both thinking and feeling. It can be cultivated if we simply spend time talking about what we appreciate in our lives and why we appreciate it.
@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with Pre-K Teacher @AnneMorrison and Laura Bay, President of National PTA to chat about the importance of supporting students through family involvement. Take a look at what happened during the conversation below. Our #ToolkitTalk chats occur monthly. See what's coming up next and catch up on all of the past conversations.
We recently caught up with José Díaz Balart to see why he chose the #SchoolYrResolution he did, the challenges he faces and what advice he offers to other parents trying to raise their own bilingual children.
I think most parents know that family meals are a good thing. Research has supported the benefits of eating together as a family for many years. The physical, social, and psychological benefits are only increasing in value as the pace of our lives is quickening, and time spent truly engaged with our kids is progressively limited.
Promoting physical activity can be a daunting task for some parents. But research suggests that getting your child moving at an early age is extremely important, not only for preventing childhood obesity, but for academic performance.
If we want to prevent bullying, we must do more than teach our kids to be upstanders and not to be bullies. We must start by teaching them to be kind, especially to those different from them in background and character, and to help build caring, inclusive communities.
@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with experts Faye de Muyshondt, Founder and Author @socialsklz and Darri Stephens, Senior Director of Education for @CommonSense Media to chat about the importance of teaching kids online responsibility. Take a look at what happened during the conversation below. Our #ToolkitTalk chats occur monthly. See what's coming up next and catch up on all of the past conversations.