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.
Today, kids and teens are constantly using social media sites and smartphone apps like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. While these platforms give children lots of opportunities to interact outside of the classroom and engage with their peers, it has also given rise to a new form of bullying: cyberbullying.
While dealing with sadness of sending a child off to college, parents may find it hard to help their student focus on the tasks they need to complete before they leave for campus in the fall. We've compiled a list of important items to talk about with your child about before they start college.
In an ideal world, every child would grow up with a Dad or an adult male caregiver, who is an example of how to learn, love, grow, and give back to the community. Unfortunately, one out of every three children in our country lives in a home without their biological father, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with experts Dr. Natasha Burgert, Pediatrician, and Dr. Shari Sevier, Chair of the Board of the American School Counselor Association, to chat about supporting LGBT youth and raising allies. Take a look at what happened during the conversation below.
Understanding children’s natural strengths and problem solving abilities, which means recognizing their multiple intelligence or MI, can be the key to boosting their overall success. Here are some strategies you can use at home to use your child’s natural strengths and improve his performance in the classroom.
Parents often think the number one threat to their child is a stranger. But statistics show that children can be at greater risk with people they recognize than with those they do not. Parent Toolkit expert and psychologist Dr. Michele Borba, offers these tips for parents to help teach their kids about staying safe.
Properly setting goals adds tremendous value to an individual’s life, and research has found that those who set overarching objectives for what they want to achieve tend to have a greater sense of purpose, maintain better relationships, and may even live longer. When getting your child started with goal setting, there are three tips to keep in mind.
Gardening is a great way to get children to connect with nature and learn more about fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy eating. But that’s not all. These gardens also offer children the opportunity to experience hands-on lessons in science, math and language arts.
@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with experts Danielle Kovach, 2011 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year, and Wendy Rock, School counselor at Hahnville HS in Louisiana, to chat about beating the Summer Slide. Take a look at what happened during the conversation below.
Manners and etiquette are important for getting along with others and more than likely, you’ve already got these lessons covered---the pleases, thank yous, and thank you notes and apologies. But, beyond that, there is one skill set that can have an even greater impact on your child’s life. Those are a child’s social and emotional skills.