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.
Let’s face it – the vast majority of our kids are sleep deprived. Though it may appear that they have an overabundance of energy, the 7 or 8 hours that your child is currently getting isn’t enough sleep.
There are almost 1.4 million children in the U.S. between the ages of 4 and 18 with a parent serving in the military. That can mean frequent moves and adapting to a new school and new curriculum. Expert Laurie Curtis offers tips to help navigate those changes.
Nothing may be more feared in the minds of young children and their parents than learning the basic math facts. Just hearing the times tables takes many of us back to our own childhoods. The good news is that our own children should not have to suffer the same fear.
For as much as children’s entertainment has changed over the years, one thing that never seems to change is how much kids love puzzles. Whether it is connecting two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, following the path to the end of a maze, or discovering the hidden banana in a detailed illustration, puzzles entertain and engage kids of all ages in ways that few other activities can.
Parents want their children to create lives that are meaningful, productive, and healthy. Scoring well on state tests, developing critical thinking skills, and controlling impulses all play a part in this grand endeavor. Mastering the skill of compassion may also help set your child up for future success.
Like any parent, I wanted my children to be successful in school, and I knew that I would have to be involved if I was going to show them I valued education.
Parents often fall into pitfalls when praising their children for their performance. Check out this post from Dr. Judy Willis about some best practices for offering sincere praise.
Former New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Lucille Davy offers ideas to keep your child learning during the holiday break and reflects on her own favorite holiday learning memories.
Math expert Bon Crowder has plenty of ideas for how to incorporate math into the holiday traditions. Some of her suggestions are aimed at younger children while others are more appropriate for middle schoolers.
Parent, volunteer, and advocate Adrienne Kelly-Lumpkin reflects on her family’s holiday traditions and shares some of the ways they make sure to make learning part of the celebrations.