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.
In our hyper-connected, social media saturated society, many of us are so obsessed with snapping "selfies" and living a virtual life online that we're forgetting how to care for people who are right in front of us or in our community.
Organic. It seems to be on labels everywhere. And yes, as a parent you want to feed your children healthy and nutritious foods. But is going organic really the healthier option?
@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with Michael Casserly of the Council of @GreatCitySchools, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and @JocelynAChadwic, Vice President of the National Council of Teachers of English, to chat about the importance of empowering males of color. 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.
Homework and studying are not the same things. Our experts weigh in on how to encourage your child to start studying habits early.
We all want to gather with our family over nutritious family dinners, but regardless of the age of your kids, serving healthy dinners can present a challenge for many families.
For children to develop true reading comprehension skills, they need to practice these skills over and over again. In honor of Read Across America Week, we reached out to University of Michigan Professor and Parent Toolkit expert Nell Duke to learn more about what parents can do to support their children’s reading comprehension skills.
In reality, video games are much like other forms of media—books, movies, music—in that there’s varying quality in the games themselves. It’s important for parents to be in on the decision making about the games that are in their homes.
@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with Richard Weissbourd Senior Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education (@MCCHarvardED), and Dr. Shari Sevier, Interim Director at the Missouri School Counselor Association (@DrShariSevier) to chat about healthy teen relationships. 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.
While a great deal of emphasis is placed on helping students with low grades improve their academic performances, those who are considered gifted are often overlooked.
Valentine’s Day is coming up and parents all know what that means: sugar, sugar and more sugar. But can you keep the sweet in Valentine’s Day without excessive amounts of sugar?