Education

How to Maximize Your Time at a Children’s Museum

Posted April 7, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Planning a trip to a children's museum? Prepare ahead of time with these tips to make the most of the visit for your children's education and fun!

What Is an IEP and How Do I Know If My Child Needs One?

Posted April 5, 2011 by Debbie Dragon

If you believe that your child is struggling to learn in school and believe that they could qualify for an IEP, you will want to take action immediately. The sooner you get your child the services they need, the more likely they are to succeed.

How to Combat Speech Delays

Posted April 3, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Speech delays can occur for a variety of reasons. Help your child develop her speech and language with simple steps you can take at home. It is never too early to start.

Forbidden Technology

Posted April 2, 2011 by Maggie Wells

What's your policy on technology and your kids use of it? Do you know why you feel that way?

Preparing for Disaster With Children

Posted March 30, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Have you and your children prepared for a natural disaster in your area?

Film Review: Race to Nowhere

Posted March 27, 2011 by Katrina Simeck

Race to Nowhere offers sobering look at "the dark side of America's achievement culture." It's a must-see for parents and educators.

School Rules vs. Early Childhood Development

Posted March 23, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Recent news about the suspension of a three-year-old has parents wondering, and people talking. Just when do school consequences go too far, and what rules are appropriate for young children in preschool and day care programs?

43 Chores Young Children Can Do

Posted March 10, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

The quicker you can pass on chores to your children, the more responsibility they'll have, and the less you'll have to do! Make sure you are expecting great things from your children, and give them the gift of independence.

Vermont’s Top Summertime Spots

Posted March 7, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Winter in Vermont is for the fierce adventure seekers. But summer is full of family fun in the Green Mountain State. From hiking and biking to shopping and eating, there is plenty to explore and enjoy under the warmth of the summer sun.

5 Ways to Protect Your Special Needs Child From Bullies

Posted March 6, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Children with special needs are 2 to 3 times more likely to suffer bullying at school. Disable Bullying is a nationwide campaign to provide parents and teachers with the tools to put an end to the bullying and to raise awareness for the issue as well. While parents can't be at the school to defend their children, there are steps they can take to protect them.

The Case Against Homework: Do Students Get Too Much of a Bad Thing?

Posted March 4, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Most parents and educators believe that homework is a necessary evil. But do students always benefit from homework? Alfie Kohn, author of The Homework Myth, doesn't think so.

Education Roundup: Weather, Meteorology Sites for Kids

Posted March 2, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

The beginning of spring marks the beginning of all kinds of wild weather. Tornado season is on its way, and is often accompanied by thunderstorms and heavy rains. The following sites are great resources for children learning about weather, and the parents who are helping them.

Report Cards for Parents? No Way!

Posted February 25, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

State Representative Kelli Stargel thinks parents should receive grades on their children's report cards. I say no way. Find out why I think the bill she introduced to the Florida legislature is absolutely unacceptable.

A Great Service Project for Your Family: Adopt a Platoon

Posted February 23, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Want to teach your kids a little more about the world around them, and do something great for someone at the same time, AND improve their writing skills? Consider adopting a soldier!

5 Ways to Help Your Child Overcome Performance Anxiety

Posted February 19, 2011 by Fred Lee

The pressure to succeed can often have the unintended consequence of inducing failure, but it doesn't have to be this way, and parents can play a role.

“Secrets to Winning a Scholarship” Review

Posted February 11, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Taking the mystery out of winning college scholarships is what Mark Kantrowitz does best. His book will give you the tips you need to get the edge.

6 Ways for Parents to Encourage Fitness and Improve Their Kid’s Grades

Posted February 2, 2011 by Fred Lee

Exercise is good for kids on so many levels, including their overall health, but also for their self esteem, emotional health, and even their academic performance.

How to Talk About Tragic Events With Your Child

Posted February 2, 2011 by Sarah Winfrey

Talking to your child about tragic events can feel scary and hard. However, it doesn't have to be a difficult conversation. Here are some tips for discussing uncomfortable subjects with children.

Education Roundup: Dental, Heart, And African American History Month

Posted January 31, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Hearts, health, and history: the month of February covers a lot of ground, but do not worry — the work is done for you. Browse through the resources available to you to teach your children about heart health, dental health, and African American history.

Bento Boxes: The School Lunch Solution?

Posted January 18, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

It's easy to fall into a rut when you pack school lunches day after day, but Japanese-inspired bento boxes offer a creative way to pack your little ones fun and healthy lunches they'll love.

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