Education

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician About Your Child’s Development

Posted January 16, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Your child's regular checkups with the family doctor or pediatrician may be a good place to start when learning about your child's development. Use the general information here to help you ask informed questions of your child's doctor.

Education Roundup: The Kids And Finances Edition

Posted January 4, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Prepare your children with a solid financial education that may serve them well for the realities of dealing with money. Check out the various games, activities, and resources that can help children learn lifelong lessons about managing their money.

Tips for Making New Year’s Resolutions With Your Children

Posted January 3, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

2011 is here! Put the resolution-making tradition to work for you and your children by involving the family in developing new habits new habits for the new year.

When Your Kid Hates Writing

Posted December 27, 2010 by Maggie Wells

Right under my nose, this writer discovers in my very own household a kid that hates writing.

Jail Time for Parents? An Attempt to Legislate Parental Involvement

Posted December 9, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Jail time for parents who don't attend their child's school conferences was proposed this fall by a Detroit prosecutor. It's controversial for sure, but opens up a whole new conversation about the definition of parent involvement and what the law can, and should, legislate when it comes to kids.

Education Roundup: Christmas and Holiday Activities for Families

Posted December 8, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Merry Christmas and Mazel Tov! Use the season's holiday traditions and internet resources as learning activities for your kids!

Top Toys From AblePlay for Children With Special Needs

Posted December 7, 2010 by Nancy Flanders

Shopping for kids can be tough. Finding the perfect holiday present for a child with special needs can be even harder. AblePlay.org offers great product reviews and insight into the top new toys and products for children with special needs.

Teaching Children About the "Other" December Holidays

Posted December 6, 2010 by Alyssa Chirco

By teaching our children about the "other" December holidays, we can help them to learn about cultures and traditions that are different from their own. Need some help? In this article, you'll find information, resources, and links about the December holidays of Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Saint Nicholas Day, and Las Posadas.

5 Simple Ways to Teach Your Children Etiquette for the Holidays

Posted December 3, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

Stressing about a formal dinner at your grandmother's house this holiday season? Worried your kids are going to be a minor embarrassment? It's easy to make a good impression with minimal effort when you follow these tips.

AAP Updates Policy Statement on Media Education

Posted December 2, 2010 by Alyssa Chirco

With the recent explosion in the popularity and availability of high-tech devices like personal computers, iPhones, and iPods, media has become a pervasive influence in the lives of children and young adults. How do we combat the negative effects of this unavoidable influence? Find out what the American Academy of Pediatrics has to say in its updated policy statement on Media Education.

The Longer, the Better? A Student Researches Writing Scores on the SAT

Posted December 1, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Recent news highlighted an interesting hypothesis developed by student who believes he found the key to getting a higher score on the college test. But don't buy into it just yet. Read here first and check out resources for prep and practice for the college entrance exam.

Education Roundup: Fall Learning Activities

Posted November 8, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

The cool weather and beautiful colors have arrived! Help your child engage their creativity by taking advantage of this roundup of fantastic fall activities for your preschoolers or primary students. These ideas are sure to keep their hands moving, and their brains sharp.

10 Effective Study Habits for a Successful College Transition

Posted November 5, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

Encouraging good study habits in high school can lead to a more successful college experience, but it probably won't stop your teen from living off of cold pizza and Top Ramen.

From Candy Corn to Costumes: Fantastic Ideas for Halloween Leftovers

Posted November 1, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Parents: Don't tear out your hair worrying about what to do with leftover Halloween candy, or costumes your children will not want to wear again. We have a fantastic roundup of ideas for you right here!

Supersized: Big Retail Centers on College Campuses

Posted October 22, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

The textbook-only bookstore and small shop selection on college campuses may be a thing of the past. Universities and real estate developers have set their sights on large centers to bring in new revenue — and new students.

5 Ways to Get Cheap or Free College Textbooks

Posted October 18, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

Have a kid in college, or worrying about sending one off pretty quick? While the tuition skyrockets around the nation, save money where you can and get your kids cheap or free textbooks. Maybe you and your student won't be living off of Top Ramen for the next four years after all.

Education Roundup: Hispanic Heritage Month, Bullying Prevention Month

Posted October 7, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

October is not only about Halloween. Here is a roundup of resources on Hispanic Heritage and Bullying Prevention, both of which are celebrated this month.

Don't Miss It! September Is National Whole Grains Month

Posted September 30, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

September has been National Whole Grains month, but it is never too late to increase the amount of whole grains in your diet and teach your children and family to do the same.

6 Ways to Avoid Backpack Injuries

Posted September 27, 2010 by Fred Lee

With heavy course loads and numerous extracurricular activities, the burden that students must bear in their backpacks can set them up for injuries.

Education Roundup: Educational Enrichment Sites

Posted September 25, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Bring home the fun in learning! Check out these sites full of games and activities so children can practice skills learned in school.

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