Teaching Kids Self-Control Helps Reduces Classroom Problems

Posted March 26, 2010 by Fred Lee

When schoolkids are mentored in controlling their emotions, it results in better classroom behavior.

School Districts Are Using Technology To Get Feedback

Posted March 15, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

In many cities, rating the effectiveness of public schools is as easy as texting on a Blackberry. Capitalizing on ever-present public opinion, many districts are turning to the technology of the internet to get an idea of how parents feel about their child’s education, and capturing a strong voice.

Great (Teacher) Expectations May Be More Fiction than Fact

Posted March 15, 2010 by Lela Davidson

Teachers say they expect all their students to do well, but a new study suggests something is being lost between what they profess and what they practice.

Sports and Kids: Balance Is Key

Posted March 4, 2010 by Fred Lee

Playing sports has many positive benefits for children, but when there are no other extra-curricular (EC) activities, the situation may not be optimal.

Bilingualism May Begin in the Womb

Posted March 1, 2010 by Fred Lee

A new study has found that unborn babies hear bilingual moms before they are born, and this may predispose them to eventually speaking more than one language.

Title IX and Its Positive Legacy

Posted February 26, 2010 by Fred Lee

The Title IX Education Amendment has done more for girls than simply increase their participation in sports, it has had a positive impact on the lives of women.

Music to Kids' Ears And Brains

Posted February 24, 2010 by Fred Lee

Musical education is more than just learning how to play an instrument, it may have a profound influence on how children process information and learn.

7 Simple Tips To Encourage Writing In Young Children

Posted February 24, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Getting young children to write can be a difficult, tooth-pulling kind of task. Whether they’re still scribblers, or are printing their name, try these ideas to help make this important developmental skill interesting and fun!

Best of Parenting Round-Up: Kids and Olympics Edition

Posted February 19, 2010 by Lain Ehmann

The Olympics are a great opportunity to talk about more than athletic performance with your kids. Here are some great tips from some of our favorite bloggers that will help you expand the conversation -- and the learning.

"Math Anxiety" Research Doesn't Add Up

Posted February 15, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

A recent research study suggests that a teacher’s anxiety in the subject of math can have detrimental effects on female students. Intriguing research topic? Yes. A large enough of a study to cause concern? No.

Your Public Library: Better than Disneyland

Posted February 11, 2010 by Lain Ehmann

If your vision of a library is a series of cobwebby stacks guarded by a dragon-lady librarian, it may be time to recheck your assumptions. Today's public libraries are chockfull of resources for you and your kids, most of which are free or at very low cost.

Helicopter Parents: Is Bubble-Wrapping Your Children About to Blow Up in Your Face?

Posted February 8, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

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If you think that rescuing your child is protecting them from the harsh realities of life, you may just be delaying the inevitable. Here's how to put your parenting back into perspective.

A Simple Solution For Schools To Improve Child Nutrition And Behavior

Posted January 28, 2010 by Fred Lee

Having recess before eating lunch at school has many benefits to children, teachers and administrators.

Bringing Home The Gold: Olympics As A Learning Tool For Parents And Children

Posted January 28, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

The start of the 2010 Winter Olympics is near. This is a great time to get your young champion excited about what the Olympics represent, and use it for an educational resource - for the whole family.

“F” For Fitness: Grading Students On Their Health

Posted January 20, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Last fall, in an apparent effort to combat current rates of poor diet and obesity, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania required anyone with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or above to take a fitness course.

Best of Parenting Round-Up: Global Edition

Posted January 15, 2010 by Lain Ehmann

With the news from Haiti, we've got some information on sharing tragedy with kids, raising globally aware children, and a few lighter topics as well.

Picking The Right Preschool

Posted January 13, 2010 by Debbie Dragon

Choosing the right pre-school for your child can take some careful planning and consideration. While, generally, you won’t have the choice of where your child will attend primary school, there could be countless preschools in your area to decide between. Here are some things to consider as you begin your search.

Race to the Top, and Don’t Leave Any Child Behind Either

Posted January 12, 2010 by Lela Davidson

Is the Race to the Top education initiative really something new? Or just more of the old No Child Left Behind?

Getting The (Right) Word Out: Important Information About Early Intervention Services

Posted December 23, 2009 by Rhonda Franz

In spite of efforts by states to inform families of infant and toddler services, many people are still unaware of the resources. It's important for parents to have the correct information about their rights to access Early Intervention evaluation and services.

How to Raise Financially Savvy Kids

Posted December 13, 2009 by Debbie Dragon

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As parents we are often faced with the difficult decisions that could have lasting effects in our child's life. Many times we are forced to make choices without really knowing the potential fallout if we choose the wrong path. Fortunately there is one area of child rearing that most of us can agree on, and that is the absolute necessity of how to teach children to be financially savvy.