How effective are the anti-bullying programs being implemented by our schools? Sadly, not as effective as they need to be…. More
The start of school can bring about a lot of first time jitters in preschoolers or kindergarteners who aren’t used to being away from mommy and daddy, but what do you do when you’re the one suffering from separation anxiety?… More
As a parent, you know your child. It may take three attempts and some bass in your voice to get your kid to behave (and let’s not forget the hushed murmurs and rolled eyes). So if we are aware of our children’s propensity to not listen and behave in a certain manner, why is it so hard to accept this realization when it comes from an outside party?… More
You do not have to convince me how busy you are. I can relate. Between a full workload, graduate school, two children, a husband and some type of commitment to fitness, it is difficult to be as involved as I would like in my children’s education.
Every parent has that moment when they have to decide if they’re going to tell their child to fight or walk away from a confrontation. For twelve years, my oldest son has lived a peaceful life. He goes to school, makes good grades and gets along with his peers and is active in sports…. More
You pick up the phone and immediately you hear your son’s 7th grade math teacher on the other line. His teacher proceeds to tell you that not only did your son get caught cheating on a test but he raised his voice to her when she scolded him. After numbly listening then subsequently arranging a parent-teacher conference for that afternoon, you hang up and all you can think is, “I’m going to kill him!” This situation is the startling reality for many parents who find themselves having to go to the school for a parent-teacher conference where bad news is going to be received.
Though it’s easy to let your kids do their homework wherever they want, research shows that having a designated area helps them work harder and perform better. So, here are our tips for creating the perfect study space, even if square footage is at a minimum…. More