Kids Education

My Animal Journal

Learn about animals with your child. Have your child keep an animal journal to keep track of interesting information about each animal. Print out our animal journal here. Animal Journal » Read more

Addition Carrying Worksheets

Here are some printable worksheets to help your child work on learning to use carrying in addition. Just click on the pictures below and print! » Read more

50 US States and Capitals

Use our printable flash cards to help your child learn the 50 US states and capitals. » Read more

When Your Child Hates School

By Nancy Da Silva

Ask any parent what the most challenging part of their day is and most of them will say the morning, especially if they have more than one child. » Read more

What Is Your Child’s Learning Style?

By Nancy Da Silva

No two children are alike. From their personalities to their likes and dislikes, even though their sense of self is still developing and their personalities aren’t fully formed, they are truly individual. Even kids in the same family can be so vastly different it’s surprising their related at all. » Read more

School Counseling: When to Seek Help for Your Child

A child who is depressed, angry, fidgety, or has unidentified learning problems may have trouble succeeding in school. Sometimes those issues are temporary and can be solved within the family. But when a child has more severe or chronic issues, it may be necessary to work with a counselor. The question is, when do you seek help? » Read more

Overdoing Homework Help

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Parents who take on the job as their children's "homework coach" , often are confused about exactly what this responsibility entails.  With homework assignments now coming home with kindergartners as well as upper graders, parents often wonder exactly how involved they should be in helping their children with assignments.  Memories of their own elementary school da » Read more

Kids Playing Hooky – Is It Ever OK?

Is it ever OK to allow your children “play hooky” – to skip school – for a special reason? While schools will almost unanimously come down on the “no” side of this question, many parents believe that it can’t hurt to take the kids out every now and then for a family trip or event. » Read more

Kids and Homework – How Much Helping is Too Much?

Just about everyone agrees that kids these days are being given a lot of homework, sometimes starting as early as kindergarten. It’s a parent’s natural impulse to want to help, both to offer assistance in learning and to free up more time you can spend as a family. It’s important for parents to let children know that they think homework matters. » Read more

Is Your Child Gifted?

It’s natural for all parents to take pride in their young children’s accomplishments – refrigerators in homes everywhere are covered with evidence of their creativity. Sometimes, though, children’s achievements or behavior seem so outstanding that parents wonder if they are gifted. » Read more