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Beginning Consonant Sounds Worksheets

Here are some printable worksheets to help your child work on learning her beginning consonant sounds. Just click on the pictures below and print! » 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

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

Paying for College: Prepaid Tuition and College Savings Plans

By Shannon Loane

In 2003-2004, tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities averaged $4,694, while those at private four-year colleges averaged $19,710. Total charges, including room and board, were $10,636 at public institutions and $26,854 at private ones. Between 1993-94 and 2003-04, average tuition and fees rose 47% at public four-year institutions and 42% at private institutions. » 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 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

How to handle parent/teacher disagreements

What do you do when you and your child’s teacher disagree? Perhaps you don’t see eye to eye on the methods your child is being taught or evaluated with. Or maybe you feel like your child is being treated unfairly. What about homework? Do you feel that your child is being given too much homework or expected to do too much? » Read more

Helping Students Cope with Test Anxiety

By Henry L Harris and Doris R Coy

Anxiety is a basic human emotion consisting of fear and uncertainty that typically appears when an individual perceives an event as being a threat to the ego or self-esteem (Sarason, 1988). In some instances, such as avoiding dangerous situations, anxiety can be helpful. However when taken to extremes, it may produce unwarranted results. » Read more