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5 Tips for Supporting Your Child's Learning

By Laura Carlson

You have an extraordinary opportunity to empower your child's education. Whether your child goes to a conventional school or is home-schooled, you can fortify that learning experience. Here are a handful of tips to get you started: » Read more

When to Keep a Sick Child Home from School

Picture yourself getting ready for the school day when you hear your child coughing heavily. You then discover that his or her forehead is much warmer than usual. Do you keep your child home, or send him or her to school? There's so much conflicting information available on childhood illnesses and the contagion window that it makes the decision even more challenging. » Read more

Back to School Transition For Families

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Parents and children alike often have mixed feelings as carefree summer ends and the fall academic year is launched with a bang. Those "school days, school days, good ole golden rule days" are back again, requiring more disciplined routines.  » Read more

A Full Stomach Equals a Full Mind

By Elizabeth Yarnell

It seems as if the school year begins earlier and earlier each year. Politicians would have you believe that as long as kids are in the classroom, they are learning. In truth, there is so much more to learning than simply showing up: eating the right foods helps, too. » Read more

Jada Pinkett Smith Gives Back

By Paulette Cohn

Photo courtesy of TNT The actress talks motherhood, her new series and about opening a school for kids! » Read more

Homeschooling and Higher Education

By Patricia Wood

As a result of the recent growth of homeschooling in the US, colleges and universities have received an increasing number of application from home-schooled students. Admissions offices have found it necessary to assess whether and how their admissions requirements should be modified to allow fair review of the credentials submitted by homeschooled students. » Read more

Creating, Maintaining and Presenting a Homeschool Portfolio

By Brenda Hoffman, www.yourhealthyfamilyhome.com

Many school districts now require homeschoolers to present portfolios showing their student's progress in an organized fashion. This is actually a very convenient method of recording whenever it is done properly. Here are some ideas on how to create, maintain, and present your homeschool portfolio for a successful assessment, evaluation and review. » Read more

Free Spelling Program

We have created an effective and easy to use spelling program to help your child improve her spelling abilities. This is a self directed program and requires some assistance from you, but most of the work is done by the child independently. We incorporate the use of spelling rules and spelling patterns to help your child learn to be an excellent speller. » Read more

Phonics Worksheets

Here are some printable worksheets to help your child work on his phonics. Just click on the pictures below and print! » Read more

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