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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 Being Bullied?

By Derek Randel, www.stoppingschoolviolence.com

Keith is a ten year-old student who has always liked school. That was until recently and now he does not want to go to school each morning. This of course is very frustrating for his parents. The reason Keith dislikes school does not have anything to do with academics. Keith is being bullied before school, at school, and on the school bus. » 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

Handling Homework

By Patti Teel, www.pattiteel.com

Excerpt from The Floppy Sleep Game Book, by Patti Teel Limited amounts of homework in the primary grades may be beneficial; however, it should not be excessive, especially in the lower grades. The amount of homework assigned varies greatly from school to school and from teacher to teacher. » Read more

Finding A Tutor For Your Child

By Nancy Da Silva

Student test scores in schools are down both on national and international levels. Blame it on over worked teachers, under staffed schools and over populated classrooms or unmotivated students, no one can deny the problem is reaching epidemic proportions. » Read more

Cool School Lunches

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers, www.FreshBaby.com

As you know by now, all parents have a different idea of what is healthy food and what is not. For years, you have had the opportunity to hand select and monitor what your child eats for lunch. Now it is time to test their ability. It is only natural for your child's eyes to wander and notice, and be envious of, what the other kids are eating. » Read more

Charter Schools – More Choices for Parents

What is a charter school? » Read more

Bullying: How a Parent Can Help

Bullying is an enormous problem in our schools.  The impact of being bullied carries on far into adulthood.  It is not something that you can just ignore and hope will go away.  Many people think that kids need to get a thicker skin or toughen up; perhaps, these people have never been through the experience of being bullied.  Kids have been known to get physically sick, refu » Read more

Arts Builds Smarts

By Christinna Chauncey

The Importance of Providing Funding for the Arts Our kids need to be exposed to the arts. It's as simple as that. Their futures depend up on it.  » Read more