Telling the Good Story About School to Your Kids

Posted by admin on June 10, 2013 - 12:00 am

Introducing your children to the idea of going to school can be frightening and a bit upsetting, but it is important for you to let your kids know that school is a positive thing so that they will look at their first day of school in a positive manner. Although you might feel as if you are on the verge of tears when it comes to thinking about sending your children off to school for the first time, you Read the rest of this entry »

Play First Homework Second: Know Your Kids Habits

Posted by admin on April 5, 2013 - 12:00 am

In many families, homework is a common source of frustration that occurs on a daily basis. The power struggle often occurs when a child comes home from school and would rather play than do their homework. Knowing that homework is essential for a child’s learning and development, parents often attempt to force their child to complete their homework right after school. Unfortunately, this not only causes arguments, but it can also be ineffective if this does not fit your child’s behavior habits.

Knowing your child’s habits is essential to helping guide their behavior and learning. For example, some children Read the rest of this entry »

Preparing Your Kids for College

Posted by admin on January 26, 2012 - 12:00 am

Whether you’re 3 or 30, school is school, you’ve got to be prepared for learning the most effective way. If your children are about to embark on one of the biggest school endeavors of their lives, college, consider the following to help them prepare:
Get them connected: If your child is going off to school they may need an internet connection particularly if they’re not living in campus housing. Consider a mobile solution like clear 4g that they can use both on and off campus.
Get them a tutor: Tutors aren’t just for grade-school aged kids, they can be helpful at college level, too. If your child struggles in one particular area like math go ahead and get them a private tutor for the first semester when they’ll be knee deep in all their required classes.
Let Go: It’s going to be tough but you’ll have to learn (before they leave) to let go of your child’s study habits. They’ll have to learn to police their own grades and make the right choices so wean yourself off before they get in the car.

Help Your Kids Learn Math Through Cooking

Posted by admin on October 27, 2011 - 12:00 am

Cooking with your kids can be a fun way to introduce them to basic math principles. Small children can practice counting by measuring the cups of flour needed or by counting the correct number of eggs.

Kids can practice addition and multiplication, depending on their skill level, by doubling or tripling recipes. To start, give your child a copy of the recipe and ask him to write out the measurements for each ingredient. Once your child is able to do this easily, let him do the calculations in his head while measuring.

Cooking can also be a Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Freak Out: It’s Only a “C”

Posted by admin on October 23, 2011 - 12:00 am

When your child brings home a C on their report card, then you might feel like panicking. You might wonder why your child is not fully understanding their school work. They are passing, but you know that they can do better. The important thing is to stay calm and talk with your child. Ask if there are any distractions in the classroom that are keeping them from learning as well as they should be. You will also need to follow up with a conference with their teacher.Want more? Click here/tag You can find out the whole story by listening to both your child Read the rest of this entry »

Ways To Prevent Child Anxiety During Test Taking

Posted by admin on October 19, 2011 - 12:00 am

With the advent of standardized testing in the education community, more children than ever before are suffering from test taking anxiety. There are a few measures you can take to reduce child anxiety while test taking.

For parents and teachers alike, prepare the children for the test beforehand. This includes informing the children that a test will be taken in the near future. Often, if children know a test is approaching, they are better able to manage the anxiety. Unexpected and surprise testing causes a greater amount of stress in children than a test that is planned.

Encouragement should not Read the rest of this entry »

How To Skim The Reading Fat

Posted by admin on October 15, 2011 - 12:00 am

Are you looking for a way to help your child skim the reading fat? Skimming while reading is a tool that helps students read faster and get more out of their studying time. Speed reading has been taught a number of years with proven success. In today’s online world, your child is already familiar with reducing information to key concepts with texts and social media. A skill you might have thought useless before can be transferred to improving their study habits. Picking out keywords and concepts are the core concepts of skimming the reading fat.

There Read the rest of this entry »