Tag Archives: Homework

Preparing Kids with Special Needs for Back-to-School Transitions

Some kids have a greater difficulty with “transitions” than others.  If your child is one who might have a stressful transition from Summer-to-School schedules, you might want to take a few tips offered by Karen Plumley: Jump the gun a … Continue reading

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If Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,
what’s a frustrated parent to do???

Katie Couric (on CBS) recently reminded us that sugary cereals are a real problem for many children.    And, since kids want sugary cereals, parents have to take charge….Sure!   Check out Katie's video article below–       < Watch CBS … Continue reading

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Hassle-Free Homework? Is it possible???

According to an article by Barbara Minton in at  Natural News.com  it is.  She proposes that parents can benefit (and so can kids) by returning the responsibility of homework back to the actual person who is affected–the kid!  It might seem counter-intuitive to … Continue reading

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Promoting Confidence–an important role for the Parents of Struggling Students

"No child I have ever met has gotten up in the morning and said to him or herself, 'I think I'll work hard at disappointing my parents, ignoring my teachers and just goof off today'," says Debi Nason, center director … Continue reading

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Good Choices + Positive Parent Feedback = More Courageous Kids

It is often easy to get angry at our kids when they don't do what we think they ought to–  when they don't do their homework, when they resist doing their chores, when they avoid challenging tasks.  It's possible that … Continue reading

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Happy (and Happier) Mother’s Day Gifts

    Are you ready for Mother's Day?  Are you expecting special attention or maybe even a home-made gift from your kids?  Do you have a partner who is always stumped about what give the Mom-in-the-House?    You might help out … Continue reading

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Verbal “Hugs & Kisses”–Emphasize your Appreciation.

In my research on the internet, I found a great resource for parents:   The Parenting Resource Center .    Among the many articles about parenting you'll find listed, I thought "Verbal Hugs" by Maryanne Law was particularly valuable as we reach the end … Continue reading

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Is Your Kid Addicted to Video Games?

According to an article this week by Donna St. George in the  Washington Post, a recent study finds some kids are addicted to video games.  The study "concludes that children can become addicted to playing video games, with some skimping on … Continue reading

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Let kids be kids, homework can wait until later

      Sometimes I think it's fun to find out what your average everyday parent thinks about school, education and homework.  I came across an article by Karen Cruickshanks written for the Sydney Morning Herald (in Australia).  She seems to … Continue reading

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44 Presidents in 4 minutes–Really!

Not all learning needs to be boring.  Can you name all the presidents in order? (can anyone???) Here's a YouTube video that gives a really great view of all 44 of them–in just four minutes.  You might wonder (or ask your … Continue reading

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