Managing Your Child's Education
How to Ace Back to School Night
During back to school season, it's easy to become overloaded with school supply shopping, planning for activities and the many new routines that signal the coming academic year. But don't overlook one of the most important chances for you to become involved with your child's learning: back to school night.
6 Ways to Streamline Kids' Homework
It's many working mothers' pet peeve: homework. As parents, we often dread homework time, especially after a long day at the office when we have to juggle dinner preparation and homework help . In many cases, you're arriving home well after your kids have finished their homework, and need to provide detailed instructions to caregivers about...
What Is a Parent Teacher Conference?
When you were a child, you probably saw your parents head off for a parent teacher conference at the school. Regardless of your past associations, you probably had only a vague notion of what a parent teacher conference is, and what happens at such a meeting. Now that you're an adult and responsible for taking part in these events, let's define what is a parent teacher conference.
Help Your Middle School Student Get Organized
The transition from elementary school to middle school can be difficult. It's even harder when your child isn't organized. Refer to this article for tips on how to help your middle school student get organized.
Help Your High School Student Get Organized
Organization is even more important once your child reaches high school. Think it's too late to help your child with basic organizational skills? Refer to this article for tips and suggestions to help your high school student get organized.
What is Preschool?
A preschool is a school for children who are too young for kindergarten, typically starting at age 2 or 3. The preschool experience teaches your child to socialize with peers and gives early exposure to oral language, letters, phonemes, words, math concepts, science and other important building blocks for early education. For working parents,...
Must-Read Tips for Kindergarten Parents
Preparing for kindergarten was a breeze for my daughter. She'd learned her letters, numbers and colors in a warm, nurturing daycare center, not to mention how to keep her hands to herself and to negotiate for the best swing on the playground. But as a parent, kindergarten posed a whole new set of challenges that I was simply not prepared to...
Homework Organization for Students
In most families, homework can be stressful for both parents and children. You can help ease that burden by creating an efficient homework center. Refer to this article for homework organization tips for your student.
Back-to-School Transition Tips
Are you dreading the start of another school year? Not looking forward to the structure homework and after-school activities require as you transition to school from summer? Refer to this article for back-to-school transition tips. Go from laid-back summer schedules to structured school routines with ease.
Shopping for School Supplies
Do you dread the crowds and long lines associated with shopping for school supplies? Refer to this article for a listing of basic school supplies you can buy ahead of time. Use this what, when and where guide and save time shopping for school supplies.
Helping Kids With Homework Problems
There are so many homework problems children may encounter. Whether it's simply not completing homework or giving it such little attention that they don't learn anything, the homework problems your children face aren't unique. Follow these tried and true steps to keeping the homework problems at bay.
Keep Supplies for School Projects on Hand
We've all made last-minute trips to the store for supplies for school projects due the next day. Read this article and learn how to set up a system for keeping school project supplies on hand. Start this school year organized and stay organized.
Avoid The School Supplies Rush in Stores
Every year around the last week of school, that dreaded list of school supplies for next year comes home in your kids' knapsacks. If you're like most working moms, you take that list and put it somewhere safe, then forget about it until the week--or in many cases--the day before school starts in September. Here's a few ways to motivate yourself...
5 Ways to Spark your Children's Enthusiasm for Summer Reading
We all want to keep our kids busy in the summer. Whether they are in day camp or at home with a nanny, there is down time during the day when they should keep up with academics. One of the best mind expanding activities for kids is summer reading. But how do we get kids to read in the summer, when it competes with video games, television and...
Reading Activities Make It a Joy for Kids
From preschool on, most teachers urge parents to have their children read -- or be read to -- on a regular schedule throughout the year. This includes summer months, holiday breaks, or any time when school is out. It's easy to understand why. Children who maintain their reading skills or younger ones who are read to on a daily basis will be on target for back-to-school routines in the fall.
How to Organize a Homework Center
Get off to a good start at homework time in your house. Stock a homework center with these essentials to help your child stay focused and organized.
Help Your Child Learn Writing Skills
Most kids just aren't that into writing, and it shows in their school work through the years. We save our children's cute early writings; but, except for homework assignments, writing isn't a big part of our kids' everyday life at home. So, what can parents do to help their child develop good writing skills during the elementary years?
An 8-Week Summer Home Learning Program for Early Elementary Kids
Follow this 8-week summer home learning plan for a structured program of Reading, Math, Writing/Spelling/Vocabulary, and Science/Social Studies activities. Geared to grades kindergarten to second, this plan focuses heavily on key areas of early elementary skill development.
How Working Moms Can Volunteer at School
Working moms have enough on our plate without having to volunteer at school. We can just leave all that Parent Teacher Association stuff to the stay-at-home moms and dads, right? Wrong. There are several great reasons for working parents to be active and involved as school volunteers. Your children see you as an active participant in their...
Five Ways to Finance a Private School Education
Boarding school costs $35,000 to $50,000 a year. Day school runs about half that. Even the primary grades cost a fortune these days. Paying for a private school education requires tremendous sacrifice for most parents. Here are five ways to manage those large tuition bills.