Making The Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference

Making The Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference

It’s finally here, the conversation that will dispel the mystery surrounding the daily question, “What did you do in school today?” And the standard answer, “Nothing.” Here are some tips for a productive and meaningful conversation with your child’s teachers. Continue reading

Here We Go Again!

Here We Go Again!

The start of a new school year is such an exciting proposition. A clean slate. A fresh start. But wait. What’s that “0” for yesterday’s homework assignment? A “D” on the pop quiz? This is supposed to be a better year. What’s happening? Continue reading

Exhale!

Exhale!

June is here! After ten intense months, it is good for everyone involved to decompress and release from the tensions of the school year. Enjoy spending time together and simply have fun. Go to the beach. Take a bike ride. Watch some movies. Go to an amusement park. Forget about tests and grades for a while. Then, take a deep breath and look back on the year. Continue reading

The Home Stretch

We made it through the winter and, although the calendar says it’s spring, we’re still waiting for the warmer weather!  With just under two months left to the school year, there is still a lot of quality time ahead.  By now, any areas of weakness should have been identified and appropriate strategies implemented.  If your … Continue reading

The Long Road

The Long Road

A mother shares her experience helping her child deal with his issues. “If reading about my experience can help another parent feel a little less alone and a little more hopeful, please feel free to [post] it.” Continue reading

The Homework Headache

The Homework Headache

Now that Winter Break is over, it’s back to the daily routines, including the daily homework issues. With some planning, organization and positive reinforcement, homework will cease to be a source of aggravation and will become a source of pride and accomplishment for your child. Continue reading

Turning On and Tuning Out

Turning On and Tuning Out

The art of childhood is being lost to a hyper-connected, techno-savvy, electronically-inclined generation of kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Communcaiton and Media just released its guidelines help parents, pediatricians and teachers limit and monitor children’s access to media. Continue reading