Parenting Tips

Should students and teachers be Facebook friends?


In the virtual world, the definition of a student-teacher relationship is blurred, particularly on social networks like Facebook and MySpace, where adults and teens share the same forums to connect and keep in touch with friends, classmates, relatives, and co-workers. … Continue reading

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Top 14 Reason Why Homework is Important


Here are the top 14 reasons why Homework is important: It improves your child’s thinking and memory It helps your child develop positive study skills and habits that will serve him or her well throughout life Homework encourages your child … Continue reading

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Why Kids Refuse Going to School


Everyday as many as 1 in 4 children refuse to go to school. But while the reasons can vary, “school refusal,” formerly known as school phobia, is an actual anxiety-based disorder. Surprisingly, school refusal is prevalent, but, because many children … Continue reading

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10 Homework Tips for Parents


Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do homework. Avoid having your child do homework with the television on or in places with other distractions, such as people coming and going. Help your child with time management. … Continue reading

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Reading Tips: What Parents Can Do


Have your child read aloud to you every night. Choose a quiet place, free from distractions, for your child to do his nightly reading assignments. As your child reads, point out spelling and sound patterns such as cat, pat, hat. … Continue reading

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Mathematics at the Grocery Store


The grocery store is one of the best examples of a place where the ability to use mathematics is put to work in the “real world.” It’s a great place to practice measurement and estimation and to learn about volume … Continue reading

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Teaching Preschoolers about Time


Time flies when you’re having fun, but if you’ve ever tried to explain to an impatient preschooler that his birthday is a week away, you’ll realize that the concept of time does not come easily to children of this age. Learning the days of the week and the months of the year is standard procedure in preschool curriculum, but what can you do to help your child understand this complex concept at home? Continue reading

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Video Games, Is Your Child Addicted?


Millions of children love video games, especially boys. How can you know if your son/daughter is heading for trouble? You should be concerned if your child: Repeatedly breaks family rules about when and how much game playing is allowed. Withdraws … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Safeguard Your Children Online


Surfing the Internet can expose children to inappropriate material and other dangers. It is very important for parents to be aware of the risks, educate children about them, and monitor children’s use. The Internet is a wonderful tool. It makes … Continue reading

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Ten Actions ALL Parents Can Take to Help Eliminate Bullying


The latest research shows that more than half of all children are, at least on occasion, directly involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim, or both. And many of those who are not directly involved witness others being bullied on … Continue reading

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