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Pre-Prom Dinner Party
Teens and parents can plan a memorable dinner party before the prom with good planning and a spirit of fun.

 

Homework in the Spring Term

The end of school may be in sight and the evenings are lovely, light, and warm, but homework is still important. You want your child to end the year on a high note -- and slacking off is not an option!


 

Hassle-Free Mornings
For families with school-age kids, mornings can be hectic. When they are too crazy, tempers flare and everyone in the household risks being late for school and work. This does not have to be the norm.

 

Kids and the Common Cold

Young children average six to ten colds a year, and in North America these colds usually occur in the fall and winter. If your kids go to daycare or school, there is little chance that they will escape catching a cold.


 

Does Your Child Hate School?
If getting your son or daughter to school becomes a daily struggle, keep an eye open for other signs as well. Most kids actually enjoy school, but some have genuine trouble with it.

 

Sick Enough to Stay Home?

It's a tough call, knowing when to keep your youngster home, and too often harried parents send a child to school who should be home in bed.


 

Is Your Child Tempted to Cheat?
Pressure to succeed, to get top grades, and progress to the next level of higher education has taken such a toll that some students resort to unethical shortcuts and outright cheating. This happens in middle and high school as well as college.

 

Time for a New Computer?
As your children march through elementary school on their way to middle school, high school, and college, they need more sophisticated equipment and supplies to help them excel.

 

Get Those Pencils Moving

Being able to communicate well using written words is essential for kids to excel in school. This is easier for some children than others, and for all of them, those who struggle and those who don't, parents can help.


 

Five Ways to Help Your Kids Succeed in School
All families have their own issues and all children learn in their own way, but there are some universal behaviors that seem to offer the most benefit to the most students. Here are five standouts.

 

Not That Again!
Trying to decide what to pack in our kids' lunch boxes is nearly as challenging as deciding what to have for dinner! Truth is, many kids love lunchtime because of the chance to trade up: "Trade you a bologna sandwich for pretzel sticks." What's a mother to do?

 

Getting the Most from a Parent-Teacher Conference
Research shows that for children to excel in school, parents must take part in the educational process. Parent-teacher conferences offer good opportunities for involvement. Nearly all schools, both public and private, schedule regular conferences dur

 

Tame the Butterflies

Does your child stress out before a big test? Try these straightforward strategies to help your child face big and smaller tests, alleviate stress, and put feelings in perspective.


 

Celebrating Your Child's Birthday at School
Some of us have memories of sharing cupcakes with our classmates to celebrate childhood birthdays. It was an exciting moment when we spied our mom walking through the classroom door with a box of treats. While this kind of party is still permitted at some schools, it is not necessarily the norm.

 

Creative Book Covers
When you wrap school books in colorful, fun covers, going back to school is even more exciting. Many schools require that books are covered because it protects them, but even if yours does not, it's still a great idea.

 

Reading to the Kids
Early childhood experts and other professionals agree that reading to your child for at least 20 minutes each day is one of the most important things you can do for him or her.

 

Pack Your Own Lunchbox!
When kids pack their own lunches for school, parents can feel confident the meal will get eaten, not tossed. Let them have a say in the foods they want to eat.

 

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

By now, your kids are back in school and the family is settling into its normal day-to-day activities. Because a reassuring and predictable routine benefits the entire family, it's a good idea to review your daily schedule early and, if necessary, make adjustments.


 

Get into the Teen Routine

By late summer, pre-teens and teenagers may need some parental encouragement to turn their attention to the task of getting ready for school. 


 

Keep Up the Good Work!
Regardless of how they are doing, it's never too late to make the most of the academic year and help kids excel. Some universal behaviors seem to offer the most benefit to the most students. We have identified five standouts.

 

The Role of the School Nurse

Whether your child periodically feels sick at school or suffers from a chronic condition, the school nurse is ready to help. Make sure your children understand her role.

 


 

Get into the Teen Routine

By late summer, pre-teens and teenagers may need some parental encouragement to turn their attention to the task of getting ready for school. 


 

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

By now, your kids are back in school and the family is settling into its normal day-to-day activities. Because a reassuring and predictable routine benefits the entire family, it's a good idea to review your daily schedule early and, if necessary, make adjustments.


 

Pre-Prom Dinner Party
Teens and parents can plan a memorable dinner party before the prom with good planning and a spirit of fun.

 

Not That Again!
Trying to decide what to pack in our kids' lunch boxes is nearly as challenging as deciding what to have for dinner! Truth is, many kids love lunchtime because of the chance to trade up: "Trade you a bologna sandwich for pretzel sticks." What's a mother to do?

 

Tips for Kindergarten
Getting a good start in kindergarten can predict future success. If your five-year-old enjoys her early introduction to school, chances are the coming years will be equally rewarding.

 

The Role of the School Nurse

Whether your child periodically feels sick at school or suffers from a chronic condition, the school nurse is ready to help. Make sure your children understand her role.

 


 

Time for a New Computer?
As your children march through elementary school on their way to middle school, high school, and college, they need more sophisticated equipment and supplies to help them excel.

 

Help Your Kids Develop Good Homework Habits
The experts agree that parental involvement is crucial to a child's success in school. The question for many parents is how much involvement. Helping your kids with their homework is a good place to start. You won't do them any favors by doing thei

 

Round Out the Back-to-School Wardrobe
There are ways to satisfy your kids and your wallet when you buy back-to-school clothes.

 

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

By now, your kids are back in school and the family is settling into its normal day-to-day activities. Because a reassuring and predictable routine benefits the entire family, it's a good idea to review your daily schedule early and, if necessary, make adjustments.


 








 
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