Category Archives: School talk

Crucial Reasons Why Parents Should Volunteer In Their Children’s School

Getting back into the classroom after years of absenteeism, brought forth thoughts of past struggles of the everyday academic world. Walking down the elementary, junior or high school halls the walls screamed, and yes whispered the good, the bad, and the ugly experiences of having to deal with school teachers and administrators.   Continue reading Crucial Reasons Why Parents Should Volunteer In Their Children’s School

Where Parents Can Go To Get Help With Their Children’s Homework

I recall trying to help my daughter with her homework and after several attempts at reading through the textbook walked away and mumbled, “you’re on your own”. She did get the help she needed but at school during their morning tutorials. If this situation sounds familiar to you then do not despair there are places where parents can go to to get help with their children’s homework. Continue reading Where Parents Can Go To Get Help With Their Children’s Homework

Getting Your Child Ready For College

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rik-shaw cc by Flickr

Your middle or high school student actively embraces school. Their backpacks are in order, they test well, and know when to ask you for help when a subject proves too difficult. It is in this state of mind that you should bring up the topic of college and lifelong objectives. Here is where you talk with your child about what it takes to attend college. Continue reading Getting Your Child Ready For College

Parent Teacher Interaction

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ccarlstead cc by Flickr

I was standing outside the school waiting and could not help overhearing a conversation between two parents. Conversations, they are powerful tools that reveal so much when we pay close attention. One parent was very negative about her and her child’s experience with the teacher. The other parent had only positive things to say about her and her child’s experience. There was a banter of exchange of both experiences and then finally the other parent said, maybe if you won’t so mean the teacher might respond better. Continue reading Parent Teacher Interaction

You Check Your Child’s Backpack And Found Some Bad Grades Now What?

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Nicolas Raymond cc by Flickr

When you looked through your child’s backpack you saw the dreaded red “F”. You were stunned because, it’s the first week of school how difficult could it be. What are you going to do? Your frustration mounts as you consider the negative possibilities of such a bad grade. Continue reading You Check Your Child’s Backpack And Found Some Bad Grades Now What?