Getting Your Child Ready For College

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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

Help Your Child To Test Well

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There is no better preparation for any testing than meaningful study. Hence, the first step in any test preparation is ensuring that your child understands the academic subject. This begins always by completing homework assignments and the use of study time to practice and incorporate what was learned. Students should start early to take a blocked amount of at home time to review all academic school work. An hour or two, depending on the age, is a great start to develop disciplinary study habits. Continue reading Help Your Child To Test Well

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?

Why Checking Your Child’s Backpack Can Mean A Successful School Year

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Casey Fleser cc by Flickr

Today will have made it a week or two that you little angel is in school. Everything looks promising both you and your angel like the teacher, the school and the overall environment. Or, however your little angel cries every morning because he does not want to go to school. His teacher yells too much and the school gets too overwhelming. Whatever you and your child’s initial school experience, trying to maintain or improve the school year begins and ends with you and how you help your moppet adjust and adapt to the school culture. Continue reading Why Checking Your Child’s Backpack Can Mean A Successful School Year

Communicating The Next Best Thing To Volunteering In Your Child’s School

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Sebastien Wiertz cc by Flickr

Sometimes you just cannot be in your child’s school and you just can’t get anyone to represent you. At times life can be harsh that way. A combatant for such a reality is communication which must first begin in the home. Continue reading Communicating The Next Best Thing To Volunteering In Your Child’s School

Why Every Parent Should Volunteer In Their Child’s School

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The new school year marks a new academic beginning for you and your child. Like every school year both of you aspire for success. Okay, maybe you are the only one aspiring. Your little angle is more focus on reuniting with friends.  Continue reading Why Every Parent Should Volunteer In Their Child’s School