In the 21st century, parents have numerous school choices: public or private, magnet or charter, mainstream or alternative. Unfortunately, not all schools continue through the 12th grade, or you may later find that a particular curriculum no longer suits your student's academic needs.Read Full Story
Transitions can be difficult, and your student's switch from middle to high school is no different. To best prepare her for the new environment and expectations, try introducing a few changes at home. Here are several of the areas where middle school and high school may differ; keep these in mind while you prepare your student for the switch.Read Full Story
This particular subject is tough. As a violin, piano, voice and music theory teacher, I know a lot of parents who go overboard making sure their children practice. One girl's parents required she practice two hours a day, one hour before school and one hour after. She never had time for anything but school and practice, and two results came out of that: 1) She was very good and her technique was awesome, but 2) she hated it with a passion.Read Full Story
Earlier this month, one of our Hatch Lab workshop posts went viral (!) Our #Hatchling tweens’ reaction to Caitlyn Jenner’s introduction to the world as a transgender woman was covered on sites like Time, US Weekly, Telemundo, E-online, People, MSNBC, and Out Magazine, to name a few.Read Full Story
Want to help your child feel more focused and powered on throughout the day? Trying adding these five super-fun foods into their diet. A balanced diet and plenty of time playing outdoors are the best ways to keep your child healthy all year round.Read Full Story
For many parents and students, the beach is a natural summer destination. Whether you and your child visit the shores of a lake, river or ocean, the sand, sun and water simply cannot be eclipsed by any other summer destination.Read Full Story
Graduation is here, and your college student is finally finished! Or is she? With certain fields, you know your student will need additional education before she can begin working. She can't be a doctor or lawyer with only a bachelor's degree. However, plenty of fields do not require advanced degrees, and yet many people continue to enroll for additional studies. There are ample reasons why someone may do this, from higher pay to the love of learning, but as a parent, you may be worried your child is becoming a "perpetual student," or the kind of young adult who stays in school to avoid "the real world."Read Full Story
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