As your student moves through her schooling, you may approach an unfamiliar and uncomfortable position; you may find yourself providing your child with constructive criticism. This can be incredibly difficult, as you must simultaneously encourage your student, protect her feelings and press her to stretch past her limitations and succeed, even when she believes she cannot. Here are seven tips to help you do this effectively and positively.Read Full Story
Does this sound familiar? You have to nag, yell and plead to get your child to do his homework and, when he finally does, it results in a meltdown. His grades are slipping and he is frustrated and you are at your breaking point. If so, it might be time to call in a tutor. We chatted with experts who shared the top signs that your child would benefit from a tutor.Read Full Story
From completing spooky arts and crafts, to dressing in costume, to sharing spine-tingling ghost stories, the Halloween season is full of entertaining activities. The trick to turning these activities into educational moments is to engage your student in discussion about them! Start with these seven topics and encourage your child to explore and ask questions.Read Full Story
Parents with children of all ages often find themselves overwhelmed by the schooling choices available to them. Which district is best? Which learning philosophy is suited to their students' precise requirements? These questions can be difficult to answer given the complexity of each educational approach. What do they entail, and how can you begin to experiment with them in your own home? Read on for a primer on three famous schooling philosophies.Read Full Story
Nearly all parents fervently hope their students will succeed in school, from first grade to the first year of college. Additionally, most parents correctly believe that their involvement in their children's education can pay dividends. But if parental support is a powerful positive, and it certainly is, is there ever such a thing as too much? In a word, yes.Read Full Story
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and what I'd really like to do is pour a bucket of ice water on national and global Down syndrome organizations to wake them up to the reality that we have to move past awareness.Read Full Story
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