Category Archives: Parental Concerns

How quality family time affects academics

Posted on December 28, 2016
If you’re like most families, time is precious. Between school, work and extracurricular activities, your family members are likely running in four different directions on any given day. You may feel that you rarely get a chance to connect to your children due to busy schedules, and you’re not alone, but researchers agree that spending quality family time together is well worth the effort. Teens that spend quality time with ...Read More

The Importance of Sleep on Education

Posted on December 16, 2016
Sleep is important. Most people recognize that sleep has an impact on your overall mood and ability to focus, yet the actual value of sleep is often overlooked, especially when compared to studying, working and even recreation. There are many reasons students become sleep deprived, such as busy schedules, demanding deadlines, working late, and waking up early to go to school, to name a few, but the implications can be ...Read More

When should I give my child a cell phone?

Posted on November 30, 2016
If you have a child who does not yet have a phone, odds are it’s on their wish list. If your child is in middle or high school, he or she probably seems relentless in their pursuit to own a phone. There is no denying that cell phones are a part of our daily lives and it is imperative that we teach our children how to use them appropriately. So, ...Read More

How parental involvement affects education

Posted on October 31, 2016
There are a variety of factors that contribute to a student’s educational success, such as attendance, study habits, sleep habits, testing abilities, etc. Additionally, many research studies have shown that parental involvement has a positive effect on student’s academic and behavioral performance in school. Regardless of income or background, research, such as the Harvard Family Research Project, shows that parental involvement boosts achievement in grades, standardized test scores, attendance, behavior ...Read More

Teaching safe practices online

Posted on September 16, 2016
The internet is an amazing thing, literally a world of information right at our fingertips. Technology today allows us to break through the barriers of the past and make incredible leaps in education. Unfortunately, it can also be a dangerous place, especially for unsuspecting kids and teens. Teaching proper online safety precautions can go a long way to help keep your child out of harm’s way. What online safety is ...Read More

Helping kids cope with concern

Posted on August 30, 2016
Experiencing fear and worry from time to time is normal for adults and children alike and different personality traits cause some kids worry more than others. Teaching kids to cope with their concerns is a valuable lesson that can increase their confidence and sense of optimism. The soon approaching school year is a great time to practice coping techniques because it often triggers worry in students, as they consider a ...Read More

Tips for transitioning to a new school

Posted on August 15, 2016
The new school year is right around the corner! For many students the start of a new school year is exciting, it’s a fresh start and your child may be looking forward to seeing friends with whom they’ve lost touch over the summer. Other students, particularly those beginning the school year at a new school, may be nervous or anxious about the start of a new year. Here are some ...Read More

What do you do if your child is bullied at school?

Posted on July 30, 2016
Finding out that your child is being bullied is upsetting and far more common than you may realize. You may feel helpless to stop the abuse, but there are many things you can do to help make the situation better, as well as some things that you shouldn’t do. So how do you stop bullying? Start a dialogue Talk to your child about what is happening. Remember to be calm, ...Read More

What is an IEP and why would my child need one?

Posted on April 28, 2016
You are involved in your child’s education, you ensure homework gets done, attend field trips and help prepare for tests, but what happens if your child struggles despite their, and your, best efforts? Students who have trouble learning or live with a disability can receive help through an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). What is an IEP? Simply put, an IEP is a custom created learning plan that addresses a student’s ...Read More

Is your child struggling socially in school?

Posted on April 19, 2016
The teenage years are often thought of as a carefree time full of opportunity and free from responsibility, but adults often forget about the social pressures that come along with adolescence. Making and keeping friends is a learned behavior and some teens are naturally socially successful while others need more practice and guidance. Kids begin the social hierarchy in school at the end of elementary school or beginning of middle ...Read More

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