One former teacher, current tutor at a Huntington Learning Center, and mother of two recently told me that the most important factor in a child’s education is self-esteem. “Make kids feel like a success, feel good about themselves and their efforts and they’ll be able to learn.” She continues, “Without support and self-esteem, eventually the… Read more »
Standardized testing is here to stay. Like it or not, from about age 5 onward, most children will be evaluated by at least one standardized test every school year.
Has your child’s teacher asked for volunteers this year?
A parent is almost automatically a good teacher because there is no one else who has a greater desire for a child to succeed than his or her own parent.
Deciding whether your child is ready for school can be a difficult decision. Discover the pros and cons to starting or waiting.
Kindergarten. I can picture it like it was yesterday. Tears flowing. Hugs aplenty. Sobs interrupted only by the desperate pleas of, “Please, don’t leave me!” And that was just my mom.
When Kathy O’Sullivan’s son, Davis, came home from fourth grade day-after-day discouraged and dreading the next day of school, she knew it was more than just a light opposition to education.
Your child is struggling to read. Could she have ADD or ADHD? The solution could be as close as an eye exam or a change in diet. Or, it could portend a lifelong struggle for both of you.
I have to admit that I was one of those mothers comparing the intellectual prowess of my preschooler to other kids his age, and the competition was often fierce.
Leaving friends and familiar places behind can be hard for kids – and especially difficult for teens. Here’s what parents can do to help.