I work in education. I was a former teacher. I was ready to be a school “mum”, or so I thought! When my son started kindergarten, I was overwhelmed by the amount of “homework” it took to be a parent of a kid in school. School letters home on Tuesday, class newsletters on Friday, check… Read more »
Education: Homeschool & Online
Great ways for sensory-sensitive kids to enjoy the sights, sounds and feels of Halloween.
You accompany your kids to a casual play date with the kids next door. The mom turns to you and says, “So, I’ve decided I’m going to homeschool!” You say, “Wow that’s great!” At that moment, so many questions pop into your head: “Why?” or, “Should I do that, too?” Homeschooling has become so popular… Read more »
Age(s): All ages
Thinking about homeschooling your child? There are local homeschool resources to give you a head start. Already a homeschooling parent and need some free learning programs or ideas? We rounded those up for you, too. There are so many resources and support for parents who are leaning toward homeschooling or already doing it, it’s just… Read more »
Shawna McCowan always wanted to work with Veterans but she wasn’t sure how. McCowen admitted that after high school, “It took me a while to get it together, and I wanted to help. I wanted to be part of the solution.” She went back to school when her first son was 5, working full time…. Read more »
Age(s): Parents Only
Customize your child’s education the way you want to: THAT’S homeschooling.
From music to martial arts, education beyond the classroom keeps young minds engaged. Educators and parents are in agreement: It’s not good for children to be glued to the TV every afternoon. They take on a glazed-over and dazed appearance when staring at the tube too long. Eventually, inertia sets in, and kids become whiny… Read more »
the arts are alive in private schools Robert Sternberg, Ph.D., dean of arts and sciences at Tufts University in Boston, specializes in determining what makes people successful in life. Through his research at Tufts, Sternberg determined that imagination and creativity are just as important as intelligence. So while today’s schools place extra emphasis on test… Read more »