- Why Junk Fiction Is Just as Important as "Literature"
Often, when parents express concern about getting their kids to read, what they really want is for their kids to read "good" books or "literature." But the kinds of fiction we tend to think of as "junk" can be vital in getting kids to read more (and better) books.
- I Can't Read Your Writing!
For older children, handwriting help is available. Find out the causes of poor writing, including fine motor skill issues, as well as tips to help improve handwriting skills for kids. Whether the child prints or uses cursive, there are steps that parents can take to better their child's writing.
- Is Your Tween Ready For Cell Phone Freedom?
If the tween in your life does not have a cell phone, then the odds are great that they have been asking you for one. Cell phones with parental controls may be something to consider for parents who are not sure if their tween is ready for complete cell phone freedom.
- Bringing Up Children Who Value Ethics
Raising children is not just about looking after their physical well being and education or keeping them happy all the time. Bringing up healthy and happy children also involves teaching them ethics for them to grow up with integrity. Here are some principles in raising upright children.
- Help Your Student Ace Eighth Grade Science by Utilizing Their Individual Learning Style
Here are easy-to-teach ways to develop student study skills for 8th grade science, and parents and teachers alike can use them. Learn how to draw on the strength of each child's individual learning style to improve school performance and grades.
- Arm Yourself With Knowledge Before Teaching Your Tween About Puberty
Teaching pre-teens about puberty can be an awkward and challenging job to a parent, especially if he or she does not know how to talk about it. Learn more about the changes in puberty and how to guide a girl going through adolescence.
- 10 Tips for a Successful Start to Middle School
Transitioning to the middle school from the elementary school can be scary. To help make the move a success, a middle school student and a teacher each give five tips to not only survive the first year of junior high but to help students have a great school year as well.
- What Teachers Really Want: Gift Ideas for Christmas--or Any Occasion!
Do you have a small budget and want to buy something nice for your son or daughter's middle school teachers? Here are a few ideas from a real, live middle school teacher.
- Homework Help for Parents
Sometimes kids need help with homework. One of the most important things a parent can do to help is provide a routine and appropriate setting for kids to work.
- Tips For Parents: Questions About Standardized Testing Answered
If you are like most parents, you have questions about standardized testing. This article will provide ways parents can help their child succeed on standardized tests.
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