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Jump-start learning this summer vacation with your pre-schooler

June 27, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners | with 0 Comments

The early years of school, whether you’re sending your child for the first time or watching him or her advance to kindergarten, are golden opportunities for parents to nurture in a child a love for learning, the cornerstone of school success. Parent Today wants to encourage and equip you. Our Parent Today Seeds of Learning […]

Don’t let summer slip away without a little education

June 27, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Ah, summertime. No more pencils, no more books, no more … well, you know the rest. Children burst through classroom doors like bubbles out of a well-shaken soda bottle, and sprint onto playgrounds, campgrounds, beaches and ball fields. And well they should. After 10 months of classroom instruction and homework, they’ve earned it. But just […]

The search for a college: Where to begin and what to expect from a summer campus visit

June 27, 2013 | Posted in: High School | with 0 Comments

\During a busy school year, the college application process can fall to the bottom of the priority list. Keeping up good grades, participating in sports and clubs, working, volunteering and doing all the other things that make a good college applicant can also make it hard for students to squeeze in college visits. Every recent […]

Put a stop to summer bullying

June 27, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

The final bell of the school year might seem to signal a reprieve from schoolyard bullying. But harassing behavior doesn’t keep a calendar and, sadly, it doesn’t stop where campus borders end. It seeps into summer. Into parks, malls, community pools, camps and, of course, online – into social networks and e-mail. How pervasive is […]

Take the guesswork out of exam prep

June 12, 2013 | Posted in: Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Middle schoolers may need help figuring out how to navigate final exams – particularly if they’re taking the tests for first time. As a parent, you can encourage your child to get enough sleep and head to school with a healthy breakfast on exam day. You can also help your children develop good study habits […]

You could save 1,000 lives!

June 12, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Sounds like a job for a superhero, doesn’t it? If you donate blood, you can do all the work lying down. Blood cannot be manufactured; it can only come from generous donors. The American Red Cross estimates that every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and the average red blood cell transfusion is […]

Drinking water is important for learning

June 12, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Did you know more than half the human body is made up of water? It’s true. Water is inside every cell and organ – including our lungs (83 percent), the brain and heart (73 percent), even our seemingly dry bones (31 percent). And it doesn’t just sit there, like water in a pool. It performs […]

Learning can happen anywhere

June 12, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Learning opportunities can pop up at almost any time. That was the case one recent weekend, when my son asked if we could build a campfire. Earlier in the day, his tae kwon do teacher had offered us a box of remnants from board-breaking classes to use as kindling for our fire pit. A campfire […]