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Archive for April, 2015

Keep calm and test on

April 1, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

For many grade 3-8 students, launching into state English Language Arts (ELA) and math tests immediately after spring break may be a bit unnerving. Sharing a few helpful test-taking strategies with your children can ease anxieties and help them perform at their best. In the days before the test, help children prepare by getting a […]

Is your child ready for kindergarten?

April 1, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary | with 0 Comments

The following story was first printed in Parent Today in March 2013. When our daughters were young, we had no questions about kindergarten readiness. Both girls were born in March, and my husband and I knew that by the September following their fifth birthdays they’d be more than ready for the half-day program offered in […]

Is it the time spent with children, or what we do with the time that really counts?

April 1, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

A brand new study from the Journal of Marriage and Family seems to challenge some long-held views about the amount of time mothers spend with their children. The study says the number of hours a mother spends with her children is not as important as the mother-child engagement during that time. Research involving 1,600 children […]

Cybersecurity: An ounce of prevention…

April 1, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

My son loves to play Minecraft. He occasionally Facetimes (video calls over Wi-Fi) or texts friends with his iPod. With two older sisters and parents who are active on social media, he’s seen Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Vine. He’s comfortable Googling information for school, and he discovered Weird Al Yankovic videos on YouTube. […]