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Kids express thankfulness…for school [Video]

November 24, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

It’s interesting to hear children talk. When asked what they are thankful for, many of them include their teachers, their school and the opportunities that exist there. This short video allows us be thankful too, for the opportunities we have to help children learn and grow. Happy Thanksgiving from Parent Today.  

Helping your elementary child adjust to homework

Helping your elementary child adjust to homework

November 22, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Number bonds. Tape diagrams. Counting up. I sometimes feel like my third-grade child is speaking a foreign language when he asks for help with his math homework. “Um, what does that mean?” I ask. He can’t always explain. “Didn’t you learn how to do this today in school?” I ask. He shrugs. Completing math homework-the […]

Students casting wide nets in college search

November 22, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

How many is too many? The same question that can creep up on us late at night while staring into a bag of cookies is one that high school seniors and their families grapple with more and more when it comes to college applications. These days, it is not unusual to hear a college-bound senior […]

Common childhood illnesses are, well, common

November 22, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

When my daughter was in fourth grade, she had lice. There, I said it. That was eight years ago. The fact is that every family deals with common childhood illnesses. Some illnesses have more of a public stigma than others, and that stigma along with misconceptions about the illness often lead to parent confusion, improper […]