Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Kids Not Learning Cursive in Schools

Written by dad - 7 Comments

Guess what? Sometime between Son #2 and Son #3 hitting third grade, our local school district decided to stop teaching cursive. While they’ll still learn to sign their names, they won’t learn to read or write in cursive. I’m not sure why, but this really bothers. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I chose […]

Read the full article »

Published on November 19th, 2010 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Education
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

School Start Times: Later is Better for Teens

Written by dad - 5 Comments

I just ran across an interesting article about school start times. This isn’t particularly surprising but, according to a recent study, delaying the start of school by as little as half an hour would significantly benefit teens. During a two month trial in Newport, Rhode Island, researchers found that delaying the start of school from […]

Read the full article »

Published on July 7th, 2010 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Education,Health
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

How to Deal With a Bully at School

Written by dad - 14 Comments

How do you teach your kids to deal with a bully? Our oldest son, who is currently ten (nearly eleven) years old and in 5th grade, told us last night that one of the kids in his class has been picking on him and calling him names. A bit of background While the name-calling has […]

Read the full article »

Published on September 11th, 2008 - 14 Comments
Filed under: Child Safety,Daily Life,Education
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

School Pictures are a Scam

Written by dad - 10 Comments

I remember back when I was a kid. We had school pictures once a year, and they were a pretty big deal. Everyone got dressed up, our moms combed our hair extra well before we left for school, and then our pictures (no matter how goofy) ended up being displayed throughout the house. Well, it’s […]

Read the full article »

Published on May 2nd, 2008 - 10 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life,Education
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

The Preschool Transition

Written by mom - One Comment

Not long ago, I wrote about some issues that our two year old was having with preschool separation anxiety. Well, that time has passed, and I’m happy to say that the transition to preschool couldn’t have gone better for our youngest.

Read the full article »

Published on October 8th, 2007 - One Comment
Filed under: Daily Life,Education
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

How to Praise Children

Written by dad - 3 Comments

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, children who are praised for being intelligent (as in “You’re so smart…”) are can become highly sensitive to failure, making them less likely to take risks and more likely to give up when faced with a difficult challenge. So next time […]

Read the full article »

Published on September 29th, 2007 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Education,Health
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

Dealing With Preschool Separation Anxiety

Written by mom - One Comment

Our youngest son recently started preschool. He had a great time at the Open House where he met his teacher and played with the toys, all in the comforting presence of mom and dad. The first day of school was exciting for him.

Read the full article »

Published on September 17th, 2007 - One Comment
Filed under: Daily Life,Education
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

Kindergarten Stress Revisited

Written by dad - Leave a Comment

Just a quick update to my previous post about our kindergartner’s classroom stress. As expected, he made it through his first day with the new schoolwork and hand-raising rules without any problems, and he already seems to be forgetting about his worries. Also, after talking to him a bit more, it seems that I need […]

Read the full article »

Published on September 14th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Daily Life,Education
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

The Stress of Kindergarten

Written by dad - 5 Comments

Boy, oh boy is this kindergarten thing stressful… Last night just before bed, Son #3 started expressing concern about the fact that kids who don’t finish their work don’t get to go to recess. While that seems like a perfectly reasonable rule, he was really getting worked up about it. When I took him aside […]

Read the full article »

Published on September 12th, 2007 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life,Education
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

Tricks to Ensure Good Behavior in Kindergarten

Written by mom - One Comment

We’ve written previously about the difficulties our son is having with starting Kindergarten. Things have really settled down since the first couple of weeks, and I credit two changes that we made for the remarkable transformation. First, we moved his bed time up an hour. He now starts getting ready for bed at the shockingly […]

Read the full article »

Published on September 5th, 2007 - One Comment
Filed under: Daily Life,Education
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

Get free updates...

Articles via e-mail:

Search this site...

Sponsors...

Popular topics...

Recent articles...

Recent comments...

  • Nan: Believe me when I tell you that allowing disrespect from a child creates...
  • Misty: Hello all… It has been a few years since I last posted and...
  • heather: This is for lovely Maria, who obviously doesn`t understand. I will...
  • Brittney: My son is just 3 and a half years old and was recently diagnosed...
  • Mary Gulledge: Yes they do personalize the autographs…I got one for my...
  • Brooke: Thanks Amy for responding. I have decided to wait on the Intuniv for...
  • Amy: Hi Brooke! My son, now 9 yrs old, has been on Intuniv for 2 and a half...
  • Brooke: My daughter, 10 years old, is in the fifth grade. She is struggling...

Most talked about...