Traditional Snow Days Vs Flexible Instruction Days in Pennsylvania

The small, wooden placard on the classroom door read, “I’m a teacher; let it snow,” and just about every kid in these parts makes a similar wish every winter. This year, it finally came true with the “historic” snow that fell on the weekend of January 23. The result: schools closed up shop that Monday and some even on Tuesday–and that’s a practice that is disappearing thanks to technology.

Validation: It Makes for a Less Stressful Walt Disney World Vacation

When a child starts escalating or melting down, it’s easy to get frustrated, especially when you are facing the same stressors of a Disney Park (long days, extreme heat and humidity, standing in line for hours, etc.). When you can, it is best to stay calm, let your child know you are listening to their concern, set appropriate limits, and offer choices. This allows the child to feel supported and heard but still sets expectations and allows you to move on with your day.

Higher, Take Me Higher!

Most youngsters thrive, but, as we all know, some struggle. It’s as if they are stuck in a basement and can’t find their way out to the sunshine and fresh air. A kind word and helping hand offered at just the right moment can make all the difference in the world.

When Should You NOT Hire a Tutor?

What to think about when your kid is struggling in school. Should you act fast and hire a tutor or should you wait and let him or her figure it out?

How to Choose and Use a Homework Timer

Time is a very difficult concept to grasp, even for adults. A lot of adults I know are having difficulty estimating how long things will take. Imagine how hard it is for your kids!

How to Help Your Child Improve Their Scissor Skills

Using scissors is one of the great challenges that every child faces somewhere along the line between holding a pencil and starting school. If you are brave enough to allow your child to use scissors at home, they will be getting lots of practice. But sometimes, that just isn’t enough to ensure that your little one’s scissor grip is at its best. We have put together a few ideas that will assist your child in developing strong fine motor muscles (essential for cutting and writing), whilst also giving them some fun activities to try.

When a Child Doesn’t Remember What He Reads!

Do you find that your child or teenager fails to retain information in the book or textbook chapter? Do you hear them say “I can’t remember what was said” a lot? If so, your child could have an issue with understanding or reading comprehension.

How to Build a Great Homework Station to Improve Productivity?

Here I have listed the three main rules that will make your child more focused while studying. Rule #1 – Face the empty wall. Kids are easily distracted on their own.

Your Teenage Daughter Is Pregnant: How to Handle It

Ideally, news about a pregnancy is received with overwhelmingly joy except a teenage pregnancy. Imagine a scenario: the family is at the dinner table on one of those jovial dinner moments, when your teenage daughter breaks the news about her pregnancy. It’s unbelievable!

Top Five Must Have 2016 Gifts for Girls

From tablets to building blocks, there are so many wonderful gifts for girls on the market. The best present is one that you and the one you give the gift to will both enjoy, helping to create a strong and fun friendship.