Common Core Pros and Cons: What You Need to Know

The Common Core State Standards, first announced back in 2009, were fully implemented last year in a number of schools last year. Nevertheless, a September Gallup poll of 532 parents found that 32% had no opinion or had never even heard of them.

What You Can Do When Your Daughter Is Upset

Your daughter is going to get upset. The question is how will you handle it? This is a hard one for moms. We hate to see our daughters unhappy, so we jump in and try to fix it, but we make it worse. Your daughter needs what you need, when you get upset. What do you need from your partner when you get upset? Do you want advice? Do you want to be cut off and told it’s not a big deal? Do you want him to tell you to go make him dinner? Do you want him to act like it’s no big deal? Do you want him to say I know how you feel before you told him your story. The answer is a big fat NO.

Why Your Daughter’s Clarity Trumps Mother Fog Every Time

What is Mother Fog? Mother Fog is when there are so many things going on at one time that you can’t think clearly. This happens all the time with mothers. It’s like your mind is covered with a thick, soupy, dense fog, and your thoughts, feelings, decisions, and actions are unfocused.

Are You Impacted by Mother Shame?

In Daring Greatly, Brene Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, defines shame as “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.” I define Mother Shame as the persistent gut wrenching feeling that you’re flawed as a mother and failing everyone in your family.

3 Character Traits of Successful Students in High School

Successful students in high school do not rely on magic for their success. Neither do they rely on good looks, money, or popularity. Their secret is character, and it is available to every student. It is available in every nation also, and is presented here by an international educator who has watched students benefit from building it.

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Child Love Learning

Helping children develop a love for learning at a young age is not only important but it will likely determine their study habits and work ethic throughout their schooling. Find out the top 5 simple ways to help them love it!

How Do I Control My Kids?

The title of my article is a bit misleading, but it is a question every parent asks. The answer is that from the moment your child is born, it is your job to empower them to control their own behavior. This happens over many years and throughout endless situations, but every situation is a learning opportunity.

Developing Your Preschoolers Socialization Skills

It’s easy to help your preschooler develop social skills when they have the chance to be part of fun-filled, sociable experiences like summer day camp, where activities are geared to sharing games, crafts and activities with friends under the watchful eye of trained counselors. Kids at day camp have endless opportunities to learn important skills like sharing, working as part of a team, taking turns and treating others with kindness and consideration. However, as parents we also have endless opportunities to nurture our children’s social skills.

Summer Reading for Grades 1-3

Reading being the foundation of all learning, a child who learns to read well is set to excel in all other subjects. Without the subjects of math, geography, science and social studies vying for attention and focus, the summer is the perfect time to build a strong basis for this important skill.

How to Overcome Anxiety From Homework

There are many reasons why teachers assign homework, even at a young age. Homework reinforces everything the child learned during class, which gives them more opportunities to remember new concepts.