Summer work is a great way to keep kids from forgetting all the stuff they learned during the school year. But it can hang over your head all summer.
A reader wants to know how you teach kids to study when they’re resistant to doing so. This may not be the answer she wants, but it’s all I’ve got.
My youngest is about to embark on a new adventure: college (as a dual-enrolled high schooler)! It’s weird and wonderful and scary and awesome.
Even though we’ve been incredibly lucky to have a great teacher in our lives as long as we have, saying goodbye is never easy.
The knife-edge between encouraging my teens to self-advocate and stepping in while I still can is a precarious one, especially in a world that’s unfair.
We’ve uncovered a gem! Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda created a number of short educational rap videos for PBS’ The Electric Company several years ago and they are brilliant!
A reader wants to know the value of putting a label on a struggling older child, or does it even matter? I have strong opinions on this one.
How are we, as parents, supposed to keep our kids believing they should do the right thing when they see how rewarded the bad things are?
Tired of “expert” advice on readying your high schooler to get into a top college? Me, too. I like realism, and a non-stressed kid. Here’s my take.
I’m so tired of the notion that it’s up to parents to figure out their kids’ college choices, and to do so starting in middle school, to boot. That’s silly.
Ah, homework. It can be the bane of your existence. It may be your nightly battle. Here we tackle finding the balance between helping your children accomplish their responsibilities and fostering independence.
Having an invisible disability is hard; having an invisible disability as a high school student and being scoffed at by a teacher is worse. Don’t be that teacher.
Have a high school senior in the house? You’re likely right in the thick of college applications, so here’s some food for thought as you go.
The kids are back in school and we have a darling way to make sure your kids keep track of their books in style. These bookplates help ensure that textbooks and notebooks that are lent out to friends or lost come back home!
A mom is trying to decide whether she should hold her son back a year in preschool before sending him to kindergarten since she’s concerned he won’t be ready for the educational expectations.
Visiting college campuses? It’s an exciting and terrifying time. Here’s some questions to ask while you’re touring to help keep the overwhelm to a minimum.
Power struggles with your teen may feel inevitable, but when you add homework issues to the mix, is there any hope for peace and productivity? I say yes.
Transitioning to middle school is a scary time for any kid, but when it’s an ADHD child, how should you best proceed? I’ve been there. Don’t panic!
There are some graduation speeches that seem to resonate with a lot of us. They make us think. They make us laugh. They hopefully embolden us to be better, more courageous people. This is that list.
As we near the end of my autistic son’s first full-time year back in public school, the stress is wearing him down, but really, he’s doing great.