Articles tagged with: education
by Kerrie McLoughlin
When you have been homeschooling for a few years (or a few days!), you will come to a point when you or your child will want to throw a textbook, workbook or lesson …
It’s Back to School again and while my kids are excited about seeing their friends, they are dreading the onslaught of homework! In fact, my son came home from school on Day 2 with Math homework. There is no such thing in middle school as a slow start! My biggest battles with my kids during school seem to be around keeping organized and getting homework done before 9pm at night. Here are a few tips to get you started on the right foot this fall.
Single Parent Advocate kicks-off its back to school supply drive to help single parent families get ready for the upcoming school year. Donors are needed to help meet the growing need for school clothing and supplies.
Donations of cash and school supplies are needed. There are a number of designated collection points in various parts of the city.
I have always thought that by being an involved parent, I would be able to help my kids in school. I could help by keeping in touch with all their friends and their families, knowing the kids by name, and being available to the staff at the school. Right now I feel helpless and frustrated with the procedures and policies about bullying in schools. Sitting on the PTA board at several schools for 12 years and the PTA Council board for 3 years, I feel that I am in touch with the school district and all the great things put in place for our kids. Then why am I attending middle school again after 28 years?
I am not a loud parent who is always complaining about policies or procedures at school. I have always been a big advocate to teach other parents about why certain policies or procedures have been put in place. The staff does have a very hard job trying to educate the kids while also keeping them out of trouble at the same time. Parents are not always the nicest people to communicate with and sometimes they get very angry or are not supportive.
With the advent of new technology and programming abilities, North Texas Kids has launched a browser-supported version of the June issue that is reader-friendly on almost any device. Today’s moms are very tech-savvy and embrace technology. As moms ourselves, the staff of North Texas Kids knows how important it is to make information accessible, easy to find and readable in a variety of formats. Liz Mangelsdorf, VP of Business Developments and mom of 2 says, “I love that we are continuing to develop and create ways to reach all more moms. As busy moms, the time we have to read can be limited. Having North Texas Kids magazine available on the iPad and smart phones is going to be invaluable for so many of us!”
Directors of the Elizabeth Birth Center for Autism Law and Advocacy (EBCALA), parents and vaccine-injured children will hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (717 Madison Place, NW in Washington, DC) on Tuesday, May 10 at 12:00 PM to unveil an investigation linking vaccine injury to autism. For over 20 years, the federal government has publicly denied a vaccine-autism link, while at the same time its Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has been awarding damages for vaccine injury to children with brain damage, seizures and autism. This investigation, based on public, verifiable government data, breaks new ground in the controversial vaccine-autism debate.
According to Kidshealth.org, “Children who become anxious at the thought of a test often feel convinced they are going to fail. Test anxiety occurs for many reasons, such as lack of preparation, fear of disappointing the teacher or parents, or low self-confidence.” The statewide TAKS test are taking place in April across Texas and many children feel the pressure to perform or are afraid they won’t be able to pass their grade level if they don’t do well on the TAKS tests. There are a variety of ways that parents can help their children to overcome test anxiety and certain coping skills they can teach their children so they learn to manage their anxiety in stressful situations both inside and outside the classroom.
Who doesn’t love Curious George? While I encourage parents to spend as much time reading with their kids as possible, I have found in raising my own kids, that the visual of watching the characters come to life helps them to enjoy the books even more. As a mom of a curious and active boy, Curious George has always been popular in our house! So go check out a few Curious George books at your local library and get ready to watch the launch of the new season on Labor Day!
Who knew that there was a national turtle day and a host of other national animal days to celebrate rare and endangered species. In fact, today is the International Day for Biological Diversity.
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