Helping Our Children Get Organized for the New Year

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Getting and staying organized can help our children succeed in school and juggle all the demands. As 2013 gets under way, here are four ideas for a more organized year. First, Declutter. Be sure there is a logical place for everything and that your children know where things go. Kids are great at putting things away, [...]

Tips for Helping Your Child Succeed in School

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One of the most important things we can do as parents to help our children do well academically, is to provide a healthy, safe and secure home life. When our children know that everything is in order at home, when they know that they are accepted and loved, it is a lot easier for them to [...]

Back to School Prep for Mom

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Hard to believe that summer is ending and it is time to go back to school. There is lots of excitement, but for me there is some sadness also. I will miss the carefree feelings that come with days at the pool and popsicles in the backyard. And I am always sad when the kids [...]

Our Schools Are Weak, Not Our Children

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Here I am sitting at a too-small table with my second grader’s teachers for another Parent-Teacher conference, but this time there is venom in my veins and a quiet rage in my speech.  Once again the focus of this meeting will be on my son’s need to shore up his math skills and pay more [...]