The increasing cost of a college education and the struggle to pay for those four years are clearly not slowing down the number of college applicants. On the contrary, the competition for a spot in selective colleges is very high, making the college application process quite stressful for both parents and students. So, why not get an early head start?
How to make math + girls = cool.
When it comes to homework, how much is too much? That’s one of the questions raised in a recent New York Times piece, “The Trouble with Homework,” which ponders why U.S. students rank lower than many of their international counterparts when it comes to math, reading and science despite the fact that U.S. kids are loaded down with more homework now than ever.
Monica Ballenilla is a single mom raising three children, a sixth, tenth and twelfth grader, in Washington Heights, a low income area of New York City. When I asked her if parents should be held accountable for their kids’ performance in school, she didn’t miss a beat – oh yes they should. “Trust me, I’ve seen cases where parents don’t get involved in anything with their kids and I think that’s totally wrong,” she told me. “That’s a wrong call.”
Our kids need gym, and more exercise outside of school, to do their best work
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Some children are born with natural math ability, while others aren't, a new study contends. Johns Hopkins University researchers tested the "number sense" of 200 preschool children whose average age was 4.
A hurried kid does not a happy kid make. Plus, overscheduling can actually take a health toll on kids. Here's how to tell if your child is overbooked -- along with solutions for keeping him and the family stress-free
Your average elementary- and middle-schooler has to wake up around 6:30 to catch a bus, spends a full day in school, participates in at least one after-school activity, gets home around five and has homework to do before bed, which is why sleep is so important for school-age kids and teens.
he better. In fact, children who begin to learn a second language before the age of six or seven are more able to speak the new language like a native speaker than kids who didn't start until after the ages of six or seven. But how young is "too young?"
On October 6, millions of people across the globe will participate in Jumpstart's Read for the Record -- reading events and "pajama parties" to stand up for children as part of th
When I first heard another mom refer to certain bake-sale treats as “working-mom cookies” I was intrigued. Then I looked at the table. Ah, there they are. The slice-and-bake dough from the supermarket with a mini-peanut butter cup pressed into the middle. I don't know if the mom who made that comment worked outside the home and was being self-deprecating, or stayed home working to raise her family and was unimpressed with this effort. I didn't want to know. As for the kids, turns out they prefer cookies with candy on top to chocolate gingerbread made from scratch with fresh grated ginger. (I grated ginger, and one of my knuckles, for nothing.)
No need to feel guilty about screen time when your kids are learning to read, thanks to one of these great apps!
I’ll do just about anything to help my kids succeed -- we have a massive library of engaging books, computer games that make math and letter recognition thrilling, and a jam-packed schedule of enriching extracurriculars to foster their creativity and physical development. And that’s on top of all the learning that my four-year-old is already doing in preschool.
Hearing about a child getting picked on at school is heartbreaking. Here's what you can do to stop bullying
A not so stellar report card could be the result of something other than a learning disorder