Education


Can I Make My Child Smarter? 6 Common Parenting Myths Education

Can I Make My Child Smarter? 6 Common Parenting Myths Guest Post We as parents want the best for our children. We want to raise a generation of healthy, intelligent, society-contributing individuals that can make a difference in the world. In order to do so, we read parenting books, download the brain development apps, feed our kids the best money can buy, and quickly buy...

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5 Smart Questions to Ask During Parent Teacher Conference Education

5 Smart Questions to Ask During Parent Teacher Conference Parent Teacher Conference. When that moment arrives, I’m always a ball of nerves. As a parent, I love to hear about my children’s successes. I already know they’re wonderful, but I also know that they’re perfectly imperfect human beings. So as much as I know I should be embracing the opportunity to help them embrace and...

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Top 10 Books for Halloween to help Early Readers Education

Top 10 Books for Halloween to help Early Readers The post contains affiliate links. Halloween is one of the best holidays to get your kids excited about reading, especially those early readers who are just learning their letters, sight words and sounds. There are so many fun books for Halloween available that will get your kids in the Halloween spirit and it’s such a great...

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15 Kids Apps for Learning Disabilities Education

15 Kids Apps for Learning Disabilities We’re guest posting about wonderful apps for learning for kids who struggle with learning challenges on Sunshine and Hurricanes. Since I began working with children more than 20 years ago, the number of children with learning challenges and learning disabilities has not only increased, but the issues they face have become harder to remedy. Luckily, with all the amazing...

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The Best Hands-on Play Dough Activities to Build Fine Motor Education

The Best Hands-on Play Dough Activities to Build Fine Motor This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I am probably biased, but I have the two cutest grandsons in the world and whenever they are at my house, we love getting our hands dirty with play dough. By the time we are done, we not only have great dinosaur and superhero masterpieces, we also...

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10 Amazing After School Snack Ideas Education

10 Amazing After School Snack Ideas By Whitney Hollingshead Summer is quickly coming to an end and back to school is on the horizon. As you plan for the coming school year, don’t forget to prepare a plan for after school snacks. Odds are you will soon be searching for some quick, tasty, and yet relatively healthy snacks to tide your hungry kids over until dinner...

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15 Important Phrases You Should Say to Avoid Homework Meltdowns with Your Anxious Child Education

Parent Phrases to Avoid Homework Meltdowns with Anxious Child If you have a child in school, you don’t need a study to tell you that your child gets too much homework. Whether you’re trudging through times table worksheets and book reports with your elementary aged children or begging your high schooler to do that forty problem algebra assignment, five page essay, and read the twenty pages...

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Back to Basics with Back to School Goals Education

Back to Basics with Back to School Goals  By Alyssa Craig The summer has flown by and the beginning of the school year is right around the corner. This is a great time to get your family together and make some back to school goals. Your goals can cover everything from healthy eating, to getting homework done, to setting financial goals individually and as a...

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How to Keep Kids Quiet in Class – Sensory Activities Education

How to Keep Kids Quiet in Class – Sensory Activities We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about getting kids ready for back to school with sensory activities to keep children quiet in the classroom. The right, but surprisingly “wrong” types of activities are helping children to stay focused and attentive in school. Teachers are now using these types of activities...

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7 Ways to Reduce Student Anxiety During Timed Tests Education

Help with Anxiety during Test-Taking As parents, we may know a little thing or two about test-taking when we were younger and all the anxiety that comes with it. I can’t think of anyone who didn’t feel jittery or anxious the day of a major test, especially those that determined a grade, placement or entry into a major school or university. So, it is no surprise...

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