1. Social Media in Middle School: Part II

    We are back with part 2 in our series on middle schoolers and social media. While parents of this generation didn’t have the option to be constantly connected, many middle schoolers today have their own smartphones, have social media they can check on all day, and have a very different social experience. Parents may feel they don’t know how to lay ground rules regarding social media because th…Read More

  2. Social Media and Middle School: Part 1

    Every generation has its struggles, those things that parents and kids never seem to agree on, and the experts weigh in on frequently. Middle schoolers of today have to contend with the constant prevalence of social media, and the constant tension that might exist with their parents and teachers. Social media has brought a whole new level of connectedness to our children, and they can always see w…Read More

  3. Get The Most Out of Your Next Parent Teacher Conference

    Fall is in the air, and that means parent teacher conferences are on the horizon. These meetings are a great time to check in with your child’s teacher (or teachers) and express any concerns, or ask any questions you may have. While teachers are open to communication all throughout the year, parent teacher conferences are a great time to have a face to face meeting and convey things that could b…Read More

  4. Back to School!

    Summer is winding down and school is right around the corner. For many families this is a busy time of year as vacations are taken, sports are starting, and the summer schedule is about to come to an end. Getting prepared for the start of a new school year can help you be more organized, less stressed, and give your kids a great beginning! Sleep Schedule Chances are, your kid’s summer routine lo…Read More

  5. The Importance of a Healthy Breakfast

    A nutritious diet is incredibly important, especially for school-aged children. Getting the right nutrients sets kids up for a great day of school, and can assist in learning. But getting those healthy meals in your kids can be a challenge, especially for busy moms and dads during the school year. If you are running out of ideas for healthy breakfasts, read on for some great tips! Feed your childr…Read More

  6. Keep Your Kids Reading This Summer!

    Known as the summer slump, or the summer slide, kids can lose a lot of reading ground during the summer months when they are out of school. If your child has made great progress in reading this school year, don’t let them fall back during the summer. Your child doesn’t need to go to summer school to keep up with their reading, but it is important to help them keep reading a focus during a summ…Read More

  7. School’s Out for Summer: Don’t Stop Learning!

    As summer approaches, both parents and students are able to enjoy the sunny days, warm nights, and a more relaxed schedule. Even if your kids are not in school, you still want them learning and exploring, and summertime is the perfect time to explore the outdoors and continue learning. Consider what fun activities you can add in this summer to expand your child’s mind and keep them entertained. …Read More

  8. Clearing the Air: Common Myths About Charter Schools

    If you have been researching school options, you may have come across charter schools and questioned if they would be a good place for your child. There are many myths about charter schools that should be addressed, to help you make a well-informed choice. If you have heard that charter schools are too expensive, only for the rich, or only for academic achievers, read on to dispel these myths and …Read More

  9. Strengthening Communication With Your Teen

    Entering the years as a teenager is confusing and often difficult as a kid. Even moreso, learning to parent this seemingly new individual who’s living under your roof can be equally as difficult. There are multiple resources out there for parenting, but there is no directory to reference when it comes to parenting a teen. Though you may not have direct answers to solve the problem, there are a f…Read More

  10. Connecting With Your Teen

    An all too familiar world is that of a teenager. Learning social and academic skills while trying to deal with hormonal changes is something few of us would go back to, no matter the payout. Perhaps an even more difficult aspect of the teenage world, is being the parent of one. You don’t need to wait long after mentioning the age of your child for the comments to start. Too often, parents will l…Read More