Making Math Meaningful for Teens: Practical Homeschool Advice
Spending time with teens to make math relevant to them now can help them build strong math competencies to achieve success later. So how can parents engage their teens in math-focused activities that both can enjoy? Here are tips to help you capture your teen’s interest and make math meaningful in many ways, through encouragement, entertainment and empowerment.
Is Your Teen Ready for a Part Time Job?
Is Your Teen Ready for a Part Time Job? | There are a lot of benefits for teens that hold a part time job. Ask yourself these 5 questions first.
10 Tips to Get Kids Outside and Active
Summer is here and it’s a great time for families with children to spend time outdoors and together. The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC), a nonprofit organization providing mental health and special education services to children ages 5-14 in the greater Washington, DC area, offers tips to help families.
6 Reasons Why You Should Stop Feeding Your Kids “Kid Food”
“Most food is kid-friendly. Kids just need to learn how to eat it,” says Dr. Nimali Fernando, a Fredericksburg, Virginia-based pediatrician who founded The Doctor Yum Project. “Kids who are taught healthy eating habits, which include eating a variety of healthy foods, will be far better off now and in the long run. They will be learning healthy habits that will last a lifetime.”
Activities to Encourage Creativeness in Children
It is true that all children have the potential to be creative in his or her own aspect. However, this particular potential that they come with may get stifled if their creativity is not properly nurtured and stimulated.There are several activities for kids which will help to develop a sense of creativity in your children.
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The Four Components of Really Good Writing
This is a guest post by Jennifer Courtney. Is our entire civilization in danger because of our impoverished language? Is text speak a sign that we are losing the ability to construct and communicate complex ideas through written language? In a philosophy class, I led a group of high school students to come up with…
How to Get Scholarships to Ivy League Schools
This is a guest post by Elizabeth Hartley. College tuition has increased almost 500% over the last twenty years, causing many families to conclude that a college degree is out of reach. While the sticker shock can be intimidating at first, there are many ways to approach the process strategically and intentionally so that the…
3 Sanity-Saving Strategies for Homeschooling With Toddlers
Let’s take a look at the best ways to be a great parent for your toddler, while still devoting a good portion of your day to teach and train older kids at home. Do you get nervous when it gets really quiet around your house? Do you have to put markers, glue, and other…
Your Homeschool Toolbox
A Toolbox of Strategies to Balance Home Life, Home School, and Home Business Time is our most priceless resource. It’s the one thing we can’t get any more of. No one will ever have more than twenty-four hours in a day . . . but some people use their time much more efficiently and effectively…
16 Mistakes Weary Homeschool Moms Make
The baby will not stop crying,your toddler is fighting with the preschooler, your second-grader refuses to work on anything without you, the fourth-grader asked permission to go to the bathroom an hour ago, you’re late getting your sixth-grader to dance class, and your husband wants to know what’s for dinner. These are the days…