Like I mentioned earlier this month, I'm all about getting people unusual and unique gifts for birthdays and the holidays. If the gift in question is also an educational item or one that will help my brood earn a living when they get older - double score! Here's one such item that covers all those bases and more - the PXS-14 Beginners Lock Pick Set! For years, SouthOrd has been known for their … [Read more...] about Gifts for Him: The SouthOrd PXS 14 Beginners Lock Pick Set from Lock Pick World
Under the Education category you will find information that relates to educating our children - and ourselves. Ways to help them deal with transitioning from elementary to middle, or middle to high school. Working with your child's teachers to develop an IEP that works for your child and much more!
It is so easy to treat our children as if they are born with a fixed mental ability, and that there is nothing we can do about it. Easy—and wrong! Our genetic inheritance only partly determines our level of achievement. At least as much is the product of our experience, especially their childhood experience. See how you can help raise children with brighter minds. Relationships Matter The most … [Read more...] about The Science of Smart: Ways Parents Can Raise Children with Brighter Minds
There are many colleges and universities located in Richmond, the capital of Virginia, and several are located within walking distance of some remarkable attractions and historical sites. Over 400 years of history make living in Richmond an amazing opportunity for your college student. Virginia Commonwealth University is ranked 4th in the state according to the 2016 University Web Rankings and … [Read more...] about Find The Best Off-Campus Housing in Richmond
As the mom of teenagers, this is a topic I've had to deal with already even though I wasn't all that keen on it to be honest. Much as they hated it, I sat down with the boys and had a frank discussion about this with them and thought I would share some pointers with you as well! When you have unprotected sex, regardless of whether it was intentional or not, you may want to act fast to … [Read more...] about Emergency Contraception Explained
We are heading full speed ahead into prom season - and some of you may have already had your senior prom. Here at Life in a House, we're big on educating, informing, and keeping our kids safe so they can grow up to be amazing adults with bills and a mortgage just like mom and dad! Seriously though, I'm reaching out to my readers about an upcoming article - possibly a series of articles - … [Read more...] about Prom Season – Are You Going to Be a Statistic?
Apart from parental care, attention, and education, your child’s growth is often dependent on a few factors. One of these is sporting or physical activities. Sporting activities are healthy for child development, not just for the exercise. It can give them something to take pride in, fosters teamwork, and gives children and parents something to bond over. In fact, there is scientific evidence … [Read more...] about The Role of Sports in the Development of Healthy Children
Like it or not, children learn a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic in school. One major side effect of attending a traditional school is that students learn from each other. This can range from opinions about certain things to how to treat others. Simply to fit in, some students may pick on others that are deemed "different." Online homeschooling gives parents the chance to save … [Read more...] about The Anti-Bullying Effect of Homeschooling
Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over and you've unwrapped your new tablet or iPad, the question for most parents is to find an app that will not only educate their children but keep them entertained as well. For us adults, we want something that will hold our attention as well and help to strengthen our minds. Brains - A Trivia Adventure is just such a game that trivia-loving kids … [Read more...] about Brains – A Trivia Adventure for Young and Old Alike
Home Education for Older Kids, Do They Do Better in College? In recent years the online homeschooling movement has gained massive momentum. It used to be that online education meant tougher admissions, tougher times meeting performance goals, and not to mention culture shock in college. However, times have changed. Today, those children who are prodigies of home education now can look forward … [Read more...] about Home Education for Older Kids, Do They Do Better in College?
This is a sponsored post written on behalf of the #ListenHear public initiative by EPIC Hearing Healthcare via Sverve and Havas Public Relations. All opinions stated are my own. Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live in silence? To lose your hearing? It is something that I worry about every time I walk by my boys with their ear buds in and the music so loud that I can hear it … [Read more...] about Does Your Family Have Hearing Insurance? Important Information Your Family Needs to Know Now
Labor Day is around the corner, and for most families, that heralds the unofficial beginning of autumn. The temperatures will soon change, the leaves will be showing their vibrant colors, and the school buses will be tying up traffic once again. Many have already made the transition from summer fun and relaxed schedules to the endless list of things to do, adjustments to make, places to be, … [Read more...] about Top 4 Tips to Help Your Child #FallBackToSchool Easily
If you’re anything like me, the idea of learning a new skill or getting a new qualification at the same time as juggling the rest of my life is about as likely as pigs flying. Sure, it would be lovely to do a photography class or learn Spanish; but does anyone actually have the time? One way people are managing to fit studying around their busy schedules is by signing up for online … [Read more...] about How to Fit Studying Around a Busy Life