I have talked with my teen for the past three months about high school. At least once a week, we would talk about what would be expected of him, how whatever he did in high school would appear on his permanent transcript for future jobs and college to review if they choose to. How this was "real life" and the fact that I wanted him to do his best and not eff it up. The ADHD Teenager and … [Read more...] about The ADHD Teenager and Homework
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!
I know that I'm going to get an additional list of school supplies that the boys' need the first week of school. That is just a given, as individual teachers require additional items for their classrooms that are not on the standard list that comes out from the school itself. High school however, is going to kill me. Jonathan brought home his algebra syllabus the other day - AAA batteries, … [Read more...] about Algebra Concepts and the TI-84 Calculator are Going to Kill Me
Let's face it, making the transition from elementary to middle school can be downright terrifying for some children. It can also be a terrifying time for parents as well. We wonder if they are ready, if they are going to have any problems making new friends, how they are going to handle changing classes, the extra homework. Take a deep breath, parents, and check out our tips below on how … [Read more...] about From Elementary to Middle School: Transition with Ease
Tax-Free Holidays for back-to-school shoppers can save you a pretty penny with anywhere from a 4 to 7 percent savings on supplies and clothing! Why Should I Shop Now? If you have multiple children, or a long list of school supplies you need, then you know that being able to save 4 to 7% off your school supplies adds up, quick! In the United States, these tax-free holidays usually take … [Read more...] about Tax-Free Holidays for 2014
Go Back-to-School with Order Out of Chaos! Join Us for a New Webinar Life in a House of Testosterone loves Order Out of Chaos! I found a kindred spirit in Leslie Josel, a mother whose son was diagnosed with ADD, Executive Dysfunction and some learning issues in kindergarten - not unlike my experiences with my own son on his first day at kindergarten. We have had the opportunity to review her … [Read more...] about Go Back-to-School with Order Out of Chaos!
Are you ready for whatever Mother Nature might dish out? According to a recent survey from the folks at Ready.gov show that nearly 60% of respondents do NOT have a household emergency plan with instructions for household members about where to go and what to do in the event of a disaster. Every year, Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th. … [Read more...] about Hurricane Preparedness – Help Protect Your Family Before a Natural Disaster with These Simple Steps from our Friends at Ready.gov
Children catch on to technology easily. A study by Common Sense Media showed that nearly 75 percent of the children under eight in the U.S. have access to and have used a smart phone or tablet. With such a versatile tool in their hands, turning it into an educational device becomes natural. These suggestions will get you thinking about how to use the power of your mobile devices to augment your … [Read more...] about Mobile Devices are the New Learning Tools
Science projects are a great way to get involved in your child's learning. School teaches your children the basics, but it is up to you to show them how what they learn is relevant to their lives. The following projects are fun and easy to do at home. Lightning Between Your Teeth Teach your kids how friction creates lightning with this easy experiment. All you need is a roll of wintergreen … [Read more...] about Science Activities Great for Teaching Your Kids
Although a father and son relationship should be based on love and respect, a child learns to be an adult mostly through the paternal figure in the household. Here are five useful teaching tips for fathers as their sons embark on that confusing and challenging journey known as adolescence. Driving Nothing is more exhilarating to a teenager than the freedom of being on the open road. Learning to … [Read more...] about 5 Things Every Father Should Teach Their Son
I absolutely LOVE IT when I come across articles - written by other moms - that agree with something that I have written concerning ADD or ADHD. If you have a child who is unique in their learning styles, then you know that doing homework is going to come with challenges as well. A great article today entitled Kids and their Homework Styles | RichmondMom.com talks about just that! Give it a … [Read more...] about Kids and their Homework Styles
The solution to the problem of cyberbullying may be even more elusive than the solution to bullying in general. No parent wants his or her child to be subjected to torment, but the rapid adoption of smartphones, social networking and the necessity of an online presence for even adolescents make protecting children exceedingly difficult. In the face of such challenges, parents can only do their … [Read more...] about Cyberbullying: How to Deal With an Escalating Trend
For our readers who live in the Mechanicsville, VA area, the Atlee Station Family YMCA is holding its annual Bright Beginnings event on Thursday, August 1, 2013.Atlee Station Family YMCA on FacebookIf you have registered to participate in the program, you need to have your child at the Atlee Station Family YMCA at 4:45 p.m. to sign up your child to ride the bus. They will then be transported to … [Read more...] about Atlee Station YMCA Bright Beginnings Program