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Choosing a Tutor for Your Child

There are a number of signs that a child needs a tutor. These include difficulty doing homework, poor test grades, unfinished assignments and, of course, frustration, tears and decreased self confidence.

Smile at a Kid Today

What I have found that kids appreciate the most is compliments that have to do with who they are as people. Kids of all ages are secretly so unsure of themselves and live in such a superficial society that a comment made requiring thought and going beyond that superficial layer really resonates with them. Every child I have given a thoughtful compliment to literally has brightened visibly

The College Essay

The college application essay is unsettling to a lot of young people, precisely because it is, fundamentally, a personal essay.

Growing Up Online - The Time of Their Lives

This summer, millions of kids, many of whom you know, attended Camp Interactive. You know the one where they spent hour after hour with electronic devices--computers, video games, MP-3 players, cell phones, television. To some parents, it seems there’s hardly a moment when kids aren’t plugged in.

How Safe are School Buses?

Chris Riley researches the facts behind school bus safety and whether local parents really should be concerned.

The Summer Learning Slide

Students lose over a month of learning in general, and two-and-a-half months of math computation skills each summer, according to Dr. Harris Cooper, Ph.D., psychology professor at Duke University. Can children keep up without squeezing studying into family vacation time?

Does Your Kid Belong on MySpace.com?

The recent uproar about MySpace.com has a familiar feel. On one hand, law enforcement agents have called the website a "smorgasbord for predators." On the other, millions of teens think it’s a cool place to hang out. One thing is certain. MySpace is phenomenally popular with 12-17 year olds, so parents need to pay attention!

A Teacher's Wish List

When University of Illinois graduate student Laurel Smith Tubbs surveyed 500 elementary and high school educators nationwide in 2002, our children’s teachers acknowledged hoping for a wide variety of things. It is enlightening to learn what the top requests teachers would make of their student’s parents -- if given the opportunity -- actually are. While many parents would suspect the obvious requests of extra supplies, revised textbooks or additional classroom aides, it is interesting to note some of the most popular wishes of teachers.
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