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Volunteering: Good for the student, the teacher and the parent

From popping popcorn to making bulletin boards, from shelving books to making photocopies, there are many ways to volunteer in and out of the classroom. Volunteering has many faces and benefits the student, the teacher and the parent.

Raising Gifted

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) says, “Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10 percent or rarer) in one or more domains. Domains include any structured area of activity with its own symbol system (e.g., mathematics, music, language) and/or set of sensorimotor skills (e.g., painting, dance, sports).”

Applying for College, Year by Year

Graduation is just four short years away for your child who just entered high school, and you may be wondering what you can do now to help your student get into college. Starting preparations early is important, so don’t put everything off until the senior year when it may be too late to get into your child’s top schools.

Homework Help

Let’s face it—most kids don’t LOVE homework, and who can blame them? I know I don’t want to come home and do more work after clocking in an 8-hour day. But it is a fact that they will have to do homework to make it through their schooling career.

Classroom Confidential

Paving the road to a successful school year involves planning ahead, building relationships and maintaining a positive attitude. Your leadership in establishing these things will influence your child’s attitude, confidence and performance, both academically and socially.

Managing After School Madness

Follow these great tips from parents and parenting experts.

Saying Good-bye: Surviving the first big drop-offs!

It’s the first day of school for your little one and time to prepare for that first big drop-off and good-bye! Maybe it’s the first day at daycare, preschool or even kindergarten, and wherever it is, for you and your little one it is a big transition.

Back to School Traditions

Summer’s end brings big changes, and traditions are a fun way to ease the transition back to school. Here are a few of our favorites.

10 Tips to Rock the School Year!

It’s August—summer is over, and it’s time for school again. Whether your little one is starting kindergarten, or your big one is starting the senior year of high school, the beginning of the school year can be stressful. Here are 10 ways to rock the school year.

Turn Your Child into a Summer Bookworm

There are many fun and encouraging ways to get them interested in reading without nagging and bribing. Here a few ways to turn your child into a summer bookworm.
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