Worrying about a teenage child is par for the course. It’s hard not to worry when teenagers’ moods swing dramatically from one day to the next, when slamming doors is a daily occurrence, and when alcohol is very possibly in the picture.
Like it or not, these are common realities for most teenagers. So what kind of behavior is cause for concern?
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The EDC-based National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform receives special recognition in a new report entitled, “Maturing Investments: Philanthropy and Middle Grades Reform,” released last week by the group Grantmakers in Education. The report calls the Forum “the leading edge of the middle grades movement, a means to put forth and galvanize action Continue reading
Between work and school, afterschool activities and errands, it can be difficult to find the time to sit one-on-one, parent and child, to talk school. Yet keeping in close touch on all school matters – social, emotional and academic – is one of the most important ways to be sure that your child is on track and getting the most out of the academic experience. Kevin Chung, Continue reading
You’ll know your child is a visual learner if he’s frustrated when he can’t “see” concepts or ideas. Or, if it’s easier for him to draw his thinking rather than using words. Visual learners, says Linda Silverman, director of the Gifted Development Center in Colorado, “often take things that were intended to be used in one direction and flip them to see the possibilities Continue reading
Hiring office cleaning duties results in a much cleaner office than what you would be able to maintain on your own. Commercial cleaning companies help businesses follow safety guidelines and requirements mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA. As eco-minded practices flood the nationâEUR(TM)s homes and cities, businesses have been called upon Continue reading
By Tina O’Block
Each year teachers are faced with the daunting task of teaching to a classroom of 20-30 individual students, each with their own learning styles, interests, and abilities. Providing optimal learning for such a diverse group can seem overwhelming. But, there is a simple approach that can be used which will enable all students to succeed, Continue reading
After 35 years as a teacher, child development specialist, and mother of triplets, Betsy Brown Braun has noticed some changes. “It’s not that parenting is different, it’s that we live in a very different world,” she says. Many of the parents she counseled reported feeling overwhelmed by competing theories on child development, the fast pace of life, Continue reading
Are you considering homeschooling your child this school year?
For many families it was never a question. From the time that children were just a dream some families know that they will homeschool. Other parents come to a decision as the kindergarten year approaches for their first child. These parents might feel like their child is not ready to go to school, Continue reading
Growing up, I hated math. I wasn’t “good at it.” I suffered through high school math and in college, I took the bare minimum classes required. Then I became a teacher. Once I started teaching math, I figured out my problem. I had been taught how to solve the equations, but never how math related to everyday life. Even worse, I don’t remember ever being shown Continue reading
Like many Liberian youth, Saah Millimono has lived through the civil conflict and instability that has affected his country for decades. Unable to speak or hear, he expresses his ideas through creative writing. His work is now part of a collection of locally created reading materials that Liberian teachers are using to kindle youth interest in reading.
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