September marks the beginning of the new school year and that usually means mayhem after a long, slow summer. Here are some ways to regain a calm house and peace of mind during a time where you need all your wits about you.
Here's how you can get started on the right track with your back-to-school shopping this year so you can avoid turning to high-interest rate credit card debt. Before you head out for back-to-school shopping, take a look at what kinds of supplies you may already have at home.
People shop at thrift stores for many reasons. I hail from Britain, where second-hand clothing was not a source of shame but a way of life. Here in Canada, our family has a limited budget for clothing, preferring to pay for canoe trips and soccer programs. But the best reason for thrift shopping has less to do with how we look -- and everything to do with the lives we touch.
Today, on the cusp of a new school year, I can't wait to be back in the classroom, engrossed by evocative details, fluid sentences, and literary analysis. The darker the outside world seems, the more I want to shut myself in and obsess over thesis statements and comma splices.
Militaries come and go, regimes rise and fall. But the social change that comes from education is irreversible. Every teacher capable of inculcating curiosity in a young mind, every individual who persists in questioning, every student who learns new ideas and spreads them to others, is a menace to the Taliban's plans.
Homework. Everyone hates it: Teachers hate grading it, parents hate supervising it, kids hate doing it. It’s been studied for more t...
As August wanes, and schools open, perhaps we need to prioritize our school supply lists, and realize that the most critical supplies are needed now, and throughout the school year.
As your daughter heads off to school with her pocket full of your first-day advice, remind her to be her sister's keeper, as well. With today's hyper-media connectivity, it is quite safe to say that if there are problems in a girl's life somebody knows something.
Nutrient-rich foods not only fuel those busy bodies and brains, but they also help in the development of teeth and gums! And just as the rest of your body needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to grow healthy, your teeth and gums do, too, to avoid decay, gum disease, plaque, periodontal disease and cavities.
It's almost time to leave summer behind and start to get organized for fall. Going back to school and switching gears to a busy schedule. To make the...
When a child's personality doesn't match up with their teacher's, it can feel like there isn't a connection. But all is not lost! There are many ways you can help your daughter feel more at home in her new classroom.
Ed Gillis wanted to teach his sons about how glaciers are formed, so he took them to the top of New Zealand's Fox Glacier and let them fire questions at a pair of geologists. For eight-year-old Heron Gillis and his brother Sitka, six, the world is their classroom. World schooling can take experiential service learning to the next level.
One of the quickest ways you can upgrade your child's lunch is by making "lateral shifts." That means swapping out traditional, less nutritious lunchbox items for healthy goodies that taste better and give your kids an advantage with their focus and energy. My favorite lunchbox lateral shifts include:
Back to school is the most wonderful time of the year, here at our house. The only thing I dread about back to school, are those awful forms.
It's the day some parents have been looking forward to for weeks. The day when they no longer have to worry about how to keep their children busy and entertained. The day when summer vacation comes to an end and kids finally head back to school.
It is the back-to-school time of the year again and while most parents likely have school-night bedtimes, supplies, uniforms, bus schedules and teachers on their minds some of you are just worrying about your kids' allergies and food sensitivities.