Learning

Teaching Children the Value of Money

It‰Ûªs never too early to begin teaching children about money,‰Û said Matt Wegner, certified financial counselor (www.financialexcellence.net). ‰ÛÏAs early as three or four years old, kids are able to learn some basic concepts that will prepare ...

Household Chores for Kids and Toddlers

When my son was about 1 å_ years old I told him to pick up a piece of paper and throw it in the garbage. To my amazement, he did that. It was one of my first wake up calls that children, even young toddlers, understand way more than we give them ...

Math Madness Tips to Help Kids Improve Math Skills

Math, it‰Ûªs a four letter word that makes sweat break out on the palms of students in every grade level. I am lucky, I have one daughter that loves math. It is her favorite subject, but my other daughter considers it a cruel form of torture. ...

Teachers Favorite Books for Middle School

Looking to find a great story for your middle schooler? The reading teachers at Arts IMPACT Middle School in Columbus, Ohio have put together a list of their students‰Ûª favorite books. Bad Boy: A Memoir, by Walter D. Myers Bud, Not Buddy, by ...

The Why’s and How’s of Teaching Good Manners

My mother always said, ‰ÛÏIf you have nothing nice to say, don‰Ûªt say anything at all.‰Û I find myself using this same phrase. The other common phrase I find myself using is ‰ÛÏtreat others like you want to be treated.‰Û But how do we get our ...

Toddler Learning Time is Fun Family Time

Those toddling tots pulling on your leg and trying your patience while getting you to smile are like sponges, absorbing everything they see, touch, hear and taste. Take advantage of their growing mind and use this time to begin their education. ...

8 Ways to Teach Your Child Values

Values, to understand how to teach our children values, we need to know what the word means. According to Websters.com, the sociological definition of values is “the ideals, customs, institutions, etc., of a society toward which the people of the ...

Parenting a Gifted Child? You aren’t alone.

Does your child have some extra smarts? While its fun to brag and easy to be proud of that high IQ, being the parent of a gifted child has its own set of challenges. Laura of New Hampshire knows better than most. All four of her children are ...

10 Tips for Homework Success

Back-to-school time means homework has begun. Below are a few ideas to keep your child, and yourself on track. Show interest in your child’s school work and review homework assignments. Research has shown that parental involvement increases ...

10 Manners Worth Focusing On

Good manners can get you far in life. But teaching our children how to have manners, and which manners to focus on, can be a challenge. We have compiled a list of some of the top behaviors that can make a difference in a well-polished demeanor. ...