Help Prepare your Child for Preschool

Making the transition from being home to going to preschool can be a hard time for children.  There are some things you can do to help ease that transition. Talk to the teacher about how your child handles change. Visit the classroom before the actual start of classes.  Take pictures to look at with your child after to help familiarize them with the room. Talk … Continue reading Help Prepare your Child for Preschool

7 Styles of Learning

Which style of learning do you fall under? Linguistic Learner- Likes to read, write, tell stories; is good at memorizing;learns best by saying, hearing and seeing words Logical/Mathematical Learner- Likes to do experiments, figure things out, work with numbers, ask questions, explore patterns and relationships; is good at math, reasoning, logic, problem solving; learns best by categorizing, classifying, working with abstract patterns/relationships. Spatial Learner- Likes to … Continue reading 7 Styles of Learning

How to Empower you Children to get to School on Time

It is not your responsibility to get your children out the door on time.  It’s theirs!  Your only contribution is to complete your assigned tasks on time (making their lunch or combing their hair).  As long as you are not hindering your child’s progress in the morning, you can not be blamed if they miss the bus or the carpool.  Once a child realizes that … Continue reading How to Empower you Children to get to School on Time

Thinking about Homeschooling?

Reasons for homeschooling can vary: Your child is not doing well in school and nothing seems to help. Your child is not having a good learning experience and is very unhappy in school. You feel that your child would benefit from spending more time with you. You disagree with the moral or religious teaching (or lack of it) in the school system. There are several … Continue reading Thinking about Homeschooling?

See you in September….

Remember how you felt in September when you were child getting ready for school?  The newness, the excitement.  Were you eager to see your friends again?  Did the excitement wear off by the end of September as you look forward to June again? Recall buying new clothes, new shoes, pencils, erasers, rulers, copybooks with blank pages waiting to be filled. I was always full of … Continue reading See you in September….

Homeschooling: An Option (part 1)

For some, learning is something we are forced to do.  It is a chore- a sentence.  For 12 years we must go to school.  I hear parents say to little ones, “Get used to it.” Yet, a “grin and bear it” attitude takes away from learning.  Most of us believe that learning should be fun; that learning is growing; that each year should be like kindergarden- lots … Continue reading Homeschooling: An Option (part 1)

Considering Going Back to School?

Consider these things: A day school program is likely to be more intense than an evening continuing education program. Find out the percentage of students in the program in which you are applying who are also holding full time jobs or returning to school.  This will give an indication of the amount of support offered for the special needs of these types of students. Some programs have … Continue reading Considering Going Back to School?

Finding a New School

When it’s time to think about finding new schools for the children.  Knowing what you expect and want from a school is crucial to satisfying your children’s needs.  Visit and gather information about the area schools.  Remember visits should be exchange of information rather than an “interview”.  The following suggestions will help with your search. Meet the Principle What is his/her philosophy about education? What is … Continue reading Finding a New School

Moms to Moms: Going Back to School

After having our first child, my husband encouraged me to go back to school.  He wanted me to have a marketable skill in case anything ever happened to him.  He also felt that the burden of being the sole provider would be lessened if I chose a career that had part-time options.  I decided on a two year, full-time nursing program at a local community college. There … Continue reading Moms to Moms: Going Back to School