I recently received a phone call from a parent; she was confused and concerned regarding a shift in her ten-year-old son’s approach to his schoolwork. This, unfortunately, is a common occurrence in the world of tutoring. Many children begin their academic careers with passion and promise, only to show signs of hesitancy, and even apathy, as they near the end of elementary school. Parents are left wondering, “What happened?”
In today’s column, guest columnist Evan Quinones shares what he has learned about the Gogos. As Evan notes, “Being a grandmother in Swaziland is very different from being a grandmother in the United States!”
I’ve found that for young elementary schoolers, parental attitudes and training will set the stage for their success for years to come. Here are the tips and tricks that have worked for my family and me:
Why then is so much of it returned home uneaten or half-eaten? It doesn’t have to be. You can reduce the amount of wasted food in your preschooler’s lunch box by shifting your mindset with these tips:
With summer coming to a close and the beginning of a new school year looming, it is the perfect time for parents to reflect on our hopes for our children in this coming year. We likely all want our kids, no matter their age, to try new things, deepen current friendships and create new ones, and develop skills and talents.
You can face the questions of “which supplies to buy” and “what supplies your child really needs” with confidence. Here are some back to school tips and tricks to help start your student off to a successful year.
A new school year brings promise. In an effort to nurture the enthusiasm, I have a few strategies to help your children get through homework quickly, and hopefully, painlessly for you!
Sometimes we adults forget just how big and intimidating the world is for children. Starting a new project or going to a place we’ve never been before isn’t scary to us. However, the thought can leave some children petrified.