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Nearly Two-Thirds of Children Have Been Bullied in Past Month, Resources Included to Help Your Child

When I was in school I used to be bullied and picked on. I don't think any of us haven't been there. I used to hate it! It certainly didn't make school any easier. Thankfully I was a bookworm who cared only about my studies, but still to this day I think about how being… Continue reading Nearly Two-Thirds of Children Have Been Bullied in Past Month, Resources Included to Help Your Child

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10 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences

Although the school year has just begun parent-teacher conferences are quickly approaching. One of the perpetual complaints you hear from parents and teachers when a child is struggling is a disconnect between one other. When a child is having problems in school parents tend to blame teachers and teachers blame parents, but these problems can… Continue reading 10 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Packing a Healthy School Lunch from Disney FamilyFun

The nice people over at Disney FamilyFun have offered up some really great tips about packing healthy lunches and since I know making school lunch nutritious and fun to eat is a challenge I'm happy to share these creative ideas. Use A Bento Box: Japanese-style bento boxes and their nesting compartments are perfect for kid-size… Continue reading Packing a Healthy School Lunch from Disney FamilyFun

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Back-to-School Backpack Safety Tips

Back-to-School is in full swing and not only are school supplies surely on your list of priorities, but your child's backpack and backpack safety should be as well. Dr. Sheeraz A. Qureshi, M.D., M.B.A., Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City suggests that parents consider function… Continue reading Back-to-School Backpack Safety Tips

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School District OKs Tracking Devices for Students

The ACLU has criticized a Rhode Island school district for introducing a pilot program that will put GPS trackers on two school buses and computer chips on students' backpacks. In the program, 80 children will attach radio frequency identification chips, or RFID chips, to their backpacks. The school district believes the tracking devices will help… Continue reading School District OKs Tracking Devices for Students

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Overweight Children Lose Weight Eating Peanuts

A new study published in the December issue of Pediatrics says overweight adolescents between the ages of 10-15 can lose a considerable of weight if they substitute the high calorie, low nutrient snacks they typically eat with peanuts or peanut butter along with a fruit or vegetable.   The study, "Weight Loss in Overweight Mexican… Continue reading Overweight Children Lose Weight Eating Peanuts

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How to Ace a Parent-Teacher Conference

(Mom Logic) Educator and Mother of three gives us Cliffs Notes on how to make the grade.Most parents hate it. Teachers dread it. Why are parent/teacher conferences so uncomfortable? Teachers complain that parents are unprepared and talk about nothing. Parents complain they feel rushed. Lucille Kurtz, a Mother of three and teacher for more than… Continue reading How to Ace a Parent-Teacher Conference

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Year-round Schools Fail to Deliver

While school districts around the country are clamoring to alleviate school overcrowding and raise test scores with year-round calendars, researchers are continuing to find that the traditional nine-month model fares equally with 12-month academic calendar models.With year-round schools, the actual days of learning are no more than the traditional schedule. Each model allots 180 days… Continue reading Year-round Schools Fail to Deliver