You know your child's true personality. Deep down, you know if they're a bully or testing boundaries. Be the person your kid wants you to be, so your kid can be the person you want them to be.
Lunch is the most important meal of the day to keep our kids full and focused until that final bell rings. Don't make the afternoon harder on them! Pack a nutritious lunch and they'll be well on their way to a productive day.
Photo organization projects are the most thought-about, yet most procrastinated projects many people encounter. How do you tackle this assignment? Here's one strategy.
I hated high school. Just like my daughter, I was shy, self-critical, approval-seeking and incredibly sensitive. She has all of these qualities, and on top of that, she's battling nausea, extreme fatigue and stomach pain due to her oral chemotherapy medication and her anti-rejection medication.
Last week, I shared a TED-Ed animated riddle with my students. In less than four minutes, the whimsical video lays out in the simplest of terms a zombie-themed version of a classic type of logic puzzle
On one hand, I want to be excited for my son. I want him tackle obstacles on his own. I want him to learn from others what I'm unable to teach him. I want him to be independent and have life experiences that don't always include me -- I really do. But on the other hand, I want him to need me forever.
Are you getting enough sleep? The CDC recommends that adults get at least 7-8 hours of sleep, while school-age children get at least 10 hours of sleep each night. Here are some things you can work on during the day that will help you or your child get a better night's sleep.
Whether your kid is heading to school toting a brand-new device or is already a cell-phone pro, it's important to make sure everyone is on the same page about what "responsible use" means.
Now that Labor Day is over and gone, America's in full back-to-school mode. I've been loving my Facebook feed this morning, filled with friends' photo...
I really just want you to know what I hope you already know -- that you make an immense impact on the person my child is growing up to be. And she notices that. And so do we.
Summer is also over for teachers and school leaders, who face controversies over testing, teacher evaluation, and even the academic standards used to guide their work. Add to this a presidential campaign that's bound to stir up the politics of what we teach our kids and how we teach it, and you've got fuel to burn. Let's try to shed some light on a few of the issues that seem to generate the most heat.
I have discovered that parenting is not a one-size-fits-all concept. It's a fluid dance full of give and take. For me, parenting requires humility, honesty and a willingness to admit when I am wrong and say I'm sorry.
Whether you're heading to college, packing off your kids or just remembering the campus craziness of your youth, it's the right time of year for a little movie nostalgia.
I don't know how it happens exactly. Fully present in the everyday, watching as shoe sizes change and hair grows longer, and bodies stretch and teeth are lost and come again, but time still sneaks up and bites.
Dreaming about all of the extra hours you'll have with the kids back in school? Determined to get on top of your to-do list and have space in your day to do more of what you really want to be doing?
It's back to school time. Unfortunately, our society "gears up" without preparing properly, focusing on complicated lists of school supplies and expensive outfits. As an educator and father, I wish students also outfitted themselves intellectually and spiritually for their educational adventures.