Schools out but studies are not!

School may be out, but it doesn’t mean kids should not be doing some summer reading. Have them read about things they love, funny humorous texts, and even books they may have read before. It is easy to find lists from your local library of titles that are popular at each grade level for kids in the summer. Get elementary …

Tips for college bound seniors

Calling All Incoming High School Seniors! Prep4CollegeNow.com has great tips for college bound seniors. "Summer break is the perfect time to get a head start on your college applications…. Below is a list of (their) suggestions: 1. Finalize the list of colleges to which you wish to apply. 2. Start writing your college essays. 3. Complete as many college applications …

Advice for parents

Is praise the best way to react to children’s successes? This article by Naomi Aldort is right in line with what Marshall Rosenberg teaches about non-violent communication skills.There are often more helpful and authentic responses than praise. It is worth considering when interacting with your child about accomplishments.Check out this link to read the article. It is worth the time. …

Wisdom for parents

Here is some wisdom for parents in a meme from GentleParenting.com. Be sure to give kids time to structure their own play and activities over the summer, without SCREENS or organized events. This develops problem-solving, creative thinking, and independence.

Plays is child’s learning/”work!”

Plays is child’s learning/"work!" This article from Homeschool News underscores the key to how young children learn best. It is worth the time to read. http://www.homeeddirectory.com/blog/learning-through-play

9TH GRADE–FRESHMAN TIPS

Do you have a student entering high school next year? Here is some wonderful advice from Presp4CollegeNow.com for those kids to help them make the MOST of this summer before high school." Even learning to cook is a valuable life skill. 9TH GRADE–FRESHMAN TIPS: Use your summer wisely. Use your summers to do something worthwhile. It can be almost anything, …

Benefits of Dyslexia

New findings show that there are actually some benefits to those with dyslexia, as compared to normal learners. These folks are wired differently neurologically, and not all of that is as negative as people seem to think. I think you will agree if you read this article by dyslexic specialist Hannah Mac Lellen. http://www.homeeddirectory.com/blog/benefits-dyslexia%E2%80%A8

How to choose your college?

If you are one of the lucky families who who has a student who has been accepted to more than one college, how do you make a final choice? This article includes how to analyze important factors such as: Tuition and Base Cost Number of Year Required for Degree Soft Costs: Location, Transportation for Holiday Trips, Summer Storage What does …