Making the Decision to Homeschool

Making the Decision to Homeschool

Deciding whether or not to homeschool your children is not a-walk-in-the-park task. It can be very difficult. You have to contend with such questions as: What about my time? What if my child grows up to be anti-social? What will my child learn? How much does homeschooling cost? How much time will it take? When making the decision to homeschool, consider the following:Time commitment Children can learn faster at home because of the absence of distractions typical in schools. However, time commitm…

Going Back to School

Going Back to School

The end of summer means it’s back to school for kids. You may feel excited that you’ll be seeing your school pals again, have new things for school, see your favorite teacher and learn new things. You may also feel a little sad at the same time because summer is over. However, some of you may feel a little worried about all the “new” things in school: new lessons, new classmates, new teachers, or maybe even a new school. Good thing this “newness” wears off after a while. Find out below what you …

Helping Your Child Adjust to Preschool

Helping Your Child Adjust to Preschool

Preschool is a great place for your child to learn important lessons in life such as following rules, waiting for one’s turn and sharing. Preschool also prepares your child for “actual school”, kindergarten and onwards. However, going to preschool can bring a bit of anxiety for both child and parent. For the child, entering a new environment filled with many unfamiliar faces can cause some degree of anxiety, confusion and fear. For parents, it’s usually mixed emotions on whether the child is rea…

Classsroom Strategies for ADHD

Classsroom Strategies for ADHD

Kids with ADHD should be treated differently in the sense that parents should be more sensitive to their child’s condition. The same way should be followed for kids with ADHD in the classroom. Although they should be treated normally like other kids, teachers should also learn how to handle them more effectively in order to help them develop certain beneficial behaviors. Teachers should learn not to discriminate against kids with ADHD. Although the task may sometimes be quite a challenge, teache…

Surviving The Back To School Blues

Surviving The Back To School Blues

The end of the school break can evoke many emotions. Your child is feeling excited and anxious at facing a new school year with new classmates and new teachers. For parents its what they’ve been waiting for all summer when their children can get out of the house for 8 hours. Make the transition for your children easier and lessen the anxiety they are feeling. Here are some tips for you to help your children get over the back to school blues. Be confident about the coming school year. Seeing you …