These blog posts are perfect for students of all ages - and their parents! Read about study tips, parenting, time management, and more.
Study.com talked to University of South Carolina Department of Educational Studies Assistant Professor Melissa Duffy about how to best prepare students for a return to school.
Are you planning to start homeschooling your children for the first time this year? This blog post is a great resource for helping you understand which steps you should take to prepare.
The new year is a great time to make changes. This blog post explains why you should use this new year to refresh your household's homework routine, and how you can do it successfully.
Are you looking for a way to motivate your kids to try harder in school? One of the best ways to do so is to create some educational New Year's resolutions. This blog post shows you how.
Are you a parent of an elementary schooler looking for a way to turn your child's excitement about the holidays into enthusiasm for learning this winter? This blog post offers unique ideas for including education in your kid's winter.
Check out this blog post for six fun and exciting activities you can do with elementary-age children in the home or classroom to help encourage feelings of gratitude over the Thanksgiving season.
Are you worried that your child is going to lose focus in the lead-up to this year's holiday season and start doing poorly in school? This blog post offers solutions you can implement to make sure he or she stays on track.
As parents and educators, one of the best things we can do to understand the way children develop is to dig into the scientific literature. This blog post explains one 2015 study that has significant relevance about how a child's early life can impact their adulthood.
If you want to take your child's education to the next level, making goals is an effective way to get the absolute most out of learning. This blog post offers a guide for how to set educational goals for your child.
You may not have heard of coercive schooling before. But chances are, you—and almost everyone you know—received an education through coercive schooling. This post explores how coercive schooling can deprive children of necessary play time and threaten their mental health.
Homeschooling in the United States has grown to include roughly two million students, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Throughout the years, a diverse group of parents have chosen this educational alternative for their children. Here's a look at homeschooling history in America.
Are you looking for a way to make Halloween a more educational experience? This blog post offers interesting facts your kids can chew on along with their candy this Halloween season.
As proof of your child's education for both public authorities and prospective schools, your homeschool record keeping must be meticulous. However, such record keeping can be a time-consuming process. This post looks at what information you should be tracking and how to do it efficiently.
Do you want to create a place where your kids can do their homework? One that they'll love to spend time in and where they'll really be able to get down to business? This blog post offers five suggestions for how you can create a homework space to achieve just that.
Homeschooling is on the rise in the United States, but it can be a mystery to those who have never participated. Why do families choose homeschooling? Must they follow one nationwide standard? Here are seven homeschooling statistics and facts to shed some light on a growing educational movement.
Are you a parent looking to find a homework help resource that will allow your child to thrive academically? This blog post will help you understand how to evaluate potential resources when choosing the best option for your family.
If you're about to start your junior year of high school and are feeling worried about how you're going to survive all of the pressure, look no further. This blog post can serve as a guide on what to do in order to come out of junior year alive.
For students, parents, and educators, homework is a part of everyday life. But who invented homework? How did it come to be a norm in education? Here is a brief history of homework in the United States.
Are you starting homeschool for the first time this year? This blog post offers new homeschool families four important tips for things to focus on during this time.
This blog post discusses the biggest differences between middle school and high school and offers tips for both students and parents on how to handle the transition in as positive and smooth a manner as possible.
For parents, homeschool can be like a ''Choose Your Own Adventure'' book. Which homeschool curriculum is best? Should you join a homeschool cooperative or go it alone? And how do you furnish a home classroom? The five ideas in this post can help you set up a practical, comfortable teaching space.
As a homeschool parent, you probably find yourself needing a break every once in a while. This blog post offers five activities that you can use to keep your child engaged while you rest.
If you're going to be a high school senior, you're most likely experiencing at least some amount of stress - potentially even a significant amount. This blog post has some tips to help you deal with it.
Is your child feeling anxiety or fear about going back to school this year? If so, you're probably wondering what you can do to help. This blog post offers six useful suggestions.
Homeschool families often struggle with finding back-to-school activities that fit their special circumstances. This post offers five activities to brighten up back-to-school time and prepare your child for another productive year in the homeschool classroom.
Are you concerned that your children might be forgetting some of the things that they learned over the school year that just ended? This blog post will help you with some creative ideas for how you can stop too much summer learning loss from happening.
Read a Book Day is coming up on September 6th, and it's a great opportunity to get your non-reader reading. If you're the parent of a high school student who doesn't like to read, try piquing his or her interest with one of these appealing options.
Without the support of a traditional school, homeschool parents face special challenges in educating their children. There are many ways that technology can ease the burdens of homeschool organization, lesson planning, and staying connected to a homeschool community. This post explores a few of them.
Are you hoping to find a way to stop your child from spending the summer forgetting everything he or she learned during the previous school year? Check out this blog post for tips on how you can do so successfully by incorporating your child's hobbies into summer learning.
As the parent of a homeschool student, you rely on your own methods to impart the academic knowledge and understanding your child needs to succeed. Here are five questions to ask yourself to determine if your homeschool methods are successfully preparing your child for life beyond the classroom.
Are you in the midst of planning a summer vacation for you and your children? Take this opportunity to include your kids in the planning process and teach them several important lessons.
We love books, and we hope you do, too! That's why we're planning to celebrate National Book Lovers Day this year. If you want to do the same, this blog post offers five ideas you can use with your children.
Looking for some interesting information to share with your children on National Women's Equality Day? Check out these six fascinating facts about women's achievements and rights that your kids will love.
Is your homeschool child feeling a little lackluster about the fact that the new school year is coming? If so, use these five tips to help stir up a little bit of enthusiasm.
Transitions are difficult, and there are few more challenging than going back to school after a fun summer vacation. Use the advantage of the flexibility of homeschooling when following these tips and easing into the homeschool routine.
Check out this blog post for unique ideas about how to get your singularly passionate child to explore other things when he or she has tunnel vision and only cares about one school subject or hobby.
Nelson Mandela is a global symbol of peace. His story is an opportunity for your child to learn about leadership, sacrifice, and the importance of doing good for others. Keep reading to learn six facts that will make your child want to learn more about the man who changed the world.
Is your child feeling a little less than excited about having to attend summer school this year? This blog post offers advice on how to help them see the advantages of attending.
Are you hoping to have a fun and educational Fourth of July celebration with your family this year? This blog post offers interesting July Fourth facts you can share with your kids.
Each year on May 17th, we observe Endangered Species Day to increase awareness of endangered species around the world. Here are eight facts about endangered species you can share with your children to help them understand the threats to biodiversity—and how they can help protect these species.
Telling your children that their summer is going to be a little bit more structured and include a few more more learning experiences than those of some of their peers can be a difficult process. Here are our tips for how to navigate this conversation successfully.
Are you looking for ways to make your child's teacher feel appreciated this Thank a Teacher Day? If so, this is the blog post for you. Check out our unique ideas!
Do you suspect that your school-age child might just have too many after-school activity commitments? Here's how you can know - and what you should do about it.
Where the women go, the culture goes! Women throughout history have broken barriers and set the tone for future generations. Use this article as an opportunity to teach your child about seven women who have made their mark on the world.
Spring has officially sprung! Take advantage of the rising temperatures and fresh new plant life by getting outside with your family and trying out some of these fun learning activities.
Is your child interested in writing, whether it be just for fun or as a potential career? If so, check out this blog post for ideas about how you can encourage him or her at home.
Stop subscribing to the taboo that parent-teacher conferences are no place for a child and learn how you can involve your child in ways that will inspire leadership, self-discipline, and open communication.
Is your child feeling bored by the homework being assigned by his or her classroom teacher? This blog post offers a few ways you can approach this situation.
Parents have the dual responsibility of modeling positive values in real time and preparing their kids for good digital citizenship. If your toddlers are already tapping and swiping, it's important that you start making digital citizenship an ongoing part of your family dialogue.
Is your high school student disinterested in participating in the activities that are available to him or her at school? Are you worried? If so, this blog post is for you. Check out our top tips for how to handle this situation.
If you have a parent-teacher conference coming up and want to make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible, you'll want to come prepared. This blog post includes some top tips on how to make sure you're ready.
Not everybody loves to read, but reading is a worthwhile endeavor for everybody. Check out this blog post for suggestions on what you can do if your child doesn't like to read.
Is your child shy? Is he or she uncomfortable raising their hand to speak in class? Here are our best tips for how you can help your little student overcome their discomfort.
If your child doesn't love (or even like) to learn, don't worry. This blog post covers a number of options for what you can do if you find yourself in this position.
Are you a high school student struggling to decide what you want to do for your career? Check out this blog post for some ideas for how to use afterschool activities to help you choose a job.
Attention, parents of students who'd rather do just about anything than homework! If homework time is making you want to pull your hair out, a) we feel your pain, and b) there's hope. Here we've compiled some handy tips that can make homework less of a battle in your household.
Read this blog post for ideas about which elective courses you should take in high school. From impressing colleges to preparing yourself for the working world, these courses are sure to make a difference in your life.
Do your child's notes look like the absent-minded scribbles of a long-time doctor? If this sounds familiar, this blog post is for you. Check out our top tips for ways to help improve your child's class notes.
It's long been said that we 'learn something new every day', but how can we show our kids why it's so important? In this post, we'll explore some ways to encourage and show your kids the importance of lifelong learning.
Are you worried about making sure that your child's winter break is educational in addition to being fun? Here are four ways you can ensure that both education and engagement will be part of your child's winter.
You don't have to let your children's education take a back seat during the holiday season. Check out this blog post for our top tips for how to keep learning alive - even during the holidays.
The holidays are coming up, which means you might be thinking about what types of gifts to get your children's teachers. This blog post has ideas for gifts that are sure to be treasured by any teacher.
Learning is an opportunity typically open to anyone, but it can take on an entirely new meaning when it becomes a family activity. In this post, we'll look at four unique ways to make learning fun for the whole family.
If you're planning to celebrate National Family Literacy Month by reading books with your children, check out this blog post for six recommendations. They'll be fun for your entire family!
Teaching your kids about elections is an important job as a parent, but when is the right time to do it? Continue reading to find out when you should start discussing elections with your kids as well as how to go about it.
Fun fact or fiction? The Sunda flying lemur can glide the length of two football fields. Do you think that's true? Keep reading to find out if it's a fun fact or fiction.
Are you finding yourself frustrated when every day, you ask your child how school is going and keep getting the same old, empty, 'fine'? Step up your question game with these five options that will help you to get your child talking about his or her school life.
Is this a fun fact or fiction? An ostrich can kill a lion. Is that true? Or did we make it up? Keep reading to find out and learn more about the ostrich.
Looking for some interesting bits of information to share with your children? From Ancient Egypt to outer space, check out these seven amazing facts from world history that your kids will love.
Preparing for college isn't something to take lightly, nor can it happen overnight. In today's post, we'll learn what high schoolers at all grade levels should be doing to ready themselves for college application season.
Every child loves trick-or-treating but, as a parent, it might not seem like the healthiest or most productive activity. Here are our suggestions for seven ways that you can make trick-or-treating educational this Halloween.
Do you have a child who seems to soak up knowledge? Does he or she know just about everything about everything? Here are a few ways you can engage your little genius.
Are you wondering how you can best help your child decide which college or university to attend? Here are our suggestions for five ways you can be of assistance.
As a parent, you want to make your child's college dreams a reality. But what can you do if you can't afford your child's first choice college? Here are four realistic options for parents to consider as they determine the financial feasibility of their child's college plans.
When it comes to a new school year, many teachers would probably agree that getting students enthused about learning is one of their biggest challenges. Here we've compiled six sure-fire methods that teachers can use to up the excitement factor for their students as the new school year begins.
Your child has a wild imagination and a voracious appetite for odd trivia, and shares these gifts generously. Take a turn at dumbfounding your child with these eight bizarre facts from a rich natural source of astonishing factoids: the animal kingdom.
Affecting focus and memory, and often accompanied by depression and a panic disorder, social anxiety is a serious condition that can have a negative impact on your child's learning. These five learning resources can help your child cope, both in and out of the classroom.
As more schools decide to ban homework, the debate continues on whether such policies are helping or hurting students. Find out what education professionals think of these bans.
A child who has fallen behind with schoolwork needs help now, before the situation becomes unmanageable and a whole grade must be repeated. Your vigilance in spotting these four signs that your child is behind in school can make all the difference in resolving academic struggles.
Has your child ever come home from school unhappy because he or she can't get along with the teacher? We know this situation might be daunting. Here's how we suggest handling it.
Back to school is a frenetic and exciting time for students and parents alike. If you're dreading the inevitably hectic mornings to come, check out our five tips for how to ease your morning routine.
The school year is approaching. Is your child dreading it? If so, check out this list of five movies that will get your little student excited to go back to school.
Before you go back to high school this year, take a couple of hours to watch Mean Girls. Then check out this article about what the movie can teach you.
Homework might seem like an inevitable part of school, but more and more schools are banning it from their classrooms. Read on to find out the pros and cons of homework bans.
Whether you're dealing firsthand with a homework ban or might face one in the future, you may be wondering how it could affect your students academically. Check out these four ways to encourage learning at home after a homework ban has been put into effect.
Summertime is a great opportunity for children to relax, but they also need to stay sharp mentally. Use these fun activities to help kids continue learning over summer vacation without sacrificing their chance to have a good time.
Have you ever wondered which Hogwarts house your favorite professional athlete would be sorted into? Well, wonder no more! Here are our picks for eight famous athletes' houses.
When you were in school, did you ever find yourself shaking your head at the totally unnecessary things your teacher was forcing you to learn? Well, schools may have finally listened. Read on to find out the 5 things you learned in school that your child probably won't.
With summer on the horizon, it's time to start thinking about the dreaded summer slump, also known as the summer slide. How can you prevent your child from forgetting what he or she has learned and encourage summer learning? Read on for five tips that can help your child avoid the summer slump.
There has long been a myth surrounding the permanent record for students in school. Is it really permanent? Will it greatly affect your future? What does it include? Here, we'll answer those questions and debunk the myth of the permanent record by exploring its function, characteristics, and lifespan.
Color-coding your notes can help you organize information more effectively and study more efficiently. Optimize your color-coding system and make it a highlight of your study strategy by using the five tips in this article.
Throwing a birthday party for a child with ADHD requires some special considerations and proper planning. Today we'll explore five tips that can help you organize and execute a memorable, fun birthday party for your ADHD child and their guests.
If your child has been misdiagnosed with ADHD, don't blame yourself. Instead, continue supporting your child's health and well-being, and share your story with other parents to help raise awareness of a growing concern - that too many children are receiving false ADHD diagnoses.
As a parent, it's normal to wonder if it would help them to be around other kids with ADHD. It's true for any parent who has a learning disabled child. However, depending on your reason, it may not be the magical cure you wish it to be.
Children have far more access to digital media now than at any point in history. If you're wondering how many hours of screen time is right for your ADHD child and what you can do to limit it, read on for more information.
If you have a child with ADHD, you probably struggle with getting them to finish tasks like chores and homework. A timer can be a powerful tool to help them complete tasks not only as children but also as adults.
Many children with ADHD are unwilling to read, especially for pleasure. How can they learn to enjoy reading? Try this list of lively books that ADHD children will love.
Transitioning your child with ADHD to elementary school can be a stressful time of their lives. However, with some planning, you can help your child be ready to embrace their new school routine prepared and with a positive attitude.
Too much caffeine in children can create ADHD-like symptoms or an increase in current symptoms for children with ADHD. However, when used appropriately, caffeine can have some positive effects on children with ADHD.
As a parent in a world dominated by smartphones and tablets, you may worry about the impact of technology on your ADHD child. While there are definite concerns, some of technology's benefits may surprise you.
Getting children with ADHD to settle down and fall asleep is far from an easy task. The following suggestions contain helpful advice that can get your children into bed and make sure that they stay there.
When your child has ADHD, life takes on a layer of stress. If they get a diagnosis of depression, it can feel a bit like things are falling apart. However, its important to not jump to conclusions and focus on building your knowledge and support systems.
After a battery of diagnostic tests, you finally have your child's diagnosis: ADHD. Now you have to explain the complexities of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to your young child. These suggestions and resources can help.
ADHD children are prone to procrastination, which negatively affects school performance and life at home. Find out how you can help your ADHD child overcome tardy tendencies.
For ADHD children, the summer slide is a huge concern for parents and teachers. Here are some fun ways to curb the summer slide and engage children who struggle with the symptoms of ADHD.
Raising a child with ADHD can place an enormous strain on your marriage. Use these helpful tips to find ways to manage the stress and raise your child without compromising your romantic relationships.
With the busy lives families lead today, there is a lot of stress - especially if you have a child with ADHD. As a result, you may be considering online family therapy as a viable option. However, you want to make an informed decision to see if it works for your family first!
Auditory distractions can negatively impact your ADHD child's academic performance. A certain kind of sound, called white noise, may block out those distractions and help your child focus on schoolwork.
Psychological trauma and ADHD have many overlapping symptoms. However, it is important that diagnosticians distinguish between the two and recognize the perils of misdiagnosis in the lives of children.
A diagnosis of ADHD creates many challenges for children, from impulse control to the most basic task of following directions. However, while children with ADHD will struggle in varying degrees to follow directions, there are some strategies to make it easier for them to do so.
Kids today spend more time than ever browsing the web, leading parents to wonder how much is too much. If you want to limit the amount of time your child spends online, you need to be able to present appealing alternatives that will draw your child away from the screen.
If you are a parent of a child with ADHD, the news may make you wonder. We are barraged with information about ADHD, treatments, and even tales of misdiagnosis. So you may wonder if children are being misdiagnosed with ADHD. There are reasons why you should wonder.
ADHD may make learning to read particularly challenging for your child. Learn to recognize signs that your ADHD child is having difficulty with reading readiness, and find out how you can help your child learn to read.
A great debate that comes up amongst parents of kids with ADHD is whether or not they should have coffee. With arguments both for and against, there are some serious issues you want to consider as a parent before letting your child with ADHD have coffee.
Children with ADHD often have a hard time studying. While your impulse as a parent may be to use silence to help your child study, that may not be the best solution. Music offers certain benefits and may help your child focus.
Having a child move out on their own for the first time is challenging, especially when your child has ADHD. You can't necessarily trust they will figure it out on their own. Instead, take steps ahead of time to be sure they are prepared for all sorts of situations in life.
The college transition is especially hard for children with ADHD. However, there are some tried and true tips to make the transition a lot smoother for your child and your family.
As the parent of an ADHD child, you may be plagued with feelings of guilt for many reasons. Let go of those guilty feelings and use these self-care strategies to help you stay positive as you parent your ADHD child.
With the availability of smart devices, you may be considering getting one for your child with ADHD. Before you plunge into that possibly expensive purchase, consider how a smart device can be helpful and exactly what features your child would truly benefit from.
Teens in general have a hard time with driving due to their age, inexperience, and undeveloped ability to think quickly in critical situations. Adding a learning disability such as ADHD to the mix only creates a larger hurdle for teens to jump, but it's not impossible.
ADHD and sleep problems are interrelated. Learn how your child's ADHD may be causing sleep disruption, and how disrupted sleep can make ADHD symptoms worse for your child.
Raising a child with ADHD is challenging enough if you have the resources; for low-income families, it can feel hopeless. Fortunately, there is convenient access to resources that help low-income families care for children with ADHD.
Tutoring can improve your ADHD child's school performance in a number of ways, making attention and organizational issues less daunting and providing the tools for academic success. Use these guidelines to determine if a tutor may be right for your child.
There are several opportunities for children with ADHD to meet one another, but parents are not always aware of their existence. Check out these fun activities and programs that support interaction between ADHD children.
ADHD can leave your child brimming with excess energy, impulsiveness, and personal frustration. Help your child discover a creative outlet that will help strengthen their focus and improve self-esteem, among other benefits.
Bullying in all shapes and sizes is a common concern for parents today. From face to face confrontations, to cyber bullying, there are many opportunities for our children to be bullied. However, when your child has ADHD you have legitimate reasons to be concerned they may be at risk for bullying.
Children with ADHD face all sorts of challenges in their lives. As parents, it can be frustrating because we want to be there every minute to help them. Thankfully, there are many apps that can help your child with ADHD be successful in the classroom, and in life.
Helping ADHD students power through school work might not have been Francesco Cirillo's motive for creating The Pomodoro Technique. But his pioneering time-management tool might do just that.
In life, our children emulate our behavior from the time they are young well into adulthood. When your child has ADHD, it is extremely important to be a good example. We need to show by our example how to manage ourselves and make good choices.
Parents increasingly find their children diagnosed with ADHD. Yet, many parents remain unclear on the differences between ADD and ADHD and what it means for their children.
Teenagers experience numerous changes physically and mentally as they mature. However, what some believe to be signs of adolescence may actually be symptoms of ADHD. Developing ADHD as a teenager is possible and it's more common than people may think.
Children with ADHD face a lot of challenges in life, with sleep often being one of them. The symptoms of their condition often conspire to keep them awake at night. As a result, you may wonder if your child is getting enough sleep? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer.
As a parent, you may wonder what jobs are a good fit for your child with ADHD. Rest assured that whatever their interests, there is a job that will utilize their talents and meet the needs they have with their ADHD diagnosis.
Children with ADHD often have periods where they feel as if there is no hope for living a successful life. However, there are many examples of successful people who found strategies to work in their chosen fields while managing the challenges of ADHD.
ADHD parents have every right to expect a teacher will accommodate their child's learning style. But if your child's teacher isn't doing so, here are some ideas for getting him on board.
Fidget spinners are being sold everywhere, including online and in retail stores under the guise of helping students with ADHD focus better. The question is, are they a toy faze or a useful tool for managing ADHD?
If your ADHD child was slow to start speaking, she may have a language delay that interferes with learning. Knowing the signs of this disorder can help you intervene at the right time.
Education is a huge part of a child's life, but parents of an ADHD child think about school more than most. If you've explored multiple educational options and found them lacking, you might be asking yourself, is boarding school for ADHD a good fit for my child?
It is during preschool that students learn fundamental skills that will carry them into kindergarten and beyond. So when you have a child with ADHD, you want their preschool to be a good fit. When you are selecting a preschool for your child with ADHD, look at philosophy, ratios, and learning activities.
Summer camp can be a valuable learning opportunity for your ADHD child, but only if you select the proper camp. Pick up some tips on how to choose the perfect summer experience for your child.
For a child with ADHD, frustration often gets in the way of motivation. Use these techniques to help your ADHD child overcome frustration and focus on achievement.
Unless you've inhabited Mars these past twenty years, you've heard about the homework debate. But this push-and-pull over the value of after-school assignments has bypassed students with learning deficits. If you're a parent trying to decide whether homework is important for your ADHD kid, here are some things to consider.
An internship can be a rewarding experience for your ADHD child. With your guidance, an internship can teach them real-world job skills, and be an invaluable first step toward a successful career.
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can experience several unfortunate effects, one of which being reduced self-esteem. If you are a parent looking for ways to improve your ADHD child's self-esteem, continue reading for some practical pointers.
Extracurricular activities can help your child learn new skills, socialize, and have some fun. Some extracurriculars can be overwhelming or maybe feel a little over-coached, but others can help your ADHD child with their ability to focus.
As if having a brain disorder isn't enough for your child to deal with, he also has to handle being bullied. And ADHD kids are magnets for the aggressive taunting and physical abuse that some kids have no problem dishing out. If bullies have targeted your child, here are ways to help him cope.
Children with ADHD can face all sorts of challenges in school, which may lead them to say 'no' altogether to formal education. However, as a parent, there are strategies and resources to help you work through the situation and achieve positive results.
Choosing the best college for your child can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to finding a school with the best ADHD support services. Here's a list of steps to take, key questions to ask, and tips to keep in mind when starting your search.
Adjusting to college can be challenging for any child. If your child has ADHD, it may seem downright impossible. One important factor - where your child will live - must be considered when thinking about college, which we'll discuss here.
Extracurricular activities can help ADHD kids learn to release stress, burn excessive energy, and maintain focus. Matching the right activity with the child's needs and interests is key. Here's a list of the top five activities for children with ADHD.