Ways to Keep Your Kids Active in the Winter

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggest that kids should get at least 60 minutes a day of physical exercise per day. With colder temperatures approaching, staying active can be a challenge.  So here are some ways to keep your kids active in the winter. Outdoor Activities to Keep Your Kids Active 1. Build a […]






12 Snow Day Activities You Can Prepare Ahead of Time

Winter is just around the corner, and just as sure as snow will fall out of the sky, your school-age kids will probably end up with at least one snow day. Snow days, well-beloved of any child are usually welcome and unexpected days off. Unfortunately, snow days can also cause a lot of grief. I […]






Why Does My Student’s Teacher Need More Supplies?

Year after year parents are asked to buy more and more items for their child’s school supply needs.  Sometimes, they are even asked to buy more supplies later in the year. Without knowing why teachers need supplies, these requests can be frustrating, yet there can be many reasons that teachers need more supplies. Why Teachers Need […]






13 Best Midterm Study Tips for High School

When students get to high school, you hope that they already know how to study, including which study methods work best for them. If your student doesn’t, however, or the usual methods aren’t working well enough, check out our best midterm study tips for high school. Maybe, there’s one or two your student hasn’t considered […]






Should My Gifted Child Skip a Grade? The Pros & Cons of Skipping a Grade

Almost every parent with a gifted child asks themselves the questions: should my child skip a grade, and how will it affect them? For some gifted students, skipping a grade can have adverse affects to their emotional development as well as their social development.  For others, skipping a grade can be beneficial so that they […]






Is My Child Ready for the SAT or ACT?

Whether you have a senior with limited remaining test dates, or you’re simply planning ahead, you may have asked yourself this question: “ Is my child ready for the SAT or ACT? ” I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not an easy question, and I’m not going to lie and say that I […]






How Does a Healthy Diet Affect Academic Performance?

When we think about ways to improve academic performance in school, we often think about reading, studying, taking extra classes and making sure not to watch too much TV. Nutrition is often overlooked even though a healthy diet from a young age can help with academic performance, brain function, and test scores. Starting Young A […]






Teacher Survey: What Do Students Need to Work On Most?

Sometimes a report card doesn’t tell the whole story when it comes to how well your child is doing at school. In fact, many behaviors and interactions in class can tell you just as much or more about your child’s level of success in school than some standardized tests. We recently asked the teachers at […]