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Getting Help for a Troubled Teen

Getting Help for a Troubled Teen

If you decide your teen needs more help than you are able to provide, your first call should be to someone you feel comfortable with. Call a trusted school counselor, teacher, or physician and ask for a referral.

The most important criteria you should look for—whether you choose a social worker or psychologist—is someone who sees lots of teens and has plenty of experience with this age group.

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Updated: September 2, 2020

Pre-Homeschooling Checklist

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Pre-Homeschooling Checklist

1. Can I afford it?
The initial costs for books and equipment are minimal. The library is the most important resource, and it's free. If you choose to purchase a curriculum, costs start at around $300. During your child's teen years, the cost of curricula varies depending on what you do. Count on spending a few hundred dollars to approximately $1,000 for the school year. Purchase used materials, and cut that figure in half.

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Updated: June 27, 2019

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Talking About Sex

Talking About Sex

Talking About the Birds and Bees

What do you do when your youngster asks, "Where do babies come from?" Whether your child's in preschool or elementary school, we've got sound advice on how to talk about sex. Just click on your child's age group:

For Ages: 4 to 7

The Scene

You and your five-year-old son are grabbing a quick bite for dinner at the local eatery. Suddenly, he asks -- in a clear, loud voice -- "How did I get inside you, Mommy? Did you swallow a seed?" You start choking on your tuna sandwich.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

The Ultimate Homeschool Supply List

The ultimate honeschool supply list

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College Application Schedule

College Application Schedule

9th Grade

  • Meet with your guidance counselor. Get copies of the courses offered, the requirements for graduation, and an explanation of the grading system.

  • Draft a four-year schedule of classes that meet the minimum requirements for college admission.

  • Find out about the extracurricular activities you'd like to become involved in.

  • Build a flexible schedule that will accomodate time for studying, extracurricular activities, working out, and relaxing.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

The 5 Best Family Tents for Camping This Summer

the 5 best tents for family camping

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by: Kayla Brennan

A Study on School Subjects and Parental Involvement

How involved should parents be in a kid's education?

We all want our children to perform well in school, but with COVID-19 closing schools across the country, many parents have become the teachers. Still, in a typical scenario, what role should parents play in their children’s education? Which subjects do parents think their child should learn?

More: At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Paper Folding Crafts

Paper Folding Crafts

One of the simplest, most entertaining, and least messy forms of paper craft is paper folding. This craft is known as origami in Japan, where it has been an art form for hundreds of years. The word itself, however, comes from two Chinese characters: ori, meaning "folding," and kami, meaning "paper."

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by: Marvin Maldonado

6 Tips for Parents to Improve and Troubleshoot Remote Learning

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If you’re managing school-age kids in the house while also juggling working from home, then you’ve likely experienced some tech-related meltdowns. Maybe the Wi-Fi went out and everyone’s meetings froze. Or your child’s outdated laptop is buggy and can’t open their online classroom tools until the platform update is complete. Here are some basic tips for improving and troubleshooting the remote learning experience – for everyone!

by: Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.

Homework Headache

Homework Headache

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My 12-year-old son doesn't hand in his homework. He doesn't do all of it and when I try to help him he gets angry and throws a fit. He also tunes his teachers and parents out when we try to talk to him about this problem. What is going on?

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Talking to Your Child about Report Cards

Talking to Your Child about Report Cards

A child's report card can bring feelings of joy, excitement, and pride; it can also cause concern, frustration, and uncertainty. In either case, the reporting period marks a new beginning to set goals as well as reflect on past work habits, achievements, and hardships. Most important, it is a time for parents to communicate with their children and determine a path for future academic enrichment and social/emotional growth.

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by: Sandra F. Rief, M.A.

How to Give Directions

How to Give Directions

These tips for parents will help your child understand and follow through on your instructions.

Get your child's attention directly before giving directions. This means face-to-face and direct eye-contact (not just calling out what you expect your child to do).

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Cleaning Common Crafting Messes

Cleaning Common Crafting Messes

Inevitably, there will be those times when all your best efforts will fail and someone will create a mess that needs special attention.

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Making Every School Year Successful

Making Every School Year Successful

Alex swears he won't stuff erasers up his nose in reading group this year. Ollie pledges, hand on heart, that his handwriting won't look like hairballs. Another school year gets off to a promising start.

Alex and Ollie aren't the only ones who need to pledge they'll change their behavior, habits, and thinking to make each school year brighter than the last. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, principals, school bus drivers, mentors, and tutors need to take the pledge, too.

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Day Care Centers and Preschools

Day Care Centers and Preschools

Day care centers, as well as preschools, typically are institutional settings similar to elementary schools. Often, children are grouped in classroom-type arrangements according to age, with one or more teachers or aides. Each class usually will follow a lesson plan similar to those used in grade schools. These school-like surroundings are one of the main differences from family day care.

Day Care Centers

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Pre-K

Pre-K