How Technology Is Affecting Early Childhood Development

As a parent, it’s vital to understand the positive and negative effects of technology on early childhood development. Nearly 98% of students under the age of eight have access to technology. It prepares children for a new, tech-driven learning environment. We live amid a technological explosion. Resultantly, children are becoming technology experts at a young age. Elementary … Continue reading How Technology Is Affecting Early Childhood Development

Stress Management Techniques for Parents of School-Age Children

Stress Management Tips for Parents Parenting is stressful. This sounds like stating the obvious, yet few people realize just how difficult parenting is. Nearly half of parents report feeling high stress levels. They feel anxious constantly, even when there is no apparent cause. They suffer from shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and insomnia. These symptoms … Continue reading Stress Management Techniques for Parents of School-Age Children

What Should a 3rd Grader Know?: Requirements and Expectations

Third-grade education — especially curriculums for critical subjects like math, reading, science, writing, and history — varies depending on the school’s city or state, academic goals, even individual teacher preferences. Differences in state-level curriculums can make it difficult, or even impossible, to determine what your third grader should know. For example, even though similarities between … Continue reading What Should a 3rd Grader Know?: Requirements and Expectations

10 Important Questions to Ask at a Parent-Teacher Conference

Most educational activity takes place between educators and students. However, there is one area where parents and educators consistently and purposefully interact, as well: parent-teacher conferences. These events provide an ideal opportunity for parents to get updates on their children’s academic progress. They can also learn about their social and emotional development and the various … Continue reading 10 Important Questions to Ask at a Parent-Teacher Conference