education

PRIDE 2019 Children’s Books to Celebrate Diversity – Parents Article

People around the world are celebrating diversity and inclusivity this month to mark the month of Pride. Each year this month is the perfect time to talk about social and self-acceptance, achievements and legal rights. It’s also a reminder that growing up in 2019 means our little ones will face society very different to the one we grew up in. So, what is the best way that parents can prepare their little ones for the world today? To help, BookTrust,…

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How to Keep Kids Learning Over Summer Break – Parenting Twins Article

I think I speak for just about every parent when I say that I look forward to summer break with equal parts excitement and stress. I look forward to not packing school lunches and readily wave goodbye to homework for a few months. However, I also stress about what I am going to do with these kids all summer so we don’t all drive each other crazy! We all want to keep them busy, happy, and LEARNING all summer long.…

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The Single Dad’s Guide To Teen Sleeping – Single Dad, Parents Article

For the next month, leading up into Father’s Day, the Guide will be spending time going over various parenting and other topics from a Father’s perspective.  I supposed, given the fact we are father’s everything comes from a father’s perspective.  But these efforts will be specifically dedicated to the fathers out there trying parent their children the best way they know how.  Whether single parents, divorced parents, or dads still married to their child’s co-parent, we will be going over…

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The Three Ts of Successful Test Taking – Foster Parents Article

Along with spring showers and May flowers comes test-taking season at schools around the country. Be it standardized testing or final exams, anxiety runs high. For students in elementary school, this might be their first experience testing while older students may be more seasoned. Whatever stage your child is in, one thing is sure: it’s tough to be tested. A good night’s sleep and a healthy meal are a great way to start, but let’s explore the three T’s that…

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What difference will the new OFSTED framework make? By protecting all children from harm. – Foster Parents Article

Author: TACT Tags: Education, Ofsted Amanda SavageHead of Education, TACT Fostering & Adoption OFSTED has proposed a new draft framework to inspect school leaders on how well they prevent ‘off rolling’ pupils from their school register. Unfortunately, some of you will have come across the practice, when a school tries to persuade parents/carers/social workers to move the young person to another school or have them home educated. Off rolling can occur just before an OFSTED inspection, as a way of…

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Helping Your Children Stay Engaged During the Final Weeks of School – Foster Parents Article

Once spring break has passed, the close of the school year becomes the focus. The students can seemingly sense that the end is at hand. Parents and educators all agree that children’s behavior changes as the temperatures rise and the days get longer. What can be done to keep students focused on learning? How can they be convinced to finish the school year strong?   Here are a few strategies that might help with the battle against spring fever. 1. …

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Kids Are Expensive AF! – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

One of the worst aspects of having kids is, well, just take a spin around my blog. I’m pretty sure I’ve covered them all at some point. Including this week’s podcast topic: how expensive they are! It starts with diapers and clothes and formula, then it progresses to daycare and sports and food, and eventually you’re buying them cars and college tuition. It never ends. But it’s not just money they cost you, they also steal your sanity, your time,…

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Science Says Today’s Girls Are More Anxious Than Ever – Parents Article

Source: Sean-Kong/Unsplash Parents worry that their daughters constantly seem pressured and stressed. Turns out, most are. Studies show an alarming increase in the anxiety and stress experienced by girls starting at age 10 and through college. If you have a daughter, you know: They are under enormous pressure to do well in school, to be socially engaged and accepted, to look good — any one of which can at times cause what feels like crippling stress or anxiety.  According to…

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Building a Bridge for Youth in Foster Care to Higher Education – Foster Parents Article

Building a Bridge for Youth in Foster Care to Higher Education Posted: February 14th, 2019  –  By: Allison Gilbreath For the nearly 500 youth who age out of Virginia’ Foster Care system, only 2% of them will graduate with a degree from a four year university. In fact, currently there are only 200 youth, who are in foster care, enrolled at Virginia universities. Research shows that young adults who experienced foster care have worse outcomes than their peers in the…

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5 Tips to Inspire an Early Love of Math – Parenting Twins Article

When I was a special education paraprofessional, there were days when all I had to say was “time for math” and there would be a full-on toddler-level tantrum, with kicking and screaming and pencils flying from my first grade student on the autism spectrum. I legitimately had to re-name “math class” as, “board games”, “art with shapes”, and “fun with numbers” to avoid the daily struggle to get in a math lesson. To be honest, with this level of reaction…

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