High School

5 Ways to Make Them Happen Even With Homework and After School Activities – Parents Article

We know, we know. For years now we’ve heard all about the studies that show that having dinner together as a family every night is one of the best and most positive parenting things you can do. It has all sorts of benefits, from building better family relationships, making better food choices, raising self-esteem in children, to even having an impact on their grades and whether or not they will engage in at risk behaviors. And for the most part, when…

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Sylvan Nation is 1 Year Old – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

Imagine Winning a Free Year of Sylvan Tutoring (Yes, a WHOLE YEAR) … Or finding educational resources for exactly where you are in your child’s academic journey — from activity booklets and flash cards, up through college planning tools. … Or scoring worksheets, workbooks and flashcards to help your child keep the learning going over the summer. … Or getting exclusive offers on Sylvan tutoring at a location near you. In the last year, more than 22,000 parents across the…

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My Teen Told Me He Was Having Sex, This Is Why I’m Okay With It – Parents Article

My son asked me one Friday morning if he could stay after school to bike with his friends. I said yes believing with my whole heart that’s what he would be doing; he’s stayed after a few times with them before and was always where he said he’d be and with the kids he’s said he’d be with.And since his father lives a quarter mile from the school, he planned on meeting him there at 4 and spending the night.An…

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Here’s Why I Love That My Teens Aren’t Afraid To Speak Up – Parents Article

My son walked up to a sales associate at a sporting goods store the other day and let him know that he was looking for something and he couldn’t find it. He didn’t ask for my help and he didn’t hesitate. He just found a sales associate and said, “Your website says you have it in stock but I don’t see it here.” Ten minutes later the new item in hand and after requesting a mini-lesson on how to use…

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8 Reasons Why a Tutor is One of the Best Educational Options for the Summer – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

As soon as that final school bell rings for summer break, your son or daughter will fly through those school doors with a huge smile, ready for vacation and summer activities. But you’re thinking big. You know that the best summer is a well-rounded summer … and that includes keeping up good learning habits! You have a lot of choices for educational activities over the summer. Here are 8 reasons that teaming up with a summer tutor will make all…

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Why It’s Essential to Be Proactive With Your Child’s Writing Skills – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

By middle school, most teachers expect students to know how to write. And yet, many children aren’t prepared. A majority of students lack essential writing skills, such as how to properly structure a sentence and how to correctly use grammar. In fact, by eighth grade, only one in four students is a proficient or advanced writer. Elementary schools are juggling many priorities and only have so many minutes in a day. (We get it!) In recent years, helping students develop…

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End of Year Checklist – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

The school year is quickly approaching its end, and it’s time to make sure your child doesn’t lose their academic momentum! Whether their school lets out in May or June, here are some down-to-the-wire end of year things to keep in mind before summer break begins.   Report card check-in. Kids usually have a good idea of how they’re progressing with their grades in each class. Have an open conversation with them about their grades, and make sure they understand you are…

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Start Thinking About Summer Programs Now — a Few Considerations – Parents Article

Summer programs can be a great opportunity to help your child get ahead in school. Taking classes after the school year ends can help reinforce previous coursework and, if needed, offer personalized attention. Summer programs can also give your child a head start on college admissions and offer top-notch learning opportunities. Don’t wait until the last minute — now is the time to plan your child’s schedule. Here are several factors to keep in mind as you evaluate summer programs.…

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How to Discuss School Shootings With Your Children — – Foster Parents Article

The school shooting that happened in a Florida High School on February 14th should be a shocking event, however, it is unfortunately not. I recall school violence my senior year of high school in 1995, yet, nothing that compares to the atrocities of Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and now Stoneman Douglas. Somehow, this has become the new “normal”. As a parent, like you, I struggle to make sense of that fact. We are adults and recognize the evil that…

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How to Discuss School Shootings With Your Children — – Foster Parents Article

The school shooting that happened in a Florida High School on February 14th should be a shocking event, however, it is unfortunately not. I recall school violence my senior year of high school in 1995, yet, nothing that compares to the atrocities of Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and now Stoneman Douglas. Somehow, this has become the new “normal”. As a parent, like you, I struggle to make sense of that fact. We are adults and recognize the evil that…

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