Eight Ways to Connect School and Home

From little ones…. To Big Ones. Make education a family value. The goal of school is to learn to love learning. Take turns at dinner and have everyone share one thing they learned that day. Create a home that values reading. Read to your young child every day,...
4 Academic Lessons to Teach at Home

4 Academic Lessons to Teach at Home

Four Academic Lessons to Teach at Home Every parent wants their child to have a successful school year. (It sure makes life easier when school is going smoothly!) Here are four lessons we can teach our kids at home, so they are better prepared for the lessons they...
Happy (Last Month of) Summer!

Happy (Last Month of) Summer!

Hard to believe that August is here, and another summer is almost over. Hopefully you still have at least a few weeks before school starts. (As a child, I started school the Tuesday after Labor Day every single year. Summer ends too early now!) This week, I’m...
Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day has always been a challenging holiday for me. My father left our family when I was four, and so as a child, it was a rather painful day. Most families I knew in the early sixties had a dad, and so this holiday especially reminded my siblings and I how...
The Value of Chores: What, When, and Why?

The Value of Chores: What, When, and Why?

What kind of chores? Here are some suggestions, though you know your child best. Remember that kids are more capable than we give them credit for, so ask them which chores they think they can do. They just might surprise you.Ages 2-3:Hang wet towel on hook, put...
10 Tips to Parenting as a Team

10 Tips to Parenting as a Team

It’s hard to be a parent (but also wonderful). It’s hard be a partner (also wonderful…with the right one.). And it’s really hard to co-parent with that partner. Well, of course it is! Take 2 intelligent adults, with different backgrounds and...