With the school year in full swing, many students are juggling homework, sports and social events. While sports and being social are certainly the more enjoyable tasks, there is no doubt that homework needs to take priority.
It’s a fine line to maneuver between being involved in your child’s school education and smothering them by trying to smooth over every little problem they encounter or pushing them to excel at every academic endeavor.
Unfortunately, the sun is beginning to set on summer, which means one thing: back to school season. For those of you returning to college campuses for another year of intensive courses and more social interaction than you probably signed up for, there are a few things you should know.
Selecting a university to attend is one of the biggest and most stressful decisions a young person is tasked with making. When it comes to it, there are several benefits to choosing a small college instead of a major state university.
Congratulations! Your teenager has been accepted to his college of choice — that’s a weight off of everyone’s shoulders. But now, the hard part: helping him prep for living independently, and overcoming the emotional hurdle of letting him go.
Scrapbooks and Much More
It’s pretty easy to get photos printed — do it yourself with a flash stick at the kiosk at the local hypermarket, on-base craft store or MOMs photo center, or upload them to several online businesses and they’ll print and ship them to your APO box.
If you enjoy scrapbooking...
Trying to keep the kids busy without resorting to the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo can be a tall order. Here are four ideas to help keep those kiddos from turning into electronic zombies this summer.
1. Make chores fun.
Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” If those places include the beach or your patio, check out this fun reading list that will be sure to entertain the whole family!
The world of volunteering can be overwhelming, even more so if you have children. We, as responsible parents, want to teach our kids to be generous with our time and resources, but we are sometimes turned away from serving if we have young children.
Electronics and technology have essentially become an easy button for entertainment and communicating. I know I’m guilty. I could easily spend a day perusing Pinterest Boards and watching the latest cat-dressed-as-a-shark-riding-a-Roomba video on YouTube.