(StatePoint) Fall kick starts the financial road to college for parents of high school seniors. But if you’re like the majority of parents, you both value the importance of a college degree, while harboring anxiety about the price tag.
Ask kids what their favorite school subject is and fewer and fewer will say “math” as they age. While 37 percent of 4th graders report that math is one of their favorite subjects, only 15 of 12th graders say the same, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
Not too long ago I hopped on a plane to England to start my third high school as a military child. As different as I knew it would be leaving the American public-school system, I didn’t know the extent of the impact the new school would have on me.
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.
(StatePoint) “There’s no place like home.” There’s a reason why Dorothy preferred the warm feeling of rural Kansas over the hustle and bustle of Oz. Scientific studies show that busy urban life can actually take a toll on mental health.
Relocating to another country with children can be confusing for them. Moving to Europe offers a new atmosphere of cultural differences and surroundings. Introducing new sights or cultural concepts to kiddos through reading or games can be a fun way to mentally explore the notion of a new place.
Whether you are pumped to send the kids back to school or bummed that you have to wake up way too early, it’s best to be prepared for the upcoming school year. After a summer of lax bedtimes, playdates and vacations, getting back into a good routine can be challenging.
Your child lives in a very complicated social world. This has always been true for children: all parents can remember their own tears or rage at the cruelty of another child; all parents can remember wanting desperately to be accepted and approved of by other kids.
With the school year almot in full swing, many students will be juggling homework and a life outside of school. While there are certainly more enjoyable tasks, there is no doubt that homework needs to take priority.