My 12-year-old daughter was defiant toward her substitute teacher this week and I couldn’t be more proud. At first glance, that statement would baffle most of us, including myself. Shouldn’t she be a model student when there’s a substitute in class? Absolutely, yes. However, in this particular case, her defiance was the right thing to […]
Call it potpourri if you will, or even topic soup. Our 'other' category features a dash of humor, a sprinkle of home projects and tips, and a good helping of articles not found in the other categories. Sit down and enjoy a heaping helping of intentional randomness. It's on the house!
It’s early fall, and in most school districts, that means parent-teacher conferences are on tap. Little about education fills a parent with trepidation like parent-teacher conferences. Conferences are a stressful time for everyone; teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Do you want to minimize the stress, and maximize the good efforts of everyone involved with conferences? […]
No one has enough time. Not kids. Not adults. Especially not parents. It’s fall, we’re back to school, and we’ve got PTA, PTO, Art Class, Ballet, Cheerleading, Class Council, Football, Golf, Marching Band, Soccer, Tennis, Theater – the list is endless. Here’s a little extra time for you; a baker’s dozen of songs about time. […]
How To Make Your Upcoming Anniversary The Best Yet If you’re searching for the perfect gift for your wife on your upcoming anniversary, look no further. Here’s a list of ideas that will make your anniversary perfect. Many couples fall into the same old routine of a nice dinner, but you can easily take it […]
Many Dads Roundtable parents are in the midst of the “kid holds up the date and new grade placard” back-to school photo season. It’s become a wistful tradition and a great keepsake. For parents of a few 7th through 9th graders, the photos might also serve as a grim reminder of the horrors of their […]
As summer is winding down, the floodgates are about to open on all the “back-to-school” reminders for parental preparation. While most of the media focuses on the Common Core standards, it’s refreshing to find articles that reinforce the value of art and creativity, and why it’s so important to a child’s development. In a recent […]
There is no better feeling for a father than to be involved in the development of his children; unfortunately, we don’t always have the time ourselves to be involved. However, at those times, we should ensure that our children have a safe, fun environment in which to spend their time. One of the best ways […]