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Help Children Be Resilient

Resilience is the ability to deal with life’s ups and downs with strength and optimism. Even when life knocks them down, resilient people just keep on coming back! In our world today, resilience is what we want for ourselves and our children.... Full story


Motivation Trumps Self-Esteem

Many American parents believe that self-esteem is the most important factor in finding success at school and in life, but that’s not true. The most important factor in achieving success is motivation – the drive to seek opportunities, accept... Full story


Spring Is A Time To Cultivate The Positive

Spring is a wonderful time of year. The world is fresh and full of opportunities. Let’s all spend some time cultivating the hope of spring by remembering all the things we love and enjoy about our children, and thinking about all the ways we can ac... Full story


Know How To Manage Homework

Homework is one of the biggest issues that parents and teachers work on together – and it’s one of the things that kids hate most about school. One of our educational myths is that all children need to do homework every night. Research tells us... Full story


Grade Retention Is Harmful To Children

Retention letters have gone out in Transylvania County Schools. Parents of students who are not performing on grade level, or who have attendance issues, have received a letter. These letters do not represent a retention decision. Rather, the letter... Full story


Bridging Home And School Perspectives

One of the big sources of anger and frustration for parents is the way in which schools think about children and their needs. Parents and teachers have very different perspectives on children, and it can be hard for parents to hear sometimes, but...


Parents And Teachers Must Communicate

As we welcome 2013, let’s think about home/school communication and how it’s gone so far this school year. Do you have a smooth, comfortable partnership with teachers and other school staff? Strong home/school communication is probably the most...


Let Children Earn It

Many parents are very concerned about their child’s self-esteem, and believe that a big part of their job as parents is to protect it. But very often what happens instead is that children are protected from challenges and from the possibility of...


Know Facts Of Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a diagnosis that is widely misunderstood by parents, teachers, and the community at large. What does it mean? What are the signs? What can be done to help? Let’s start by stating what dyslexia is not. Most people have heard that a dysle...


Everyday Education Ways To Help Your Child Be Successful – Brevard NC

No one loves your child more than you do and no one knows your child better than you do. Your participation in your child’s education and your support for your child’s school are two of the most important things you can do to help your child...


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