Entries Tagged as 'school'

Getting Ready for High School – a Parent’s Perspective

June 11th, 2009 / 2 Comments

What are your biggest concerns for your children in high school? My daughter is looking forward to starting high school in September. Since our local high school is rather large with almost 3,000 students, she is concerned about being able to find her classes, navigating the complicated registration process, and keeping up with the academic […]

What to do with the underachiever

October 9th, 2008 / 1 Comment

The school year just started, and my daughter is already bringing home progress reports. I’ve talked to many frustrated parents who have underachieving children. Their kids are bringing homes low grades, but they could be doing so much better at school if they’ll only apply themselves! What can parents do to help the underachiever? 1. […]

Back To School Night

September 6th, 2008 / 4 Comments

I attended my daughter’s Back to School Night last week. We are blessed to have a great turn-out of parents for such events at the schools. Parent involvement is the number one factor in student success. A friend who is a teacher told me of many incidences when she makes an appointment with parents to […]

Unconventional Ways to Prepare for the College Application Process

April 19th, 2008 / 1 Comment

I am honored to have today’s post written by Margit Crane, M.A., M.S., M.Ed. She is a family relationship coach, speaker, author (HELP! My Teen Has Been Abducted By Aliens!), workshop leader and acclaimed expert on teens, ‘tweens, and their parents. She is the founder of Rock The World Coachinggâ„¢ and is also known as […]

5 encouraging ways to start the week

April 13th, 2008 / No Comments

Spring break is over! Tomorrow we start school again. Sigh! We’ve had such a great time doing all the little things we don’t normally make time to do – play games, do craft projects, went to Griffith Park Observatory, my daughter stayed overnight at a friend’s house, and we stayed up late and woke up […]

Roll Up Your Sleeves & Get Involved

November 28th, 2007 / 2 Comments

Roll up our sleeves: Getting involved is both rewarding and fun! Join us for an interview with Heidi Gallegos, past school PTA President, elected School Board Member, Executive Director of the Regional Chamber of Commerce. She shares from her rich experiences in community involvement, and in raising her blended family which includes a set of […]

Getting Involved in School

November 2nd, 2007 / 2 Comments

The PTA says: “Be involved. Parent involvement helps students learn, improves schools, and helps teachers work with you to help your children succeed.” Parent involvement helps students learn… Imagine if at your work your boss walks around your work area every so often, and even if he doesn’t say a thing to you, wouldn’t you […]

Neatness counts

October 31st, 2007 / No Comments

I get lazy, do you? I have half finished projects, a messy desk, and stacks of paperwork waiting for me. Children are often lazy too. They scribble a few answers on their homework, write a paragraph or two, and consider their homework done. When I was substituting at an after-school care center, I helped children […]