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Many people -both children and adults-- make commitments based on the impression they had of what they were getting into without really knowing what it was going to be like.
Some parents believe their children shou1d be able to do everything on their own, while other parents believe their children need some parental guidance.
As information trafficking evolves, so must the measure of literacy
Picture everyone's life as a box, with the boundaries representing the rules that make up the limits of our rights.
How do you instill in a child the work ethic - the desire to perform a task or assignment to the best of his ability - even under what he views as adverse circumstances?
All of us suffer from procrastination at one time or another - and the operative word here is 'suffer.'
School is a closed environment where teachers go to teach and students go to learn. This is a community unto itself - with both written and unwritten rules for acceptable behavior.
Hi my name is Angela, I am a 12th grade student. I am currently writing a research paper about ADHD and is Ritalin over prescribed.
The Strategizer is a collection of instructions that work to help children of all ages to address all the intangibles that they are expected to apply daily at school.
The major reason I say 'studying is not allowed,' because I choose to use the term 'learn' and not 'study.'
Have you ever had a thought that you wanted to convey, and yet you felt paralyzed while searching for the perfect word?
How many hours of family calmness, bonding and togetherness have instead turned into hours of family squabbles over schoolwork?
Many parents and doctors place great -almost sole- confidence on the label ADD/ADHD and on medication for Attention Deficit Disorder.
In today's world, leaping ahead is more important than waiting. Engineers rely on computer-aided design, doctors are ever more dependent on diagnostic technology, and educational institutions are becoming increasingly dependant on the Internet and
It is common for parents to use a system of punishments and rewards when they are dealing with their children.
Children are trained by school to have decisions about what to do next mapped out for them. The freedom to choose what to do is not a skill schools tend to include in their curriculums.
Parents today are being steadily pulled and pushed toward parenting with fear. Fear for our child's safety and wellbeing is a strong pull.
As seen by the school system, this student is trouble, not doing homework, not completing school tasks, and being disobedient (talking) in school. Teachers and school officials have probably described this student as defiant.
Timing schoolwork has become so important to elementary school teachers, especially in first, second and third grades that learning has taken a back seat to how fast a child can do something.
School expectations completely change in the seventh grade, from allowing students time to develop basic skills to assuming that those skills are already in place - and in use.