For families, there are some things that are universally desirable. These include health care, good schools, and plentiful, well-kept recreational opportunities. When all the factors are weighed into consideration, there are more choices of family-friendly cities than you may realize. [...]
Breaks from school are a fantastic time to activate the imagination. Nothing beats the comfort and excitement of snuggling up to a great book. Alternatively, create a memory book or journal. Writing is an excellent way to preserve family memories and get kids to explore with their imaginations. [...]
Your child has just come home with a list of choices for a project due in two weeks, and you begin to feel that sense of dread because the last project had the whole family up until 2 a.m. the night before it was due, hot gluing and arguing. How can you avoid this from [...]
Dr. Renee Clauselle was recently quoted in PBS’s article, “Back-to-School Time: Trainsition Your Family from Summer to School.” Read the article here for valuable back to school tips!
Homework stations are structured workspaces for your child to complete their homework. They can look different in each household, but there are three key steps in creating a supportive work environment for your child.
The first step in planning a homework station is to talk to your child’s teachers.
• Discuss their expectations for homework.
Some teachers [...]
How to teach healthy meal choices and portion sizes to students who eat school lunches
Are you concerned about what your child is eating at school, but too busy to pack a lunch? Is your child on a free or reduced lunch plan? While we’re waiting for the USDA to raise standards on school lunches, we [...]
Hear Dr. Renee talk about how parents can help their children make that smooth transition back to school here.
It is Back-to-School Time and Dr. Renee has tips to get you ready. For most, staying organized helps to reduce stress as well as build focus and increase task completion. Here are seven tips for staying organized that will work great for both you and your children:
1) Everything has a home.
a. Put items like keys, [...]
When September comes, children go back to school and parents begin the job of managing homework, activities, and school life. I have compiled some tips to help parents prepare for their first parent-teacher conference and/or back-to-school night.
To make the school year a successful one for you and your child, I offer you the following tips: