3 Great Cities for Families:

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. […]

Ways to Keep Kids Entertained on School Days off:

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. […]

Don’t Overdo It! Making School Projects Manageable

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’s Back to School Tips in PBS’s Article “Back-to-School Time: Transitioning Your Family From Summer to School”

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!

Help! My child won’t do their homework: Homework stations made easy

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.

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Starting the School Year Right with Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds

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, […]

Dr. Renee on Helping Children Transition Back to School

Hear Dr. Renee talk about how parents can help their children make that smooth transition back to school here.

Organizational Strategies for Your Children — and You!

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 […]

Bullying Prevention Starts at Home

On March 10, the White House hosted a Conference on Bullying Prevention in which students, parents, educators and community leaders discussed ways to combat this problem which affects 13 million students in the U.S. — roughly one-third of the school-age population — who are victims of bullying.

President and First Lady Obama spoke on how […]

Back-To-School Nights & Parent-Teacher Conferences: start your child’s school year off right!

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 […]