What Parents Need To Know About Homework

How does your child refer to the ‘H’ word? How do you refer to the ‘H’ word? ‘Homework’. When teachers assign homework, children are expected to get it done. We know that every assignment is not always graded or reviewed. In an attempt to minimize its importance, your child will be quick to tell you so. Nonetheless, […]

Home Visiting for School-Based Educators: Planning for Safety

As we embark upon a new school year, for educators,  establishing partnerships with families should be one of this year’s top priorities. Whether your work is in schools or community settings, involving and engaging parents is a MUST. Simply because there is a school-wide parent liaison employed in the building, the total responsibility for parent […]

Why Parenting Is No Exact Science

So you think you screwed up and made the inadvisable decision to allow your 13 year old to go to the mall alone. You didn’t know that your impressionable adolescent teen planned to meet up with friends there. Friends you did not know. You didn’t know them or their parents-their pedigree. You also didn’t know […]

Fast Food Diet Linked to Depression in Teens

According to new research, diets consisting of lots of fast food and few fruits and vegetables, may be linked to severe symptoms of depression in teens. It was found that teens with higher sodium levels and lower potassium were likely to report frequent symptoms of depression. This was after adjusting for age, baseline depression levels and […]