Education

The best thing a parent can do for the kids is to die. Shocking study.

It must be the best place and time to be a parent in the whole human history: medicine and safety under the belt of this era; outstanding toys/books/yada-yada available; parent’s advice flooding bookshelves, Facebook newsfeeds, tv channels… And don’t forget scientific researches. How come we are still so overwhelmed, frustrated, at our wits ends, battling [...]

Start the new school year off on the right foot!

With the summer rolling towards the end, we all get infected with the Back To School rush. Backpack?  Here.  Lunch Box?  Pretty.  Gazillion of pencils and notebooks?  All ready to be lost and demolished. Tee-shirts, sneakers and pants?  In neat piles in a closet.  Labels?  Stick them on. Socks?!.  Oh, good, all here.   What else? [...]

No child is too smart to fail the kindergarten readiness test

Is your kid ready for kindergarten? Pfff!  While many moms start nervously fidgeting, I was sure that this question didn’t even apply to me: common, my kid could read and multiply before he ever saw the inside of the school bus… Boy, I was surprised.  As my (in my eyes not only the cutest, but [...]

SAT Changes: How Do They Affect Your Child Grades 1-9?

In an article published by the New York Times, the College Board announced major SAT changes that will come in effect in Spring 2016: SAT Test: a total score of 1600, instead of the current 2400 2 subjects – Math and a new section that will be called Evidence-Based Reading & Writing elimination of a penalty for [...]

Youth sports build strong bones for life

The importance of physical activity in the daily life of our kids is clear to everyone. This new research goes further: it indicates that weight-bearing activities like running, volleyball, and tennis during adolescence lead to having stronger bones later in life. The research is specific for women: In the study, published in the British Journal [...]

Easy college planning tip

With education costs increasing every year, don’t you worry how your precious little home genius will afford college education? This mom devised a few tips that help save the money for this important and expensive educational milestone: Lisa M. recommends putting money into his education account 4 times a year enrolling in the Upromise program: [...]