The Modern Parent

Family Communication

Sending your child to school is something all parents experience at one point or another.  Communicating with your child’s school is a critical component of their future success as a learner.  Successful, high quality schools work diligently to engage families in each child’s educational journey.  Meaningful family communication and engagement can support your child’s school readiness and later academic success. Ms. Heather spoke with The Rhode Show about this topic. Watch the segment here!

Aug 07, 2017

Back to School

The start of the school year is fast approaching; pens and pencils are on sale in every store, the latest fashion in backpacks has arrived, and the excitement is building up for your child! You can never be too prepared to send your child back to school, so we have some tips to help you and your child make a smooth transition into the upcoming school year! Ms. Kelli, VP of Family Engagement & Community Relations at The Children's Workshop, discussed this topic on The Rhode Show.

Jul 31, 2017

School Age Summer Learning

As summer approaches, kids everywhere find themselves in “time to relax” mode, thinking that it’s time to kick back and play. Parents on the other hand are worried that with a few months off their children won’t stay sharp, and with this break have a hard time transitioning back to school mode in September. There are many different techniques and games that parents can use to make learning fun in the summer. The main focus of any activity that you try with your child in the summer has to have aspects of indirect learning. Mr.

Jul 24, 2017

Helping with Homework: How Much Is Too Much?

One of the most important things parents can do before their children start school is guiding them through early education and development. But once a child reaches school age and starts having homework, how much guidance is too much?

Jul 21, 2017

Water Safety

Summer is an exciting time to enjoy going to beach, swimming in a pool, or taking a vacation.  We need to keep in mind that water can be very dangerous if we do not take precautions. So, when you plan a trip and you know you are going to go swimming with the little ones, here are some things to keep in mind while on vacation or by water! Ms. Tracy, VP & Regional Director at The Children's Workshop, discussed this topic on The Rhode Show. Watch the segment here!

Jul 17, 2017

Summer Food Drive

School’s out and Summer is just around the corner.  Most children and families are contemplating summer vacations, activities and all-round fun in the sun - family time. But for some families this can often be a challenging time.  Many families throughout RI and Mass. depend on the public-school system for supplying a healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch for their kiddos.  Their thoughts are focused on meeting their family’s basic needs before they can even transition to the idea of Summer fun. Ms.

Jul 10, 2017

Rainy Day Fun

School’s out, and the sun’s out…  Or not?  Wondering what to do with the kiddos when the gloomy weather casts a shadow on your bright and sunny summer day plans?  Fear not, rainy days can be just as fun and exciting as sunny days, even when there is no school in session!  With a little creativity, you and your kids can get through gloomy days this summer! Ms. Heather was featured on The Rhode Show's season premiere of "Summer Stars." Watch the episode here!

Jul 07, 2017