The Modern Parent

Fostering Focus

As the school year begins, it is essential for young learners to be ready for a successful day at school.  Although a variety of factors contribute to your child’s success, being focused in school is critical to their educational experiences and educational outcomes. Ms. Heather discussed this topic on The Rhode Show. Watch her segment here!

Ways to help children “practice” being focused at home:

Aug 31, 2017

Before & After School Programs

Today’s world can be very busy and hectic with all the different scheduled activities that kids have these days. Enrolling children in a before and/or after school program can give a child a feeling of normalcy and a routine in their day. There are many benefits to a before and after school program. Often, when kids are asked what they like most about their day, they mention the kids and teachers they meet while attending a before or after school program. Mr.

Aug 21, 2017

Healthy Meals for Back to School

Summer is a time to relax, go to bed to late, eat what you want, and travel, but as we get closer to summer ending and school beginning, we must start thinking of getting our kids back in a routine, eating healthy, and prepping meals. Between homework, work, and sports, this can be stressful, but it does not have to be! If you plan everything out and you don’t wait until the last minute, you will be well prepared and less stressed. Ms. Tracy shared the follow tips on The Rhode Show.

Aug 21, 2017

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

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