Category: Parents (page 1 of 25)

Campus stimulant abuse: Paying for perfect grades with pills

By Joy Stephenson-Laws, founder of Proactive Health Labs (pH) and her medical team Parents are expressing growing shock over the frequency of drug use on American college campuses. And we are not talking about illegal drugs, but legal, prescription... Read More

Sesame Street’s New Character with Autism

The number of kids with autism has increased in the last 20 years. Because of this, it’s very important to teach children how to interact with new friends who may have autism. Luckily, one of the most popular children’s shows of all time agrees.... Read More

The #1 Reason Your Student is Struggling in Math

We talk to parents all the time who are at a loss. Their student seems to be doing everything they can to succeed in their math classes, but they’re still barely making it.  Every day is a struggle. Both you and the student may feel discouraged,... Read More

National Pack Your Lunch Day with StarKist

Did you know that today is National Pack Your Lunch Day?   Whether it’s for your little ones, other half or just you, these Honey BBQ Tuna Sliders are delicious, different and have 29 grams of protein! All that fuel will keep you going all... Read More

How to Protect Children’s Online Privacy

Data collection by smart toys makes the problem more pressing than ever The digital lives of many children are born shortly after they are, when their parents start posting baby pictures on social media. Over the years a child’s digital trail... Read More

#JourneyToAppleville teaches children about diversity

Diversity has gone from something we all celebrate to a hot-button issue in recent months. But Chicago children’s book author Veronica Appleton is available for in-studio commentary or interview with an upbeat and positive message about promoting... Read More

Six Ways Targeted Interventions Can Yield Success for Students with Learning Differences

By Mary Stewart-Oliver, M.A., M.Ed., PPSC, Counselor for The Prentice School With the California public school system ranking the lowest in the nation for student-teacher ratio, at an average of 24-1, compared to the national average of 16-1,... Read More

Here’s what parents of successful kids have in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults. And while there isn’t a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that... Read More

Expert’s Tips to Help Teens AND their Parents Stressed About the SAT/ACT Tests

Testing prep company founder debunks misconceptions, helps parents get organized The New Year brings a shocking reality to millions of parents of teenagers – college is right around the corner. The second semester of the school year for high school... Read More

In Honor of National Breastfeeding Month

Nursing may be a natural part of a woman’s body, but it doesn’t come natural to all women. Some women may experience difficulties when breastfeeding and may feel discouraged. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... Read More

Think twice before you co-sign

Co-signing on someone else’s private student loan isn’t a decision to make lightly. While parents represent three-quarters of co-signers, it’s not unusual to see others pitching in, according to a new report from private loan marketplace... Read More

Tablets for Seniors – supported by #FIOSNY.

Technology can be extremely helpful for families, but it can also be confusing for older members of the family. The grandPad and Claris Companion are two simplified tablets that are specifically designed for the 75 and older crowd, who are unfamiliar... Read More

Backpack Index: Back to School Fees Soar in 2016

SCHOOL FEES SPIKING AS BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY COSTS DECREASE, ACCORDING TO 2016 HUNTINGTON BANK BACKPACK INDEX Families must pay increasing fees for activities from baseball to band, 10-year index reports Families with school-age children can expect a... Read More

Cyberbullying: What Is It and How to Stop It – @CallerSmart

Cyberbullying affects countless teens and adolescents. A 2015 random sample study of 11-15 year olds in the Midwest found that over 34% reported being the victim of cyberbullying in their lifetime. Other studies have found that 1 in 4 teens have been... Read More

Steve Harvey Hosts National Camp to Mentor Fatherless Young Men

Comedian Steve Harvey Hosts National Camp to Mentor Fatherless Young Men with the Help of Notable Community Leaders  “I have always tried to use my platform as a means to serve my community” -Steve Harvey This past weekend, Steve Harvey, the... Read More

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