If you are like most parents with school aged children, you have either received a child’s second report card recently or will be receiving it very soon. For some of you, this will be a time of joy and for others; a time for concern. I have been through the highs and lows of report cards. As a former teacher, I obviously had to give them to each student. As a parent, the only thing that has changed is that I am on the receiving end. Today’s post is meant to highlight what this particular report card really means and how to help your child get a jump start on the next term no matter the final grades.
Archive for January 27, 2012
Today’s article is going to focus on shyness. Unfortunately, I had quite a bit of experience with this as a youngster. It’s my contention that a child isn’t born shy or outgoing. There are specific reasons a child develops these traits. Though I may not be able to turn a shy child into the life of the party immediately, I hope what you are about to read can assist you with how these traits can happen and how to help a shy child be a bit more outgoing.
The television in today’s home can mean so many things. For some, it’s a status symbol. For others, it’s instant babysitting when a parent needs a break. Most of us also wouldn’t dispute the entertainment value. But, there’s a hidden consequence not talked about often which may have you think twice before your child watches the next latest greatest show.